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  Gentile, Vincent
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameVincent Gentile
Address8901 Shore Road 7E
Brooklyn, New York , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born January 03, 1959 (58 years)
Contributornystate63
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InfoCouncil Member Vincent J. Gentile was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He currently lives in Dyker Heights. He graduated from Fort Hamilton High School, Cornell University, and earned a law degree from Fordham University.

Gentile won a special election on February 25, 2003 to fill a vacant seat and was re-elected in November 2003 to represent the 43rd District. He currently serves on six committees in the City Council: Consumer Affairs, Land Use, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Disability Services, Public Safety, State & Federal Legislation, and Waterfronts. He also sits on the Land Use Subcommittee on Planning. Dispositions & Concessions and is a member of the Italian-American Caucus.

In his first few months on the job, Gentile managed to secure key funding for programs and capital projects in his district, and as a member of the Brooklyn delegation he worked actively to see that Brooklyn received its fair share of City budget funding. He has also been active in tackling issues such as transportation, specifically by saving ferry service to Lower Manhattan and by addressing the need for subway service improvements. As many homes within the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Fort Hamilton neighborhoods have become targets for redevelopment, Gentile has taken the lead on the issue of zoning and home preservation. Upon taking office, he immediately created the Preservation Task Force to address these concerns. In addition, he secured an additional daily round of sanitation collections in commercial areas of his district following the passage of the budget. He has also been active fighting Sunday parking meters, excessive enforcement of parking meters, and aggressive enforcement of sidewalk violations.

Gentile's ties to his community, his record of delivering goods and services to the 43rd District, and his reputation as being tough on crime are largely an extension of his record as a prosecutor for 11 years and a State Senator for six years, where he represented many of the same neighborhoods he represents today.


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Sep 22, 2004 12:00am News "Gay Harass" Charge Rocks City Council  Article New York Democrat 
Sep 21, 2004 12:00am Speculative Gentile is alleged to have sexually harassed a teenage male  Article Mr. Techno 

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  11/07/2017 Kings County District Attorney ???
  09/12/2017 Kings County District Attorney - D Primary Lost 8.74% (-44.14%)
  05/05/2015 NY District 11 - Special Lost 40.11% (-18.23%)
  11/05/2013 New York City Council 43 Won 62.76% (+27.25%)
  11/03/2009 New York City Council 43 Won 61.70% (+23.40%)
  11/08/2005 New York City Council 43 Won 55.29% (+10.58%)
  11/04/2003 New York City Council 43 Won 54.46% (+8.92%)
  02/12/2003 New York City Council 43 Special Won 30.20% (+0.29%)
  11/05/2002 NY State Senate 22 Lost 45.35% (-9.31%)
  11/07/2000 NY State Senate 23 Won 61.53% (+23.69%)
  11/03/1998 NY State Senate 23 Won 54.02% (+9.02%)
  11/05/1996 NY State Senate 23 Won 50.19% (+18.62%)
  11/08/1994 NY State Senate 23 Lost 40.93% (-14.18%)
ENDORSEMENTS
New York City Council 44 Special - Mar 23, 2010 D David G. Greenfield
NYC Public Advocate - D Runoff - Sep 29, 2009 D Bill de Blasio
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 13, 2005 D A. Gifford Miller