New York.- Following a 9-0 vote of the Board of Elections bi-partisan commissioners, Georgea Kontzamanis was appointed the newest member of the executive team of the Board of Elections in the City of New York. Ms. Kontzamanis, a long time government and political affairs operative, will be overseeing the daily operations of the board, which has an operational budget of over $100 million. In addition, she will be managing a permanent and temporary staff of over 500 employees and 30,000 annual poll workers.
“I’m humbled by the vote of confidence the Commissioners have shown me and I am excited for this new opportunity,” said Ms. Kontzamanis, a Republican from Brooklyn, having the ‘YES’ vote of nine of the ten bipartisan Commissioners on Tuesday, January 6th. The ten Commissioners, two from each borough, are recommended by both political parties and then appointed by the New York City Council.
“Georgea is very well respected in her field,” said Staten Island Republican Commissioner Ronald Castorina, Jr., who nominated Mr. Kontzamanis. “She is a hard-working individual that will provide lots of support to the agency. We’re trying to do a lot of good and innovative things and she will be an asset.”
Previous to her appointment at the Board of Elections, Georgea Kontzamanis has served as Coordinator of the Annual New York City Greek Independence Day Parade for the past five years and was the Chief of Staff to former Assemblyman Matthew Mirones. She is a member of the Cathedral of Sts. Constantine & Helen and the Philoptochos of Kimisis tis Theotokou.