Jane Corwin was elected as Assemblywoman for the 142nd District on November 4, 2008. As a full-time mother of three and a community volunteer, Jane cares about Western New York and is determined to change the course of economic decline in our area. She believes that the best vehicle to improve the quality of life and local economy in Western New York, and to create opportunities so that her children can stay and prosper in our community, is to make her voice heard in the State Assembly. Since being elected in 2008, Assemblywoman Corwin has stood firm to her message of fiscal conservatism, accountability for lawmakers, and focusing on growing our upstate economy by supporting small businesses. Recently, she was appointed Ranking Minority member of the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, and has taken an active role in opening up a real debate on the legislation before the Committee. Assemblywoman Corwin is also the Chairwoman of the Assembly Minority Manufacturing Task Force, which involves traveling across New York State to gain input from small-business leaders in various communities on how state law and policy effects their business and local economy. Building on her private sector experience, Jane Corwin has taken a business-like approach to solving the problems of state government. Despite the many obstacles that have prevented the real change taxpayers want, Assemblywoman Corwin has taken a larger role in promoting her pro-business agenda, in collaboration with the Assembly Minority Conference, to once and for all change the status-quo in Albany. Assemblywoman Corwin recognizes her constituents’ needs are not complicated or out of reach. She understands they want less government intrusion in their lives, cuts in state spending, lower taxes, and a sense of reliability and trust in their elected representatives. As she has voted against billions of dollars in new taxes and fees, supported the rights of law-abiding gun owners, supported sweeping ethics reform, and fought to cut wasteful spending in government, Assemblywoman Corwin is eager to continue being the voice of the taxpayers of the 142nd District. As a high school student, she worked part-time at the Talking Phone Book then went on to earn an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pace University. Upon graduating, she pursued a career on Wall Street and served as the Director of Research at Henry Ansbacher, Inc., responsible for valuation, analysis and presentation of client businesses for sale. She later returned to Western New York and took a position as Vice President at the Talking Phone Book and eventually became a full-time mother of three. As a full-time mother and community volunteer, Assemblywoman Corwin continued to serve the Talking Phone Book on the Board of Directors as Secretary and Treasurer. She oversaw corporate business practices and strategies resulting in sales growth of more than 1,200 percent. As the business grew and prospered both in Western New York and outside the area, jobs were brought to the Buffalo region and a commitment was made to the local economy. In addition to her private sector business experience, she is an active member of our community. She is the President and Founder of the Philip M. and Jane Lewis Corwin Foundation, which provides direct funding for educational, medical and religious charities to benefit children. She also has served as the President of the Josephine Goodyear Committee at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo; Confirmation Leader at Zion Lutheran Church; and as a member of the Grant Review Committee for Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Her other past affiliations include numerous charities, the Ledgeview Elementary School PTO, and the Boy and Girl Scouts of Buffalo and Erie County. Along with their three children Melanie, Kellie and William, Jane and her husband, Philip, reside in Clarence, NY.