Carrie Woerner was elected to the New York State Assembly in November 2014 while serving as vice president and general manager of MeetMax Conference Software, a division of The Wall Street Transcript. She established the software division in Saratoga Springs in 2008, creating new, quality jobs in Saratoga County.
Woerner earned her undergraduate degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her MBA from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. She began her successful 30-year career in software and technical writing working at firms such as IBM and Dell/Perot Systems.
In the Assembly, Woerner advocates for responsible spending and is focused on improving the business climate for small businesses and farms, strengthening public schools and protecting the traditions, heritage and culture of Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties.
Woerner is the chair of the Committee on Small Business and a member of the Assembly’s Agriculture, Local Governments, Racing and Wagering, and Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development committees, as well as a member of the Legislative Women’s Caucus and Commission on Rural Resources.
Since beginning her first legislative term in January of 2015, Woerner has passed 68 bills in the Assembly, 49 of which have been signed into law. As a result, she has become one of the most productive legislators in the New York State Assembly. Among her legislative accomplishments are the New York Textile Act to support and develop the natural fiber industry and the Agri-tourism Liability Reform Act to grow agri-tourism throughout the state. Now in her fifth term, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner continues to work hard for her constituents in effort to resolve their issues and improve their communities and lives.
Prior to her election to the New York State Legislature, she served as Round Lake Village Trustee from 2008 to 2014. As a local official, she was a champion of fiscal responsibility and worked to control spending and reduce the tax burden on Round Lake residents each year in office. She also served as an appointed member on the Town of Malta Planning Board from 2008-2014.
From 2002-2008, she served as executive director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation in which she expanded membership and donations, published a walking tour guidebook, raised funds to restore the First Baptist Church and secured a $130,000 state grant to restore historic buildings in the Beekman Street Arts District. She founded the Historic Saratoga Race Track Preservation Coalition and successfully advocated for preservation protection in the 2008 legislation related to racing in New York State.
Carrie Woerner is currently a member of the Malta Sunrise Rotary and the Saratoga Center for the Family Board of Directors.