Nily Rozic

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Nily Rozic
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded by Rory Lancman
Personal details
Born Jerusalem, Israel[1]
Political party Democratic
Residence Fresh Meadows, Queens
Alma mater New York University
Website Official website

Nily Rozic is a legislator from Queens, New York, who is a member of the New York State Assembly.

Rozic represents New York’s 25th District, which spans the northeast portion of Queens, including the communities of Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, and Douglaston.

2012 Election[edit]

Democratic Primary[edit]

In 2012, Rory I. Lancman,[2] the Former Democratic Incumbent of the 25th District, had decided to attempt an election for New York City Council in District 24’s Seat. Prior to leaving the assembly seat, he directly sponsored Nily Rozic for the position.

Jerry Iannece[3] from Bayside, faced her in the Party Primary winning 44.4 Percent (About 1,854 registered democrats) of the District. 

Rozic was able to gain roughly 55.6 percent of the vote from democrats in the district. Due largely, to the amount of established democrats in the party that sponsored her. She won the primary and went on to face the other parties in the General Election. 

General Election[edit]

In the 2012 General Election, Rozic faced the Republican and Conservative Party candidates from the district. The Republican Candidate, Abraham Fuchs,[4] gained about 6 thousand votes (Roughly 26.9 percent of the district's registered voters). The Conservative Party Candidate, William N. Garifal Jr.,[5] received about 655 votes (About 2,9 percent of the district). 

She also faced the former opposition in her party, Jerry Iannece,[3] in the general election, with his unopposed nomination for the Independence Party of New York on the ballot.

Post General Election[edit]

Upon her election in 2012, Assemblywoman Rozic became the youngest woman ever elected to the state legislature, an honor formerly held by Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, and the first woman ever to represent the 25th District.

Committee Appointments[edit]

Post-Election she was appointed to serve on the Assembly’s Children and Families, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Correction, Environmental Conservation, and Labor Committees.

She was also a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, two of the many appointments she still holds in the Assembly Chambers.

Local Recognition[edit]

Rozic was selected as a Rising Star on City & State’s annual list of the Next Generation of Political Leaders. She was also a featured speaker at Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Summit and at the American Association of University Women‘s Elect Her: Campus Women Win Initiative.

2014 Election[edit]

Democratic Primary[edit]

In the 2014 Assembly Race, Nily Rozic ran unopposed for the Democratic Primary in the district. [6]

General Election[edit]

Rozic's first run on third party lines was in the 2014 General Election. She ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party Lines. She was not challenged in the 2014 general election for the 25th Assembly District. [6]

2016 Election[edit]

Democratic Primary[edit]

Nily Rozic, running for a third term in 2016, ran unopposed again in the Democratic Primary. [7]

General Election[edit]

Rozic was challenged by a Republican in 2016. Usman Ali Chohan, a Muslim college student from St. John's University, who lives just blocks away from her home in Fresh Meadows, Queens, ran on the Republican Party's Line.[8] She won against Mr. Chohan in November, due largely to the 2016 Presidential Race and its large controversy in the state, that pushed many voters in the district to display opposition to the party in all elections.

Chohan gained 23.64 percent of the district (Roughly 6, 854 voters). Meanwhile, Rozic won a third term with almost 77 percent of the district (About 22 thousand voters). [9]

Post General Election[edit]

Rozic was appointed to serve as Chair of the Ways and Means Sub-Committee post-election and began her 2017 Legislative Session recently.[7]

Prior Political Experience[edit]

Prior to her election, Rozic had been chief of staff to Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh. She replaced past assembly member, Rory Lancman, in the newly drawn 25th District.

Rory Lancman directly sponsored her, which won over the majority of the district, being that he was the previous incumbent for the Assembly Seat.

Personal life[edit]

She was born in Jerusalem, Israel and was raised in the United States. A graduate of Townsend Harris High School ('04) and New York University, Rozic lives in Fresh Meadows, Queens.[10]

Committee appointments[edit]

She serves on the Assembly’s Children and Families, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Correction, Environmental Conservation, and Labor Committees. She is a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force.[6]


  1. ^ Nily Rozic. New York State Assembly
  2. ^ "Rory Lancman - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Jerry M. Iannece - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Abraham M. Fuchs - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  5. ^ "William N. Garifal, Jr. - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  6. ^ a b c "Nily Rozic - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  7. ^ a b "Nily Rozic - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  8. ^ "Ballotpedia Usman Ali Chohan". 
  9. ^ "Ballotpedia Election Results 2016". 
  10. ^ "New York State Assembly | Nily Rozic". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Rory Lancman
New York Assembly, 25th District