Biography

Assemblywoman Jamie Romeo
Assemblywoman Jamie Romeo represents the 136th District in Monroe County, including the towns of Brighton and Irondequoit, as well as portions of the city of Rochester. First elected to public office in 2018, she has led an extensive career in public service and advocacy in the Greater Rochester area. Assemblywoman Romeo is also the proud mother to her son, Dominic.

As a lifelong resident of the town of Irondequoit, Assemblywoman Romeo became an activist as a young child, organizing neighborhood friends to form a 4-H Club that focused on environmental stewardship and volunteerism. In 1993, she was instrumental in organizing the first Annual International Coastal Clean Up site at Durand Eastman Beach, along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. 2018 marked the 25th consecutive year of this event, helping to remove and catalog litter and debris not only to protect our natural resources but to learn from the data collected from shorelines around the world. Empowering others through public education and community service has always served as the foundation for Assemblywoman Romeo’s ambition.

A graduate of West Irondequoit High School, Assemblywoman Romeo went on to attend St. John Fisher College through the Service Scholar program and received her undergraduate degree in political science, cum laude. She would go on to earn a Master of Public Administration from SUNY Brockport.

While attending both undergraduate and graduate programs, Assemblywoman Romeo began working as a staff member for the Monroe County Legislature. During her tenure, she rose from an intern to staff director. She helped lead the legislators and staff through in-depth county budget analysis, promoting a local progressive policy agenda, and providing oversight over Monroe County government. Assemblywoman Romeo went on to become the chief of staff to former New York State Senator Ted O’Brien, representing the 55th District.

Throughout her career, Assemblywoman Romeo has kept true to her grassroots beginnings through her past involvement in the Town of Irondequoit Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, the coordinating committee to the Triple Bottom Line Conference, and as a former board member to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. She also received the International Humanitarian Award by the United Nations Association of Rochester in 2011.