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James F Gennaro (D, WF)
Funds Raised: $67,016.00
Source: New York City Campaign Finance Board>
Gennaro, 52, is a three-term incumbent who is term limited out of his seat this election cycle. Prior to becoming Councilman, his experience with city government included serving as Senior Policy Adviser to former New York City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., President of the Jamaica Estates Association, and as a member of Queens Community Board 8. During his tenure on the City Council he was named Chairman of the Environmental Protection Committee. As Chairmen, Gennaro introduced bills to curb global warming emissions, encourage "green building," and the use of more "clear air" vehicles in the city. He also allocated funds for major projects in every public school in his district. Gennaro was raised in East Meadow, NY and has been a resident of Jamaica Estates for 17 years. He is married and has one daughter. (source: http://web.archive.org/web/20120801144250/http://www.councilpedia.org/index.php?title=James_Gennaro_2009)