Peter Giunta is a native Staten Islander who was raised and still resides in Great Kills. He currently serves as Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Mike Reilly. He has previously served as a Deputy Campaign Manager on the Gubernatorial campaign of Marcus Molinaro and as Deputy Chief of Staff and Budget Director to South Shore Council Member Joe Borelli.
Peter attended P.S. 32, I.S. 75, and Susan Wagner High School, where he was a graduate of the school’s Institute for Law and Politics. He is also a graduate of the State University of New York: Empire State College, with a B.S. in Public Administration.
Peter has been involved in local government since 2011, when he began as an intern for then-Council Member Vincent Ignizio. He then went on to serve as a Constituent Aide for State Senator Andrew Lanza, and eventually served in the same role for then-Assembly Member Joe Borelli, in 2013. In 2015, he was promoted to serve as the then-Assembly Member’s Deputy Chief of Staff, a role which he continued to serve in for Council Member Borelli. In 2017, he also took on budget responsibilities for the Council Member.
Peter is an active member of the Staten Island Republican Party, where he serves as a member of the Executive Committee, and also the Staten Island Young Republicans. He can be found frequently organizing and participating in neighborhood cleanups, graffiti removals, health screenings, and other community events.
Peter is motivated by the idea that government can and should work for the people. He believes that resolving even the smallest of issues can have the greatest impact, and he has proven himself to be a dedicated public servant who works tirelessly to improve his community and help the people of Staten Island in any way that he’s able.
Shawn Abraham is a native Staten Islander and resides in Manor Heights. He attended El Bethel Christian Academy, St John’s Lutheran School, and Monsignor Farrell High School.
Shawn currently attends the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island and is pursuing a degree in Information Systems.
Shawn is currently serving in his second term as a Scholars Council Representative for his class (Class of 2021). He was just elected last December to serve as V.P. of I.T. and Communications for the Council.
Shawn first became involved in local politics on Staten Island when he was first introduced to District Attorney Dan Donovan during his sophomore year of High School. He actively campaigned for him during the 2015 Special Election. Afterward, Shawn interned for Congressman Donovan for a year and was actively involved in his 2016 and 2018 campaigns.
Political Activities Chair
Sara Ballou is a lifelong Staten Islander and Republican who has held a multitude of positions serving party-endorsed candidates on campaigns and in government both here in New York City, as well as in Washington, D.C. Most recently she has filled the role of Chief of Staff to East Shore Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, making Sara the only female Republican Chief of Staff in all of New York City. Since becoming active in the Young Republicans, Sara has participated in a number of deployments and volunteer events to benefit the party and its candidates across New York State. In 2018, Sara was named Membership Chair and has since been successful in achieving her goal of bringing at least one new member to each subsequent meeting/event. She hopes to bring the same drive and dedication to fulfilling the duties of Political Activities Chair that she has to all of her other endeavors.
Robert Bozza is a native Staten Islander, who has a deep love for his community. After graduating from Staten Island Technical High School in 2012, he attended SUNY Binghamton. Upon graduation in 2017, Robert graduated with honors, receiving a bachelors degree in Political Science and Russian studies.
Currently Robert works at the Board of Elections, under the accessibility department. Despite his career in public service, Robert leads a relatively private life.
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