Raia Expresses Pride In His Italian-American Heritage

June 8, 2011

(photo right) Assemblyman Raia speaking at Italian-American Day

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C East Northport) attended the Italian-American Day held in the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The event is sponsored by the New York Conference of Italian-American Legislators, who also host an annual scholarship contest for prospective college students. Scholarship winners are invited to Albany to be recognized for their exemplary high school careers.

Im proud to be a part of this annual event that embraces how our Italian-American heritage has shaped us into the leaders we are today, said Raia I welcome this opportunity to meet the scholarship winners and speak with them about their goals for the future.

During Italian-American Day at the Capitol, Assemblyman Raia also met with acclaimed actor Chazz Palminteri.