May 24, 2017

Speaker Heastie Statement on
Special Election of Christine Pellegrino

On behalf of my colleagues in the Assembly Majority conference, I am proud to welcome and congratulate Christine Pellegrino on her election to represent the 9th Assembly District. With her election, the Assembly Majority now has a record 42 women representing New York State in the People's House.

Assemblymember Pellegrino, a resident of West Islip and a mother of two children, has spent her career as a school teacher and is an active member of her community. She has been a champion for students and has fought for progressive policies on behalf of working men and women. I am confident she will be an outspoken advocate for her constituents and help our Assembly Majority continue to move New York forward.