Member, District 25 —New York State AssemblyNovember 8, 2016 —New York General Election
New York State AssemblyMember, District 25
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- Stand up for working and middle class families: fight for higher wages for workers and economic development dollars that deliver job creation, better transit service, and improved government services
- Invest in our future: support and strengthen our education system
- Fight for social justice: protecting equal rights and opportunity for all New Yorkers
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic represents New York’s 25th District, which spans the northeast portion of Queens, including the communities of Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, and Douglaston. Upon her election in 2012, Assemblywoman Rozic became the youngest woman in the state legislature and the first woman ever to represent the 25th District. Nily serves on the Assembly’s Children and Families, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Correction, Environmental Conservation, and Labor Committees. She is a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force.
Nily is focused on serving Queens’ day to day needs for State services and fighting for key quality of life issues in her district. In Albany, Nily is an outspoken advocate for working and middle class families, immigrant communities, and students, and she has already sponsored and passed legislation aimed at revitalizing New York’s environment, expanding government transparency, and strengthening the state’s workforce development system. She is also committed to social justice, equality and opportunity for all.
Nily was born in Jerusalem and raised in Queens, where she dedicated herself to public service at an early age. Prior to her election, she was Chief of Staff to Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, a role that allowed her to help protect senior centers and programs from drastic cuts, increase parkland and open space, expand neighborhood bus service, and bring much-needed reform to Albany by pushing for the revamping of city elections and instituting of public financing for state elections. Nily also served as a member of Community Board 8 and as a member of the Townsend Harris High School Alumni Association.
Nily was selected as a Rising Star on City & State’s annual list of the Next Generation of Political Leaders and The Jewish Week's 36 Under 36. Nily has been a featured speaker at Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Summit and at the American Association of University Women‘s Elect Her: Campus Women Win Initiative. She was a finalist for the first-ever EMILY’s List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.
A graduate of New York University, Nily proudly calls Fresh Meadows home.
- Teamsters Joint Council 16
- Building and Construction Trades Council
- NY League of Conservation Voters
- Policemen’s Benevolent Association
- DC 37
- 32BJ SEIU
- Citizen Action of New York
- Community Voices Heard
- Sierra Club
- Fight for affordability and jobs by simplifying regulations and taxes for all New Yorkers.
- Fight for a better public education system and shift the focus towards open and creative thinking with more emphasis on the arts, group collaborations on classwork, open choice testing, focus more on classwork than standardized tests and homework.
- Fight for government reform by pushing for balanced budgets, term limits, more access to lawmakers, and complete transparency on campaign finances and what happens in the legislature.
Usman Ali is a life long resident of Fresh Meadows, N.Y. and he is running for the 25th District of the New York State Assembly. Usman is a concerned citizen who remains unsatisfied with the status quo and wants to fight for New Yorkers to change the status quo for the better. He is fiercely committed to fighting for affordability, for better education, for jobs, for a better economy, and for much need government reform with better access and oversight.
Usman is a product of his surroundings, and as a life long resident of the district, he knows from personal experience, and from speaking with countless New Yorkers what needs to change around here. He knows that New York needs change at the top and he wants to change it from the ground up with the help and support of his dedicated supporters, volunteers and voters. He was born in a New York hospital, grew up under New York's rules and laws, he's a pupil of the public education system, a frequent ride of the public transit system, he watches the local news, he shares the concerns of other New Yorkers, he is your average Joe.
Usman isn't your typical politician, and he's not a polished speaker, he says it like it is and doesn't hold back, he's blunt and gets to the point, he is a typical New Yorker, like all of us. He wants to take the concerns of typical New Yorkers and make sure that our state works to address the issues that typical New Yorkers face. He wants to make sure that when he has children, that they will grow up in a better New York than he did, and he wants his family, his friends, and everyone else to experience how great New York can be. He is outspoken, he is determined, and he is a principled and pragmatic candidate for voters in District 25.