Jennifer Fields-Tawil, Dem Leader and ex-investigator, appointed to City Council
Jennifer Fields-Tawila former investigator who works for the state MP Sandy Galefwas appointed to the vacant seat on the Ossining City Council.
Fields-Tawil replaces Gabrielle Hamilton, who quit unexpectedly earlier this year due to illness. His appointment is only until the end of 2022; the remaining three years of the four-year term will be voted on in November.
Fields-Tawil is the only fully Democratic city council member who lives in the unincorporated town; the supervisor and the other three trustees all live in the Ossining Village.
In seeking Hamilton’s replacement, the council indicated that it would give preference to a resident of the unincorporated part of Ossining, and six of the 12 applicants were from that area.
City council members receive $12,206 per year.
Fields-Tawil is currently Director of the Galef District Office; previously, she was the MP’s Director of Communications.
Previously, she worked for more than 20 years as an investigator, including with the New York City Department of Investigation, the New York City Business Integrity Commission, the Westchester County Solid Waste and Kroll Associates, a white-collar crime investigation firm. , according to his LinkedIn profile.
For more than 10 years, Fields-Tawil has been involved with the Ossining Town Democratic Committee as District Leader, former Board Secretary and Annual Fundraiser Chair.
Galef retires at the end of his term in December; Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg is part of four Democrats who announced their candidacies for the two-year seat.