Sen. Savino Gets Ethnic Leadership Post

Diane J. Savino

February 06, 2009

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane Savino has been elected by her colleagues in the state Legislature to a one-year term as president of the New York Conference of Italian-American Legislators.

The bipartisan coalition is charged with fostering Italian-American culture and expanding business and educational opportunities for Italian-Americans.

Among the issues Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) hopes to pursue are the legalities of dual citizenship and land rights in Italy, as well as host events such as Italian film festivals and wine tastings.

"I am very proud to be part of this impressive conference," said Ms. Savino, noting that Italian-Americans are the largest ethnic group in the state.