Previously Represented R’wood, B’wick
Incoming Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams tapped City Council Member Diana Reyna as his deputy borough president, it was reported Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Reyna, who represented sections of Ridgewood, Bushwick, East Williamsburg and Williamsburg in the 34th Council District, wrapped up her third term as a City Council Member Tuesday.
Reyna was first elected to City Council in 2001 after working as chief of staff to ex-Kings County Democratic boss and former Assemblyman Vito Lopez. The two broke ties early in Reyna’s career as a Council member.
Reyna was also the first Dominican-American woman to be elected to public office in New York State.
“I’m proud to have Diana Reyna on our team,” Adams said in a statement. “…[She] has spent her entire career focused in the issues that matter the most to everyday New Yorkers as a champion of affordable housing, she helped build and maintain thousands of units for lowand middle-income families.”
“I am excited and honored to take on this historic opportunity to grow and improve my beloved borough,” Reyna said. “Borough Presidentelect Adams has always stood up for those who most need government to work for them, and his election represents an important moment in Brooklyn where those values are needed-and clearly shared-now more than ever. I look forward to helping Team Adams achieve its goal of One Brooklyn, a borough that leaves no one behind and works together toward common goals, as part of the new administration at Borough Hall.”