Minority Caucus Welcomes Robert Troiano, Jr.
New legislator for 2nd L.D. sworn in by
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
Robert Troiano, Jr. was sworn in today as the new legislator representing the 2nd Legislative District by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Troiano, a former Town of North Hempstead Councilman, won the legislative seat this past November.
Legislator Troiano will represent portions of the communities of Westbury, the Village of Hempstead, East Garden City, Salisbury, Lakeview and West Hempstead.
“I am proud to serve the hard-working citizens of the second legislative district and I’m honored that they selected me to represent them,” said Legislator Troiano. “One of my first initiatives will be to go on a Listening Tour within the district to solicit input from constituents regarding issues they want me to focus on. While I expect to hear about and focus on a wide variety of issues directly impacting the individual communities I represent, I will also be working together with my colleagues to help the County navigate through these difficult economic times.”
“Our caucus welcomes Legislator Troiano to the fold and we anxiously await his input and ideas as the legislature begins with a long and difficult ‘to do’ list,” said Minority Leader Diane Yatauro (D-Glen Cove).
Legislator Troiano will be serving on the Health and Social Services and Government Services committees and will be the ranking member of the Minority Affairs and Towns, Villages & Cities committees.
Legislator Troiano is the first person of African-American descent in the history of the Town of North Hempstead to have served as a member of the Town Council. During his tenure as a member of the North Hempstead Town Council, he focused on proposals to promote economic development and affordable housing. As a result, the Town sponsored a revitalization project which Hofstra University cited as a model of suburban redevelopment. Mr. Troiano, however, is proudest of his role in securing funding for construction of a multi-level, multi-purpose, multi-million dollar community center that is set to begin in the spring which will serve both youth and adults for generations to come. Prior to his election to the Town Council, Robert served as Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Prudential Securities.
Troiano graduated from the Westbury High School and attended Brown University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology. While at Brown he served as President of the New England Chapter of the Black Students' Psychological Association. He went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University. In addition to majoring in finance, Robert received a minor in government management. After graduating from Stanford, he earned certification as a CPA and was listed in "Who's Who in Finance".
Legislator Troiano said that he attributes much of his professional success to the education he received in Westbury schools. In an effort to give back to his community, he served nine years on the Board of Education. Legislator Troiano is married to Sharon and they have three children: Chauncey, Keely and Travis.
NY State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli administered the oath of office to Robert Troiano, Jr. on January 4, 2010.