Assemblyman John Zaccaro Jr. Inauguration

Inauguration of Assemblyman John Zaccaro Jr. 

By Robert Press

Saturday March 4th was the inauguration of New Assemblyman John Zaccaro Jr. that was held at the Jacobi Hospital Rotunda. Members of the assembly came from all five boroughs. Elected officials who spoke included U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (on video), New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Congressman Ritchie Torres, Bronx Borough President Vanesa Gibson, Bronx Democratic Party Leader State Senator Jamaal Bailey, State Senator Nathalia Fernandez, and Councilman Rafael Salamanca who called the new assemblyman by his former name in Councilman Salamanca’s office John John and JZ in the district.  

Mrs. Daniella Zaccaro introduced her husband after saying a few words about him, as Speaker Heastie swore Assemblyman Zaccaro in with his family and mother on stage with him. The newly sworn in Assemblyman thanked his staff for putting the inauguration together, the elected officials who came a well as those in the audience who came to see their new assemblyman. He said he would not disappoint the people of the district as he is their member of the assembly. 

The Invocation was given by Pastor Jay Gooding, Rabbi Keith Elijah Thompson, and Imam Abdulla Momahed. Performances were by Mind Builders Creative Arts Center, Alba Life School, and the Yemen Traditional Youth. 



Before the ceremony Assemblyman John Zaccaro took some photos, here he is with his mother.




Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the left and Councilman Oswald Feliz on the right with various other members of the State Assembly, State Senate and Democratic Party around Assemblyman John Zaccaro Jr.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer checks to see if it is his turn to speak.

Councilman Rafael Salamanca spoke highly of his former Chief of Staff, John John as he called him.

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson who resides in the 80th Assembly District welcomes her new member of the assembly, a position she once held.
Assemblyman John Zaccaro Jr. watches his wife Daniella speak about him, as one of his sons talks to John’s new boss Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
Assemblyman Zaccaro Jr. and his family are on stage as his wife Daniella holds the bible John’s hand is resting on as Speaker Heastie swears in new Assemblyman John Zaccaro Jr.
Assemblyman John Zaccaro Jr. gives his first speech as the official Assemblyman from the 80th Assembly District.
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