Biaggi’s stunning rise to top


Alessandra Biaggi knew the chips were stacked against her when she began her campaign for Jeff Klein’s seat in Senate District 34 earlier this year. While she may not have run for office before she decided to take on the Goliath of state politics, Biaggi has worked in the political field, including her time as an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and as the deputy national operations director for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential run.

Biaggi also is  the granddaughter of former U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi. Suffice it to say, politics is in her DNA.

It was a steep climb from campaign meetings in the dining room of her childhood home in Pelham to a raucous victory at the Bronx Alehouse following her surprising win in the Sept. 13 primary.