Councilman Ignizio Elected City Council Minority Leader
The councilman, who represents the South Shore of the borough, will replace the term-limited James Oddo, who was elected Staten Island's borough president.
Ignizio has been a council member since 2007, when he replaced Andrew Lanza.
The Republican Party is vastly outnumbered by Democrats in the 51 seat City Council.
Ignizio said the group will be a louder but respectful voice of dissent to the mayor and other city lawmakers, Capital New York said.