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Dear Friends,

I am proud to serve and represent my fellow Yonkers residents as the New York State Assemblyman. Upon my election in 2018 and re-election in 2020, my focus has always been to improve the quality of life for each of us.

Growing up in Southwest Yonkers with my 7 siblings, taught me to be multicultural and to respect diversity and the needs of the disadvantaged and the disenfranchised.

For nearly 40 years, I fought for quality and equitable education, served as a Teacher, 30 years as a School Principal (PS 13, 9, 22, & adult education) and as a Trustee of the Board of Education for 6 years, 3 years as President. As a member of the Assembly Education Committee, I will fight to change the State’s Funding Formula, which shortchanges our students with millions in lost revenue yearly. I will fight to change how the State funds the building of new schools, which Yonkers desperately needs. Our schools on the average are 80 years old.

I am also an advocate for homeowners and small business and for protecting our basic city services. As an attorney, I understand the law and will continue to serve as a highly active Assemblyman, having sponsored and co-sponsored hundreds of legislative bills and initiatives.

My nearly 40 years of service to the community in education, health care, municipal services and multi-culturalism is a testament to my dedication to each and every fellow Yonkers resident.

Nader J. Sayegh

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Supporters Rally for Legislation Exempting All Diapers from Local Sales Taxes

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Albany – New York State Assemblyman Nader Sayegh and State Senator Jamaal T. Bailey joined with Diaper Bank Representatives from across New York State Tuesday April 26 to rally support for legislation to exempt all diapers, children's and adult,...

Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site to Open in Yonkers

Starting March 3, a COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Yonkers plans to deliver 1,000 COVID-19 shots per day. The joint New York State - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) vaccination effort will be located at the National Guard Armory building...

State Assemblyman Sayegh Sponsors Utility Storm Response Improvement Legislation

Yonkers State Assemblyman Nader Sayegh supports the New York Public Service Commission staff recommendation that Con Ed be fined $102.3 Million for its inadequate response to outages in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias but says more needs to be done....

State Assemblyman Nader Sayegh Demands Congress Act to Preserve the Integrity of the Census & Extend the Deadline!

Over 40 New York State Senators and Assembly members have urged Congress to take action to rescue the integrity of the Constitutionally mandated 2020 Census. With the Trump Administration battling in court to shut down the Census in days, Yonkers State...

Assemblyman Nader Sayegh: On Women’s Equality Day, We Are Continuing the Fight for True Pay Equity

Gender and race should never be deciding factors in a person’s chance at economic security or opportunity. New York State has always been at the forefront of progress and a steadfast advocate for women’s rights. In order to continue living up...

Assemblyman Nader Sayegh Announces Sprain Ridge Park & Pool as July 2019’s Agency of the Month

Assemblyman Nader Sayegh (D-Yonkers) joined Westchester County Executive GeorgeLatimer and other public officials at an event celebrating the re-opening of Sprain Ridge Park’sCompetition Pool and to announce that the Westchester County Parks Department’s...
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Assemblyman  Nader J. Sayegh

Nader J. Sayegh, a resident of Yonkers for over 60 years, grew up with seven siblings on the southwest side of the city, which was ethnically and racially diverse. After working his way through college, he dedicated himself to being a spokesperson for community needs in education and in equitable opportunities for all.

This path has guided him to seek and reach success as a teacher, principal, college professor, Captain in the NYS Guard/Militia, and president of the Yonkers Public Schools Board of Education. In addition, Dr. Sayegh has also served as a Trustee for the NYS Board of Elections, where he was on several committees, including the Instructional Affairs Committee and the Big Five Cities Board. Nader understands urban education because he has lived and has held several positions within that capacity. He is a true leader who knows how to advocate for educational reform, as well as how to address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) and students with special needs.

Nader’s leadership in community service and as an attorney for 28 years, specializing in personal injury, immigration, criminal and real estate law, has resulted in his participation in numerous civic, hospital and nonprofit scholarship committees, the Spanish Foundation, and the NAACP, to name a few areas where he has, and continues to be, a consistent supporter and advocate for education, labor and human resources.

Nader represents the 90th Assembly District, which almost entirely encompasses the city of Yonkers. In this role, he continues to lobby for the redistributing of funds to his city so the school system can build new schools. One of his goals in the NYS Assembly is to fight for changes in the New York State Education Funding Formula which shortchanges Yonkers students and deprives schools of a fair share of their necessary funding. In the Assembly, he also works toward decreasing taxes for the middle class, while enhancing the job market and the economy in NYS.

Dr. Sayegh earned an Associate Degree from Westchester Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Lehman College, a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Professional Diploma in Administration and Supervision from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor of Law from Pace University School of Law.

Furthermore, Nader is an expert lecturer on various educational topics with a focus on school district/municipal agreements (consolidation of services), immigration, safety and security, code of conduct, special education, adult/alternate education and school/law policies.

On a personal note, Nader Sayegh has been married to his wife, Sana, for 34 years. They have five daughters who are successful in the fields of medicine, education and dentistry.