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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Push for Jacobe's Law, Assembly Passes LEAD Bill, Rail Trail Expands

I continued to push this week for the passage of Jacobe’s Law in the Assembly. The bill would require schools to notify parents when a student is experiencing bullying in school. This legislation is a priority for the end of session this year, and I am...

Reflecting on Memorial Day

Wishing all a peaceful Memorial Day as we remember and reflect on those who have so gallantly served and sacrificed for our country. I hope to see folks out for the parades in Albany and in Bethlehem this Monday. Below are some good events coming up this...

Underwood Voted in as AG, Wadsworth Labs, LEAD Funding Push

Some good news last week: the >Capital Region posted a record high job total for April last month, with a total of 472,400 jobs! On an additional positive note, there was some rare good news from Washington came this week as the Senate voted to overturn...

Another Tumultuous Week at the Capitol, Run, Bike & Hike

I joined in the collective state of shock this week learning about the allegations regarding former Attorney General Schneiderman and his subsequent resignation. Given the increasingly negative news for New York coming from Washington, I realize the paramount...

Child Victims Act, Gun Reforms, Joining Susan Arbetter & Solomon Syed on Plastic Bags

The legislature is finishing up session, but if you’ve missed any of the news in recent months, be sure to read my 2018 Spring Budget Newsletter highlighting what made it into this year’s budget (and what didn’t!). Save the Date: Run, Bike, Hike:...

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