Rachel Lavine, Chair, 66th ADRachel is a NYS Democratic Committeewoman for downtown Manhattan and co-founder and Chair of the NYS Democratic Committee’s Progressive Caucus. She has previously served as Co-Chair of the Board of NY’s Gay & Lesbian Community Center, on the Board of the national Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, and as past President of one of NY’s leading progressive Democratic clubs, Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats. Rachel is an attorney and used to work as Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy at Safe Horizon, New York City’s largest victim services agency. She has also worked in both city and state government, at the NYC Department of Health and for NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick.
Nicole Doliner, Secretary, 96th AD
Nicole is Fiscal Analyst for Rockland County Legislature overseeing a $700 million budget. When Chair of the Clarkstown Democratic committee Nicole led many successful elections. Currently,an executive board member of the Rockland County United Way, Nicole works to bring change and justice for her local community. She is a life long democrat, community activist, wife ,mother of two and dedicated to making an impact to her community. While raising her children, Nicole was leading the fight against over development as a fierce opponent of the Palisades Shopping Mall.After graduating college Nicole went off to serve her country as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. She lived in Kenya for two years both teaching and developing clean water projects. Upon returning to the states Nicole joined NYC government rising to the role of Budget Director for the NYC Parks and Recreation.
Jo Anne Simon, NYS Assemblymember, 52nd AD Ex-OfficioJo Anne Simon is the Assembly member for the 52nd District of the New York State Assembly. The district includes portions of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Boerum Hill and DUMBO in Brooklyn. Simon was sworn into office on January 1, 2015. On the Assembly, she serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Tuition Assistance Programs. Simon established a disability civil rights law firm in Downtown Brooklyn, and would also serve as an adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Fordham. A resident of Brooklyn for nearly forty years, Simon formerly served as the President of the Boerum Hill Association before being elected to the Assembly. In 2004, she was elected female District Leader and State Committeewoman for the 52nd Assembly District.
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