Welcome Letter

Welcome to my New York State Assembly Web page.

You can use this page to easily access information about the work I do here in the New York State Assembly’s 109th District for the City of Albany and Towns of Bethlehem, Guilderland, and New Scotland to pass laws designed to build a more vibrant New York and Capital Region.

You can contact me with issues of concern, legislation you support or oppose, or ideas to help make our communities stronger, healthier and safer.

In addition, you can use the entire Assembly Web site as a great way to stay apprised of new legislation that impacts our state as well as the Assembly District.

I encourage you to visit this site regularly or follow me on social media to keep yourself up to date on various issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank you for visiting.


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Happy Thanksgiving, HEAP Applications Open, New SUNY Partnership

I kicked off last week by honoring and celebrating our veterans in Albany’s Veterans Day Parade and on the USS Slater. Like many of us, I will be joining family later this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I wish everyone safe and warm travels this...

Kicking off Back to School, Big Win for Electric Buses, New Albany Police Chief

Excitement is in the air with the kick-off of the new school year! Wishing students, parents and teachers success throughout the new year.New Albany Police Chief. Congrats to new Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins!  I was impressed to hear from chief Hawkins...

Constituent Survey, Opinion Piece on the NYS Justice Center, New Commission on Prosecutorial Misconduct

Summer is winding down and we have some great weather to look forward to this weekend! State Issues Survey. While I recognize it is not scientific, I am gratified and intrigued with survey responses from my newsletter that hundreds of you have sent....

Local News Crisis, Federal Emissions Standards, Enviro Score Cards Out

Local news coverage is critical connection for people to their communities. Working to report a basic set of facts for public discourse, holding public officials accountable and giving a voice to the working class makes local news indispensable. This...

More Bad News at the Federal Level – Separation Policy, Supreme Court & More

This rapid-fire news this week has left many of us with political whiplash. Tuesday’s primary results, more disturbing revelations on the Trump Administration’s separation policy, along with the Janus decision and a new vacancy on the US Supreme Court...

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