Christina Sonsire

Christina SonsireChristina Sonsire - Minority Leader, District 7 (Town of Elmira, Big Flats)

2019 to 2020 Committees

  • Aviation
  • Corrections and Law
  • Health and Human Services
  • Personnel


Christina Sonsire was first elected to the Legislature for a 4-year term beginning January 1, 2018. Christina is the Legislature's Minority Leader and serves on the Aviation, Corrections and Law, Health and Human Services, and Personnel Committees. Christina has been a partner at the Ziff Law Firm in Elmira since 2011 where she handles plaintiff-side civil litigation. Christina is a member of the Board of Directors for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and frequently lectures across New York state on a variety of litigation topics. Christina is involved with numerous activities, including:

  • Arctic League (secretary/board member)
  • Chemung County Industrial Development Agency (board member)
  • Chemung Valley Soccer Association (coach)
  • Food Bank of the Southern Tier (board member)
  • Hoyas Unlimited (board member)
  • Top Drawer 24 (board member)

Christina is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Georgetown University, and the University of Montana School of Law. She and her husband, Damian, reside in the Town of Elmira with their two young daughters. For more information about Christina or to follow her blog about local issues, please visit Chemung County Matters