Mark Treyger

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Mark Treyger
Member of the New York City Council from the 47th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded byDomenic Recchia
Personal details
Born (1982-04-15) April 15, 1982 (age 37)
Brooklyn, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materBrooklyn College (B.A. & M.A.)
WebsiteOfficial website

Mark Treyger (born April 15, 1982) is the Council member for the 47th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. The district includes portions of Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, and Sea Gate in Brooklyn.[1]

Life and education[edit]

Treyger was born in Brooklyn, NY. One of two children, Treyger was the first child in his family to be born in the United States. His sister Elina and his parents were all born in Ukraine, having emigrated to the United States from Mogilev-Podolskiy.[2] He was raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He went to P.S./I.S. 226 and Edward R. Murrow High School. He received his bachelor's degree in political science and master's degree in social studies education both from Brooklyn College.[3]


Treyger taught history at New Utrecht High School and served as a delegate for the United Federation of Teachers.[4]

New York City Council[edit]

In 2013, Councilman Domenic Recchia was term-limited and unable to run again. Treyger was elected to the City Council in the November 2013 elections.[5] In 2017, Teyger was re-elected winning by a land-slide receiving 73% of the votes.[6]

Election history
Location Year Election Results
NYC Council
District 47
2013 Democratic Primary √ Mark Treyger 45.92%
Todd Dobrin 28.38%
John Lisyanskiy 25.70%
NYC Council
District 47
2013 General √ Mark Treyger (D) 70.33%
Andy Sullivan (R) 26.68%
Connis M. Mobley (School Choice) 1.89%
NYC Council
District 47
2017 General √ Mark Treyger (D) 72.44%
Raimondo Denaro (R) 27.38%


  1. ^ "Treyger opens 2nd office in council district". Brooklyn Eagle. 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  2. ^ "Ukrainian-American Councilman Mark Treyger Blasts Russia's "Intimidation"". NY Daily News. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2014-09-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "UFT delegate Treyger wins primary for Brooklyn Council seat - United Federation of Teachers". Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "Mark Treyger wins big in Council race - Home Reporter News: Government". Home Reporter News. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  6. ^ "Coney Island election results: Treyger, Deutsch coast to victory in City Council races". Home Reporter News. November 8, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Domenic Recchia
New York City Council, 47th District