Costa Constantinides

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Costa Constantinides
Member of the New York City Council from the 22nd District
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded byPeter Vallone, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1975-01-07) January 7, 1975 (age 44)
Astoria, Queens
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lori Constantinides
Alma materQueens College (B.A.)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)
WebsiteOfficial website

Costa Constantinides (born January 7, 1975) is the Council member for the 22nd District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat.

The district includes Astoria, East Elmhurst, part of Long Island City, Rikers Island and part of Woodside in Queens.

Life and career[edit]

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.[1]


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.[2]

Election history
Location Year Election Results
NYC Council
District 22
2013 Democratic Primary √ Costa G. Constantinides 55.75%
John J. Ciafone 22.38%
Constantinos "Gus" Prentzas 21.87%
NYC Council
District 22
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[edit]

Constantinides serves as the Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection in the New York City Council.[3]


  1. ^ Shepard, Laura A. (2014), "Costa gets right down to business", Queens Chronicle, retrieved 2014-02-02
  2. ^ "Costa Constantinides Wins Astoria City Council Primary Race". DNAinfo. 2013-09-11. Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
  3. ^ "Committee on Environmental Protection". New York City Council. Retrieved 2019-03-14.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Vallone, Jr.
New York City Council, 22nd District