(ALBANY, NY) – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Binghamton) has been elected by her colleagues to serve as the new Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. Lupardo had previously served as the First Vice-Chair.
“It is an honor to be chosen for this position by my colleagues from both sides of the aisle and from both houses of the Legislature,” Lupardo said. “A substantial number of women currently serve in the NYS Legislature and those numbers are continuing to grow. It is my goal as Chair of the Women’s Caucus to find issues that reach across party lines so that real solutions to the concerns of New York women can be addressed.”
The Legislative Women’s Caucus started in 1983 and is comprised of the 52 women elected to both houses of the Legislature. The group has worked closely with women’s organizations, state agencies and representatives, and other concerned stakeholders to advocate for programs and services that benefit women. In addition to supporting issues important to New York women, the Caucus works to improve the participation of women in all areas of government and provides a network of support for women in the Legislature.
Other officers elected to the Caucus include Assemblywoman Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) as First Vice-Chair, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R-Peru) as Second Vice-Chair, Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D-Queens) as Secretary, and Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) as Treasurer.