Vanessa Gibson


1979 –

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Who is Vanessa Gibson?

Vanessa L. Gibson is a former state Assemblywoman for New York's 77th district, which includes the Concourse, Highbridge, and Morris Heights sections of the Southwest Bronx.

A resident of Morris Heights, Gibson graduated from Murry Bergtraum High School in 1997. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Albany in May 2001. Gibson received a M.P.A. from Baruch College in May 2009.

In her senior year of college, she was an intern to Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene. Two years later, in November 2003, Gibson was promoted to the District Manager for Greene's 77th District.

Gibson was first elected to the State Assembly in a June 2009 special election to replace Greene, who earlier that year had joined the cabinet of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr..

During her tenure in the state Assembly, Ms. Gibson served as a member of the standing committees on: Banks, Children & Families, Corporations, Authorities & Commissions, Housing, Small Business, and Social Services. She also served as a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and the Women’s Legislative Caucus.

Gibsion ran for City Council Member and won in 2013. She currently serves as the City Council Women for District 16.

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Mar 19, 1979
New York City
  • Baruch College
Lived in
  • Morris Heights

on July 23, 2013


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