Francisco Moya

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Francisco P. Moya
Member of the New York City Council from the 21st district
Assumed office
January 1, 2018
Preceded by Julissa Ferreras
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 39th district
In office
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2017
Preceded by Jose Peralta
Succeeded by Aridia Espinal
Personal details
Born (1974-01-09) January 9, 1974 (age 44)[1]
Corona, Queens, New York[1]
Political party Democratic
Residence Corona, Queens, New York
Alma mater St. John’s University
Baruch College
Profession Politician
Website Official website

Francisco P. Moya (born January 9, 1974) is an American politician from Corona, Queens. He has served in the New York City Council from the 21st district since 2018. He served in the New York State Assembly from the 39th district from 2011 to 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Moya has a B.A. degree in Asian Studies from St. John’s University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College.[1]

Moya says he is the first state legislator of Ecuadorian descent.[1]

Moya is an avid supporter of FC Barcelona and New York City FC.[citation needed]


His political background includes stints as an aide to Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and to then-State Senator David Paterson. He has worked in public affairs for Cablevision and was formerly a director of business development at Elmhurst Hospital Center.[2]

In September 2010, he was named one of The Capitol's "40 under 40" for being a young influential member of New York State politics.[3]

State legislature[edit]

He won a September 2010 primary election, defeating former State Senator Hiram Monseratte.[1] Moya ran unopposed in the November 2010 general election for the 39th Assembly District in Queens, New York..[4][5]

City legislature[edit]

In 2017, Moya again defeated Monseratte in the Democratic primary for the 21st District of the City Council, with 55% of the vote.[6]

In the general election, Moya was the only candidate and thus won election to the City Council.

Moya serves on the following New York City Council committees:[7]

  • Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations
  • Finance
  • Land Use
    • Zoning and Franchises (He serves as chair of this subcommittee.)
  • Parks and Recreation
  • For-Hire Vehicles
  • Hospitals


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Legislative Preview: Meet The New Members". The Capitol. Manhattan Media. January 6, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Courtney Gross (February 17, 2009). "Complicated Calculus in Race to Replace Monserrate". Gotham Gazette. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rising Stars 40 Under 40: Francisco Moya Archived 2013-01-01 at the Wayback Machine., City & State, September 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "Assembly Election Returns: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 18, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Moya Touts 'Honesty and Integrity' in Council Win Over Monserrate in Queens". DNAinfo New York. Archived from the original on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "District 21". Francisco Moya. Retrieved 2018-04-25. 

External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Jose Peralta
New York State Assembly, 39th District
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2017
Succeeded by
Aridia Espinal