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

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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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