Sophia Resciniti Launches Campaign for City Council District 2 Seat
Sophia Resciniti, a longtime West Side homeowner and lecturer in social work at Binghamton University, announced her candidacy for City Council’s second district seat on
“As a Binghamton property owner and taxpayer, part of a small-business family and mother of four, I
care deeply about the issues that matter to West Side residents,” Resciniti said. “I came up short in
last year’s election, but I’ve heard again and again from hard-working West Siders who want lower
property taxes, safer neighborhoods and proactive solutions to problem properties and blight. I’m
running for City Council because I know these are priorities we can accomplish, and I’m committed
to making sure we do. The West Side deserves a representative who understands the issues and
will fight hard to fix them.”
Resciniti served on City Council last year after being unanimously appointed in January 2018 by
Council members to fill a vacancy. As the District 2 representative, she advocated for infrastructure
upgrades on the West Side, investments in public safety and tax relief for property owners.
Resciniti is a licensed social worker and lecturer in Binghamton University’s Department of Social
Work. She previously served as the department’s Director of Field Education.
Prior to BU, Resciniti worked at the Family and Children’s Society, where she focused on helping
survivors of domestic abuse, and Lourdes Hospital, where she worked with hospice care patients
and their families. As a former member of the local American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health
Team, Resciniti assisted after local disasters, including serious flooding and the mass shooting at
the American Civic Association.
Resciniti lives with her family on Crestmont Road. She and her husband, Paul, have four children:
Marina, Vito, Venetia and Santino. Paul owns and operates Resciniti Dry Cleaners on the West Side.