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Assemblymember Lunsford: Assembly Budget Proposal Makes Critical Investments in Our Communities

“The health and safety of our families is my top priority, especially during what’s been an incredibly overwhelming and difficult year for us all. The Assembly is proposing a budget that will bring vital funding into our communities as we...

Statement of Assemblymember Jen Lunsford in Support of the Majority Plan to Revoke the Governor’s Powers

Last Spring, our state and nation faced an unprecedented public health crisis, and decisive action was necessary to preserve the health and lives of New Yorkers.In the intervening year, we have navigated some of the toughest days in the history of our...

New York State Legislators Call on Governor Cuomo to Effectively Allocate Funds from the Consolidated Appropriations Act

Albany, NY – New York State legislators from across the state joined childcare advocates this Tuesday, 2/23/2021, to call on Governor Cuomo to effectively and expeditiously release $469 million in childcare funding, which the state received from...

Assemblymember Lunsford: The fight for Justice Continues in Wake of Grand Jury Decision

“Daniel Prude’s death was a horrific tragedy that shook our community to its core and led to long overdue conversations about policing, race and mental health across our country. Today’s grand jury decision does not end the fight for...

Assemblymember Lunsford Introduces Three Childcare Assistance Bills

Assemblymember Jen Lunsford (D-Perinton) announced that she introduced new bills that would make quality childcare more affordable for working families.“As a working mom, I understand firsthand the soaring costs of childcare and how the COVID-19...
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Assemblymember  Jennifer Lunsford

Jen Lunsford is proud to represent the good people of the 135th Assembly District, which includes the towns of Webster, Penfield, East Rochester and Perinton on the east side of Monroe County. Jen was born on Long Island to a working mom and stay-at-home dad. She graduated from Patchogue-Medford High School and then went on to Hartwick College in Oneonta, where she dual majored in political science and philosophy. After working as a paralegal for a major international law firm, Jen attended Boston University School of Law where she concentrated in health care law, served as a Note Editor on the American Journal of Law and Medicine and won the Dean's Award for Constitutional Law. Following law school, Jen moved to Rochester, where her husband grew up, to begin her legal career. Jen has spent the past eleven years working as a litigator, focusing primarily on plaintiff's side personal injury, workers' compensation and Social Security disability.


Jen has deep roots as a community volunteer and activist fighting for reproductive justice, criminal justice and universal health care with organizations like Lawyers for Good Government and If/When/How. Jen ran for office because she felt a call to service, following the 2016 election, to shape the world into a place of hope and opportunity for her son, and for all the families of the 135th District. 

Jen lives in Perinton with her husband, Scott, and their four-year old son, Mackay. When she is not fighting for truth, justice and the American way, Jen enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family.