Albany – Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-Queens) received the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty’s Legislator of the Year Award at the organization’s Annual Legislative Breakfast at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.
Reflecting on Nolan’s work, Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said, “Her record of achievement over her more than two decades of service to the City and State of New York, her drive, her sense of duty, her compassion, loyalty and charisma, all have contributed to her ascension through the ranks of Assembly leadership”.
Speaker Silver noted that although Nolan has only chaired the Assembly Committee on Education since 2006, a relatively short period, she has made great strides. “Assemblywoman Nolan has already distinguished herself as a champion of universal pre-k, class-size reduction, and the expansion of the Contract for Excellence goals,” said Silver.
Nolan said she was honored to receive the prestigious award and commended the Met Council on their tremendous contribution to the communities of New York City and their efforts to confront Jewish poverty.