Dominican-born 3-term NY State senator takes the oath
New York.- Dominican-born NY State senator Adriano Espaillat on Thursday took the oath for his third term as legislator at the state capital of Albany, representing 31st Democratic district that encompasses much of Upper Manhattan, the neighborhood with the highest Dominican population in the world.
Espaillat, reelected with a record vote of more than 35,000 in the NY State polls last November, will host a luncheon with district constituents 1pm February 1, at the senatorial office on Broadway Av.
They Santiago native has also invited community leaders and political figures of the Dominican community.
Espaillat, who currently chairs the American Conference in the state senate in New York, began his legislative career in 1996 when he was elected in a historic match, defeating the powerful incumbent of Irish descent, Brian Murtaugh, who had held the post for over 20 years.