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George Wonica

George Wonica

  • Matteo City Council Staten Island

    Council Member Matteo at a groundbreaking in CD50 (photo: John McCarten/City Council)

    Republicans currently hold only three seats in the New York City Council and District 50 on Staten Island is one of them. The mid-island district is currently represented by Council Member Stephen Matteo, the Council’s Minority Leader who is term limited and unsuccessfully ran in the Republican primary for borough president. Three candidates are vying to replace him in the general election including a former City Council member, a top aide to Matteo, and a real