On Friday, Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou announced the appointment of Mauricio Pazmino as her chief of staff. Last week, Niou was sworn in as representative in the 65th Assembly District, which includes the Lower East Side.
Pazmino is currently on the staff of State Sen. Daniel Squadron, who also represents the neighborhood, so he’s familiar with the community. Squadron has one of Niou’s earliest and strongest supporters in her bid to fill the seat held by Sheldon Silver since the 1970s.
In a statement, Niou said, “Mauricio’s knowledge of the district, along with his history of advocating for constituents across lower Manhattan is critical as I begin to fulfill the people’s work.” Pazmino, a first-generation immigrant fluent in Spanish, graduated from CUNY Hunter College.
In other news from Niou’s office, she’s inviting constituents to attend her inauguration on Jan. 19. See the invitation below.