Frank Seddio Steps Down as Head of Brooklyn Bar; New President Elected 

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The Brooklyn Bar Association announced its newest leaders on May 5 at the annual meeting in Brooklyn Heights, and said farewell to former president Frank Seddio, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Mr. Seddio, 65, who heads the Brooklyn Democratic Party and the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club, will be replaced by Aimmee Richter, says Brooklyn Daily.

According to The New York Times, Mr. Seddio replaced the ‘scandal tarnished’ Democratic chairman, Vito J. Lopez, and in a historic first he won 36 of the 40 leaders present without opposition, back in September 2012.

Mr. Seddio was sworn in as the 101st president of the Brooklyn Bar Association in June 2016, says Brooklyn Reporter.

Richter, who is a partner in the law fir Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP, said she is looking forward to taking charge of the respected group.

“You look back at all of the people that have been the BBA president, and I’m so in awe,” said Richter when she found out she was next in line to be president. “It’s hard to believe that I’ll be one of those people.”

Richter will have to fill big shoes, since Mr. Seddio has been a loved member of the community for almost 25 years; from decorating his house, to starting the Labor Day Carnival on Eastern Parkway, Mr. Seddio has been an influential and important aspect of the life in Canarsie, according to the Brooklyn Democratic Party website.

Brooklyn Daily reports that the Brooklyn Bar Association, established in 1872, states that its primary purpose is “to promote professional competence among attorney’s and increased respect for the legal system” 

Mr. Seddio began his community service when he became a member at the Knights of Columbus—a fraternal organization which is dedicated to charitable projects— and  worked his way up to being the youngest Grand Knight (President) of the organization, reports the Brooklyn Democratic website.

While being extremely active in his community, Mr. Seddio also served as a New York City Police Officer for over 23 years serving the communities of the 61st, 63rd, and 69th Precincts, says the Brooklyn Democratic website

As if his record wasn’t already impressive, Frank Seddio was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1988 for seven years and was also elected as Surrogate Judge of Kings County, according to his bio on the Brooklyn Democratic website.

By: Loyse Barret

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