Farías makes history as first Latina majority leader in women-majority City Council

Bronx City Council Member Amanda Farías made history last week when she was tapped as the first Latina to serve as majority leader of the council.

Council Speaker Adrienne Adams — a southeast Queens Democrat and the first Black speaker on the council — appointed Farías at the body’s Jan. 3 charter meeting. She replaces Manhattan Council Member Keith Powers. 

“I am confident that in this new position, I will be able to deliver tangible results for my constituents, colleagues, and all New Yorkers alike as we work to strengthen the city we all love,” Farías, the Council District 18 rep, said in a statement Tuesday.