After historic 2021 wins, City Council hopes to keep women-majority in ’23


A political metamorphosis took shape in New York’s 2021 election cycle. In January 2022, the incoming City Council was historic with the ushering in of new terms for 31 women — with 86% of those women of color — marking the legislative body’s first female majority.

Of the 23 newly elected women to reach Council Chambers that year, four represent the Bronx: Marjorie Velázquez (District 13), Pierina Sanchez (District 14), Althea Stevens (District 16) and Amanda Farías (District 18).

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