|Member of the New York City Council from the 13th district|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2018
|Preceded by||James Vacca|
|Member of the New York State Assembly from the 80th district|
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2017
|Preceded by||Naomi Rivera|
|Succeeded by||Nathalia Fernandez|
|Born||Bronx, New York, US|
|Alma mater||St. John's University (BA)|
Mark Gjonaj (// JOH-nye) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He has served in the New York City Council from the 13th district since 2018. He represented district 80 of the New York State Assembly from 2013 to 2017. His district encompasses Morris Park, Pelham Parkway, Pelham Gardens, and Norwood, among other communities located in the Borough of the Bronx.
Early life and education
Gjonaj is the president of M P Realty Group Corp., a real estate brokerage firm that he founded in 1999. His political experience prior to election was as a member of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.
New York State Assembly
New York City Council
In 2017, Gjonaj entered the race to represent the 13th District of the New York City Council, to replace Councilman James Vacca, who had to step down due to term limits. Gjonaj won the five-way primary with 39% of the vote.
On November 8, 2017, Gjonaj won his bid to replace New York City Councilman James Vacca, defeating the Republican candidate John Cerini by a margin of 49% to 36%.
|2012||General||√ Mark Gjonaj (D)||22,386||77.76%|
|Nicole J. Torres (R)||2,600||7.92% |
|Naomi Rivera (WFP)||2,186||6.66% |
|Patrick A. McManus (Cons)||861||2.62% |
|William Edstrom (Green)||274||0.83% |
|2014||General||√ Mark Gjonaj (D)||9,816||77.76%|
|Robert Goodman (R/Cons)||1,892||14.99% |
|2016||General||√ Mark Gjonaj (D)||24,959||70.50%|
|Nicholas Marricco (R)||3,391||9.58% |
|Robert Goodman (Cons)||953||2.69%|
|2017||Democratic Primary||√ Mark Gjonaj||3,503||38.46%|
|Marjorie Velazquez||3,113||34.14% |
|John C. Doyle||1,728||18.97%|
|2017||General||√ Mark Gjonaj (D)||10,602||48.62%|
|John Cerini (R/Cons/Reform)||7,791||35.73%|
|Marjorie Velazquez (WFP)||2,829||12.97%|
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