Born and raised in Ridgewood, NY Giovanni Perna is a first generation American whose family emigrated
from Italy. Raised in a household with three brothers, Giovanni has been a part of his community and district for 24 years. He went to school at P.S 68, I.S 77, and Grover Cleveland High School. He is the first in his family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Law from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
After graduating, Giovanni has worked in Albany for Assemblyman Peter D. Lopez for the 2017 legislation session. While being mentored by Mr. Peter Lopez, a knowledgeable and great person, Giovanni attended numerous committees, task force, and constituent meetings about proposed legislation/bills. He has also participated and help address district issues such as flood recovery, jobs, schools, businesses, public transportation, and drug epidemic.
Giovanni has aspirations of following up in the political field, in hope of making changes for a better and safer New York City, and State. Giovanni intends to uplift his community and pave the way for the future. With that being said, his first step is to run for Assembly to represent and build the neighborhood, community, and district.