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November 8, 2016 — New York General Election
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Senator, District 42New York State SenateNovember 8, 2016New York General Election

November 8, 2016New York General Election

New York State SenateSenator, District 42

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Senators are elected to two-year terms. They draft and vote upon legislative proposals and constitutional amendments, approve the state budget, and confirm or reject nominations made by the governor.
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Community Organizer/Homemaker
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  • Ethics reform and campaign finance reform.
  • Work to ensure that communities are given a voice in major projects that threaten to permanently alter their character.
  • Work to move NYS to a renewable energy economy as soon as possible.
Profession:Community Organizer/Homemaker
Director, Self-Employed (19952003)
University of Scranton B.S, Biology (1985)
Chair, Protect Orange County (20122016)

I am first and foremost a mother of four children. It is by far my proudest accomplishment. Nurturing a human being is a combination of teacher, caregiver, healer, and coach.  Second I have been a community organizer leading my community in a five year long battle with powerful interests that sought to deprive us of our fundamental human and constitutional rights. I founder two grassroots community organizations StopMCS and Protect Orange County and was elected as Chair of both. In that capacity I have been an advocate for both political and regulatory reform.  My work has also intersected with the field of public health. I was the lead local organizer for a citizen science campaign that developed a groundbreaking study on health impacts from chemical exposure to gas infrastructure faclities.  In the mid-90s I was a small business owner with my husband in the IT sector and we owned one of the first internet providers in the Town of Narrowsburg.  Prior to that I was a union organizer.

  • Democratic Committee of Ulster County
  • Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich
  • Latino Democratic Committee of Orange County
  • Protect NY Kids
  • Working Families Party
  • Democratic Committee of Delaware County
  • Democratic Committee of Sullivan County
  • Democratic Committee of Orange County
  • Actor, James Cromwell

As a Mom of four children, motherhood has provided me with an effective framework through which to assess public policy. WhenI look a policy decisions I ask myslef how does it impact our children. How does it impact their future. It's been a reliable litmus test and standard that best serves the public interest.  This is one of the reasons why I have worked so hard to protect our environment and fight climate change.  Clean air and clean water are human rights. Our children deserve a livable planet where they can not only survive but thrive.  

My work as a community organizer taught me how to listen, organize, mobilize, and advocate. It taught me that the role of a leader is to amplify the voices of others.  I have workek tirelessly and relentlessly for my community and will work tirelessly for this district.

I believe that public policy must serve the will and the aspirations of the people and not billion dollar corporations and special interests. Most importantly I believe in the rights of communities to be self-determined.

I also believe that the bigges threat to our district is corruption, which is why I will fight to implement meaningful ethics reform.

Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform
Attorney & Elected Official
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