Elizabeth Crowley

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Liz Crowley
Member of the New York City Council from the 30th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2009
Preceded by Anthony Como
Personal details
Born (1977-11-27) November 27, 1977 (age 37)
Queens, New York
Political party Democratic
Children 2
Alma mater Fashion Institute of Technology
Pratt Institute
Website Official website

Elizabeth Crowley (born November 27, 1977) is the Council member for the 30th District of the New York City Council. She is a Democrat. The district includes portions of Cypress Hills, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Forest Park, Glendale, Kew Gardens, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ozone Park, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Sunnyside, Woodhaven and Woodside in Queens.

Life and career[edit]

Crowley has an M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Architecture and a B.A. magna cum laude in Restoration and Preservation from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology where she was a Presidential Scholar.[citation needed]

On March 19, 2012, Crowley announced that she would seek the Democratic nomination for New York's 6th congressional district. Crowley faced New York State Assembly members Rory Lancman and Grace Meng in the primary election.[1]

New York City Council[edit]

Crowley was first elected in November 2008, defeating the incumbent Republican, Anthony Como, and is the first Democrat and first woman to represent the district. She was re-elected to a second term in November 2013 and currently serves as Chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Services Committee.

On council, Crowley has been the leading voice calling on the administration to make numerous fixes to the 911 system including hiring more personnel and changing the call taking process.[2] In May 2014 and in direct response to pressure from Crowley and union advocates, the de Blasio administration announced a broader study into the management of emergency calls at the same time as Crowley's committee held an oversight hearing examining the 911 system.[3]

Election history
Location Year Election Results
NYC Council
District 30
2001 Democratic Primary √ Elizabeth Crowley 45.94%
Linda Sansivieri 32.35%
Robert Cermeli 21.71%
NYC Council
District 30
2001 General Dennis Gallagher (R) 58.89%
Elizabeth Crowley (D) 40.20%
Sharain Pereira (Green) .91%
NYC Council
District 30
2008 Special Anthony Como (R) 31.64%
Elizabeth Crowley (D) 31.11%
Tom Ognibene (R) 27.34%
Charles Ober (D) 9.92%
NYC Council
District 30
2009 General √ Elizabeth Crowley (D) 59.76%
Tom Ognibene (R) 40.23%
New York 6 2012 Democratic Primary Grace Meng 52.98%
Rory Lancman 25.33%
Elizabeth Crowley 16.46%
Robert Mittman 5.23%
NYC Council
District 30
2012 General √ Elizabeth Crowley (D) 58.94%
Craig Caruana (R) 40.96%


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Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Como
New York City Council, 30th District