Nily Rozic

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Nily Rozic
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded byRory Lancman
Personal details
BornJerusalem, Israel
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceFresh Meadows, Queens
Alma materNew York University
WebsiteOfficial website

Nily Rozic is a legislator from Queens, New York and a member of the New York State Assembly.

Rozic represents New York's 25th District, which spans the northeast portions of Queens, including the communities of Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, and Douglaston.

Early life and education[edit]

Rozic was born in Jerusalem, Israel and raised in the United States. She is a graduate of Townsend Harris High School and New York University.[1]


Prior to her election, Rozic had been chief of staff to Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh.[citation needed]

2012 election[edit]

In 2012, Rory I. Lancman,[2] the former Democratic representative of the 25th District, decided to vacate his assembly seat. Rozic defeated Jerry Iannece[3] from Bayside in the Democratic Party primary. Rozic received 55.6 percent of the vote to Iannece's 44.4. In the 2012 general election, Rozic went on to defeat Republican Party nominee William N. Garifal Jr.,[4] and Conservative candidate Abe Fuchs[5] in the November general.

2014 election[edit]

In the 2014 Assembly race, Rozic was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[6] Rozic ran as the candidate of the Working Families Party and Independence Party. She was uncontested in the 2014 general election of the 25th Assembly District.[6]

2016 election[edit]

Rozic, running for a third term in 2016, was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[7] Rozic was challenged by Republican candidate Usman Ali Chohan in 2016.[8] In the general election, Rozic won her third term with 76.36 percent of the vote (about 22,000 voters).[9]

Committee appointments[edit]

She was appointed to serve on the Assembly's Children and Families, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Correction, Environmental Conservation, and Labor Committees.[citation needed]

She was also a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force.[citation needed]

She serves on the Assembly's Ways & Means, Labor, Environmental Conservation, Correction, and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committees.[citation needed] In 2017, Nily was named as chair of the Task Force on Women's Issues.[6]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2013, Rozic was named as a Rising Star on City & State's annual list of the Next Generation of Political Leaders for becoming an influential force in New York State politics as a young elected official.[10] Nily was also selected as one of The Jewish Week's 36 Under 36. She has been a featured speaker at Running Start's Young Women's Political Summit, IGNITE's Young Women's Political Mobilization Conference, Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, State Innovation Exchange (SiX) Conference, and at the American Association of University Women's Elect Her: Campus Women Win Initiative. She was a finalist for the first-ever EMILY's List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. Rozic was selected to participate in the Lindsay Fellowship Program's Inaugural Class of 2017 under CUNY's Institute for Local and State Governance as well as Governing Magazine's Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Rozic lives in Fresh Meadows, Queens.[1]


  1. ^ a b "New York State Assembly | Nily Rozic". Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  2. ^ "Rory Lancman". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Jerry M. Iannece". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "William N. Garifal, Jr". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Abraham M. Fuchs". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Nily Rozic". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Nily Rozic". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ballotpedia Usman Ali Chohan". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Ballotpedia Election Results 2016". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "City & State's Rising Star list". Retrieved May 25, 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Rory Lancman
New York Assembly, 25th District