|Member of the New York City Council from the 22nd District|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Peter Vallone, Jr.|
|Born||January 7, 1975|
|Alma mater||Queens College (B.A.)|
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)
Life and career
Constantinides was born and raised in Astoria, Queens, where he still resides today. He attended local public schools P.S. 84 and P.S. 122, Constantinides graduated Cum Laude from CUNY Queens College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. He was admitted to the New York State Bar as an attorney in 2014.
Previously, Constantinides served as Deputy Chief of Staff to New York City Council Member James F. Gennaro of District 24. Constantinides is the first Greek-Cypriot American to hold elected office.
In 2013 Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. was barred from running for another term due to term limits, Constantinides won the Democratic primary to succeed him, and easily won the general election later that year to take the seat.
|2013||Democratic Primary||√ Costa G. Constantinides 55.75%|
John J. Ciafone 22.38%
Constantinos "Gus" Prentzas 21.87%
|2013||General||√ Costa G. Constantinides (D) 65.44%|
Lynne Serpe (Green) 14.80%
Daniel Peterson (R) 11.33%
Danielle DeStefano (Conservative) 7.90%
Gerald Kann (Populist) .39%
New York City Council
Constantinides serves as the Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection in the New York City Council.
- Shepard, Laura A. (2014), "Costa gets right down to business", Queens Chronicle, retrieved 2014-02-02
- "Costa Constantinides Wins Astoria City Council Primary Race". DNAinfo. 2013-09-11. Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
- "Committee on Environmental Protection". New York City Council. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
Peter Vallone, Jr.
| New York City Council, 22nd District