Vanessa Gibson

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Vanessa L. Gibson
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 77th district
Assumed office
June 2009
Preceded by Aurelia Greene
Personal details
Born (1979-03-19) March 19, 1979 (age 35)[1]
New York City[1]
Political party Democratic
Residence Morris Heights, Bronx, New York[2]
Alma mater University of Albany
Baruch College[2]
Profession politician
Website Official website

Vanessa L. Gibson (born March 19, 1979)[1] is a former state Assemblywoman for New York's 77th district, which includes the Concourse, Highbridge, and Morris Heights sections of the Southwest Bronx.

A resident of Morris Heights, Gibson graduated from Murry Bergtraum High School in 1997. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Albany in May 2001. Gibson received a M.P.A. from Baruch College (City University of New York) in May 2009.[2]

In her senior year of college, she was an intern to Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene. Two years later, in November 2003, Gibson was promoted to the District Manager for Greene's 77th District.

Gibson was first elected to the State Assembly in a June 2009 special election to replace Greene, who earlier that year had joined the cabinet of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr..

During her tenure in the state Assembly, Ms. Gibson served as a member of the standing committees on: Banks, Children & Families, Corporations, Authorities & Commissions, Housing, Small Business, and Social Services. She also served as a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and the Women’s Legislative Caucus.

Gibson ran for New York City Council and won in 2013. She currently serves as the City Councilmember for District 16.

Election results[edit]

Vanessa L. Gibson (DEM - WOR) ... 1,756
Barbara L. Bowland (REP) ... 93
Joel Ray Rivera (CON) ... 495
Vanessa L. Gibson (DEM - WOR) ... 12,261
Tanya Carmichael (REP) ... 362
Robert Marrero (CON) ... 148


External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Aurelia Greene
New York State Assembly, 77th District