District 24 is once again formally represented in the New York City Council. James F. Gennaro, a Jamaica Estates resident, was sworn in this past Thursday, February 18 – 6,970 days after he was originally sworn in back in early 2002.

“My election was certified today by the NYC BOE!” declared the re-elected Council Member, who won a widely publicized special election with 60.1% of the vote – 4,078 certified votes. Gennaro was congratulated by Mayor Bill de Blasio and US Senator Chuck Schumer, and took the Oath of Office via a Zoom livestream, as he stood beside his wife Wendy and was surrounded by his children.

In 2002, Mayor Ed Koch swore in Gennaro at LeFrak Concert Hall in Queens College. Gennaro is currently serving the remainder of Rory Lancman’s term, which expires at the close of 2021; he is up again for election in the June primaries. His office can be reached at 718-217-4969.