SNAPSHOTS | Former teacher Eric Dinowitz keeps an eye on NYC education


Rolling out our new series of political “Snapshots,” the Bronx Times sat down with each of the Bronx’s recently elected officials for a discussion on their 2022 legislative agendas and issues of importance to their districts. 

Eric Dinowitz

Age: 35

Neighborhood: Riverdale

Political ideology: Progressive Democrat

Fun Fact: “I have one of my bachelor’s degrees in music, and the other, predictably, is in political science.”

City Councilman Eric Dinowitz, the son of New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, won a March 23 special election replacing Andrew Cohen, who is now a Bronx Supreme Court judge. Dinowitz will continue representing the 11th Council District — which includes Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Norwood, Van Cortlandt Village, Woodlawn and Wakefield — after winning re-election on Nov. 2 against Republican Kevin Pazmino with 79% of votes, with 99% of scanners recorded.

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