Francisco Moya was elected to represent New York State’s 39th Assembly District in 2010, earning him the honor of being the first Ecuadorian-American ever elected to public office in the United States.
A lifelong resident of Corona, Queens, Francisco began organizing in his community at age 15, when he and a group of concerned neighbors started the Corona Gardens Neighborhood Association.
Francisco worked for the Queens Health Network at Elmhurst Hospital, where he was the Associate Director of Business Development. In this role, helped develop three new community-based health clinics, including a cutting-edge wellness center for seniors and the first clinic in Queens solely dedicated to women’s health.
In 2003, Francisco was named Secretary to the Senate for Senate Minority Leader David A. Paterson, and became the highest-ranking Latino in state government.
Francisco has successfully passed 5 bills in the New York State Assembly during his first term including the New York State DREAM Fund to provide private scholarships for children of immigrants to attend college.