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Nily Rozic

Nily Rozic is a legislator from Queens, New York and a member of the New York State Assembly.

Nily Rozic
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded by Rory Lancman
Personal details
Born Jerusalem, Israel
Political party Democratic
Residence Fresh Meadows, Queens
Alma mater New York University
Website Official website

Rozic represents New York’s 25th District, which spans the northeast portions of Queens, including the communities of Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, and Douglaston.

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2012 ElectionEdit

Democratic PrimaryEdit

In 2012, Rory I. Lancman,[1] the former Democratic representative of the 25th District, decided to vacate his assembly seat.

Rozic defeated Jerry Iannece[2] from Bayside in the Democratic party primary. Rozic had 55.6 percent of the vote to Iannece’s 44.4.

General ElectionEdit

In the 2012 general election, Rozic went on to face Republican Party-backed William N. Garifal Jr.,[3] and Conservative candidate Abe Fuchs[4] in the November general.

Post General ElectionEdit

Upon her election in 2012, Assemblywoman Rozic became the youngest woman ever elected to the state legislature and the first woman to represent the 25th District.

Committee AppointmentsEdit

She was appointed to serve on the Assembly’s Children and Families, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Correction, Environmental Conservation, and Labor Committees.

She was also a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, two of the many appointments she still holds in the Assembly.

Local RecognitionEdit

In 2013, Rozic was named as a Rising Star on City & State’s annual list of the Next Generation of Political Leaders for becoming an influential force in New York State politics as a young elected official[5]. Nily was also selected as one of The Jewish Week's 36 Under 36. She has been a featured speaker at Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Summit, IGNITE's Young Women's Political Mobilization Conference, Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, State Innovation Exchange (SiX) Conference, and at the American Association of University Women‘s Elect Her: Campus Women Win Initiative. She was a finalist for the first-ever EMILY’s List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. Rozic was selected to participate in the Lindsay Fellowship Program’s Inaugural Class of 2017 under CUNY's Institute for Local and State Governance as well as Governing Magazine’s Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2017.

2014 ElectionEdit

Democratic PrimaryEdit

In the 2014 Assembly race, Nily Rozic was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[6]

General ElectionEdit

Rozic ran as the candidate of the Working Families Party and Independence Party. She was uncontested in the 2014 general election of the 25th Assembly District.[6]

2016 ElectionEdit

Democratic PrimaryEdit

Nily Rozic, running for a third term in 2016, ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7]

General ElectionEdit

Rozic was challenged by Republican candidate Usman Ali Chohan in 2016.[8] In the general election, Rozic won her third term with 76.36 percent of the vote (about 22,000 voters).[9]


Prior Political ExperienceEdit

Prior to her election, Rozic had been chief of staff to Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh.

Personal lifeEdit

Rozic was born in Jerusalem, Israel and raised in the United States. A graduate of Townsend Harris High School and New York University, Rozic lives in Fresh Meadows, Queens.[10]

Committee appointmentsEdit

She serves on the Assembly’s Ways & Means, Labor, Environmental Conservation, Correction, and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committees. She is a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force. In 2017, Nily was named as chair of the Task Force on Women’s Issues.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rory Lancman". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Jerry M. Iannece". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ "William N. Garifal, Jr". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Abraham M. Fuchs". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ "City & State's Rising Star list". CityAndStateNY.com. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Nily Rozic". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Nily Rozic". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Ballotpedia Usman Ali Chohan". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Ballotpedia Election Results 2016". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  10. ^ "New York State Assembly | Nily Rozic". nyassembly.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Rory Lancman
New York Assembly, 25th District
2013–present
Incumbent