Mark Treyger is the Council member for the 47th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. The district includes portions of Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, and Sea Gate in Brooklyn.
Early life and education
Treyger was born in Brooklyn, New York. One of two children, he was the first in his family to be born in the United States. His sister Elina and his parents were all born in Ukraine, having emigrated from Mogilev-Podolskiy. Raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, he went to P.S./I.S. 226 and Edward R. Murrow High School. He received his bachelor's degree in political science and master's degree in social studies education both from Brooklyn College.
Treyger taught history at New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn and served as a delegate for the United Federation of Teachers.