Biography

Pamela Hunter

Pamela Hunter is an Upstate NY native and a US Army veteran, honorably discharged with a commendation medal and two achievement medals. Pamela received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Strayer College in Washington DC with concentrations in Human Resources and Computer Information Systems. She has a Professional Certification in Human Resources. She represents the southern and eastern portions of the City of Syracuse, as well as the surrounding towns of Dewitt, Onondaga, Salina and the Onondaga Nation.

Prior to her election to the NYS Assembly in 2015, Pamela served on the Syracuse Common Council for three years and chaired the Public Safety Committee. She has broad professional experience having held executive positions with nonprofit organizations and professional service firms and has served the community on various boards including Catholic Charities, Meals on Wheels and the Syracuse Industrial Development Association.

Pamela is the only female veteran in the state Legislature, giving her unique insight as ¬chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Women Veterans, working to expand access to benefits and health care services and improve job opportunities for women who’ve served our country. She also serves on the Energy, Insurance, Social Services, Transportation, and Veteran Affairs’ Committees, and is a member of the Black and Puerto Rican Legislators and Women’s Caucuses. In her first full year in office, Pamela passed a bill to extend the statute of limitations for military service members injured or killed by contact with Agent Orange in Vietnam to file legal action. She also secured funding to manage the deer population in East Syracuse and Dewitt and authored a law extending an EPA pesticide policy.

Pamela is passionate about building a better future for Central New York. She believes that good jobs, improved schools and increased public safety will lead to stronger communities and greater success.

She lives in Syracuse with her husband and son.