Press Releases

Assemblymember Kelles: Risk to State Offices Shuts Down District Office

Ithaca, NY — Our office has been notified of risk to all State offices. The Governor and the New York Assembly and New York State Senate leadership are collectively adding extra law enforcement protections for the State government for the safety of...

Kelles Announces Federal Aid to Municipalities

Ithaca, NY — Assemblymember Dr. Anna R. Kelles announced today that projected allocations to municipal governments under the American Rescue Plan of 2021, which President Joe Biden is soon expected to sign, have been released by the New York State Assembly....

Assemblymember Kelles: Announcing the Opening of the Cortland District Office

Cortland, NY — Assemblymember Kelles is pleased to announce the opening of the Cortland District Office on April 1, 2021.The office will be located in the newly refurbished Hopkins Block at 83 Main Street, Cortland. The Assemblymember and staff are...

Assemblymember Anna Kelles Statement on the Accusations of Sexual Harassment by Governor Cuomo

It is deeply painful to read the stories of Charlotte Bennett and Lindsay Boylan, the two women who have courageously shared credible accounts of sexual harassment by Governor Andrew Cuomo. We must follow through with an independent investigation into...

Assemblymember Kelles Statement On ‘Walking While Trans’ Bill

I support the New York Legislature’s recent actions to pass A.3355, commonly known as the “Walking While Trans bill.” The piece of legislation would repeal the Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution law, Penal Law Section 240.37, which was enacted...

Assemblymember Kelles Stands in Solidarity with the Virus Has No Nationality Campaign.

Across the nation we are witnessing hate crimes against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Tompkins and Cortland Counties are not exempt from this hurtful intimation and brutality. As members of this community, we want all constituents to feel safe...

Assemblymember Kelles Statement on NY AG’s Nursing Home Report

Ithaca, NY — I am alarmed by the Attorney General’s report that the actual number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New York nursing homes far exceeds what has been reported by state health officials and Governor Cuomo’s Administration. Equally...

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall Series with Assemblywoman Anna Kelles

Kelles Is Sworn In To The New York Assembly

Ithaca, NY — Assemblymember Anna Kelles was sworn-in on January 6, 2021 to the New York State Assembly, where she and her newly elected colleagues took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of New York. “I am excited...