John C. Tkazyik
|John C. Tkazyik|
May 5, 1979 |
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Marist College|
Early life and education
Tkazyik was born on May 5, 1979, the only child of Andrew and Frances Filoia Tkazyik. He's a graduate of Marist College with a B.A. degree in psychology/special education. Along with his duties as mayor, he's also a manager at his family owned restaurant, Andy's Place, located in Poughkeepsie.
Tkazyik was elected to the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council in 2001. He was reelected to the Council in 2003 and 2005. He successfully ran for mayor in November 2007 and served on the Common Council until he took that office on January 1, 2008. He was sworn into office as the City of Poughkeepsie's second youngest mayor. He was reelected to a second term in 2011. On February 1, 2014, Tkazyik announced his candidacy for New York state's 41st Senate District.
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