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Summary

The Government of the State of New York, headquartered at the New York State Capitol in Albany, encompasses the administrative structure of the U.S. state of New York, as established by the state’s constitution. Analogously to the US federal government, it is composed of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The head of the executive is the governor. The Legislature consists of the Senate and the Assembly. The Unified Court System consists of the Court of Appeals and lower courts. The state is also divided into counties, cities, towns, and villages, which are all municipal corporations with their own government.

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New York is located in the Northeastern region of the USA with Albany as its capital.  Andrew Cuomo (D) is Governor.

The New York legislature has 63 Senate members and 150 House members.

OfficeNamePartyAssumed officeNext electionTerm limitedMaximum term length
GovernorKathy HochulDemocraticAugust 24, 20212022NoNo limits
Lieutenant Governor*Antonio DelgadoDemocraticMay 25, 20222022NoNo limits
Attorney GeneralTish JamesDemocraticJanuary 1, 20192022NoNo limits
ComptrollerThomas DiNapoliDemocraticFebruary 7, 20072022NoNo limits

 

Kathy Hochul

Current Position: Governor
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 Governor
Former Position(s): Lt. Governor from 2015 – 2021

Featured Quote: 
Thank you @JayJacobs28 and all the county chairs from @nydems
for joining me tonight to discuss the importance of the local races happening this November. You all are the heart and soul of the party. Go fight win! Sept. 19, 2011.

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US Senators

Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer 2Current Position: US Senator since 1998
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 US Senator
Former Position(s): State Senator from 1981 – 1999; State Delegate from 1975 – 1980

Other Positions:  
Senate Majority Leader

Featured Quote: 
ublic housing is a precious asset. I toured Red Hook Houses with @NydiaVelazquez @JabariBrisport @MarcelaforNY
to spotlight conditions. We’re working to at least double the #AmericanJobsPlan investment to make public housing livable, sustainable, and create good local jobs.

Featured Video: 
Schumer VOWS to pass both infrastructure packages before August recess

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Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand 2Current Position: US Senator since 2009
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): US Representative from 2007 – 2009

Other Positions:  
Chair, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing and Agriculture Security –  Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Chair, Subcommittee on Personnel – Armed Services

Featured Quote: 
The last time the federal minimum wage was raised was 12 years ago. $7.25 an hour isn’t enough for America’s workers to get by. It’s time to #RaiseTheWage to $15 an hour.

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US House Members

Lee Zeldin

Lee Zeldin 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 1 since 2015
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 US Representative for District 1
Former Position(s): State Senator from 2011 – 2014

Featured Quote: 
There’s a desperate, urgent need for geographic & political balance in Albany. Just discussed this with @OTHNews
while in Western NY & the Southern Tier these past 48 hours. NYers are ALL IN to FIRE Cuomo & Save Our State! They’re ready to vote TODAY!

For more information, go to this post.

Andrew Garbarino

Andrew Garbarino 1Current Position: US Representative for NY 2nd District since 2021
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2013 – 2020

Featured Quote: 
The SALT Cap unfairly penalizes Long Islanders and I’m committed to fully restoring it. That’s why I’m a proud Co-Chair and Founder of the bipartisan #SALTCaucus. We need the SALT deduction restored now – Long Island families deserve better.

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Thomas Suozzi

Thomas Suozzi 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 3 since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): https://www.opensecrets.org/search?q=Thomas+Suozzi&type=site from 2002 – 2009; Mayor Glen Cove from 1994 – 2001

Featured Quote: 
@senatemajldr to NY & States:  Drop Dead. Since ’15, NY taxpayers have given the fed gov $116B more than we’ve rec’d back in fed spending, while Ky has RECEIVED $148B more in fed spending then they gave.  NY subsidizes KY! @NYDailyNews @NYGov

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Kathleen Rice

Kathleen RiceCurrent Position: US Representative for NY District 4 since 2015
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): District Attorney of Nassau County from 2006 – 2015

Featured Quote: 
I met with my friends at @LIFEDofLABORthis morning to discuss Long Island’s infrastructure needs. I’m proud to be a strong advocate for our healthcare heroes, offshore wind, affordable broadband, prevailing wages, and other critical labor priorities that LI’s future depends on.

For more information, go to this post.

Gregory Meeks

Gregory Meeks 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 5 since 1998
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1993 – 1998

Other Positions:  
Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee

Featured Quote: 
All people should be treated equally, regardless of who they are or who they love. This month, we recognize and celebrate our LGBTQI+ community and the challenges they have overcome and are still overcoming. Happy #PrideMonth!

For more information, go to this post.

Grace Meng

Grace Meng 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 6 since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2009 – 2012

Featured Quote: 
Anti-Asian hate crimes are NOT an #AsianAmerican issue. It is an American issue. Please stand with me and the #AAPI community to condemn this horrific violence and reject bigotry, hate, and intolerance. Enough is enough. We must work together to #StopAsianHate .

For more information, go to this post.

Nydia Velázquez

Nydia Velázquez 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 7 since 1993
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2021 US Senator
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 1993 – 2013

Other Positions:  
Chair, House Small Business Committee.

Featured Quote: 
This footage is extremely disturbing. I call yet again on @PRPDnoticias
to refrain from the use of violence. They must respect the right of people to freely protest in Rincón. #PuertoRico

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Hakeem Jeffries

Hakeem Jeffries 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 8 since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2007 – 2012

Other Position:
Chair, House Democratic Caucus

Featured Quote: 
Treachery and sedition have no place in our Republic. ENOUGH.

For more information, go to this post.

Yvette Clarke

Yvette Clarke 2Current Position: US Representative for NY District 9 since 2007
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 2002 – 2006

Other Positions:  
Chair, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation – Homeland Security

Featured Quote: 
It is with profound sadness that I share the loss of my dear friend and colleague Mary Bishop. Mary has been with me for more than 15 years; she began working with my campaign for Congress and was critical to our success.

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Jerry Nadler

Current Position: US Representative for NY District 10 since 1992
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1977 – 1992

Other Positions:  
Chair, Judiciary Committee

Featured Quote: 
I couldn’t be prouder of all @HouseJudiciary has already accomplished this Congress. It’s an honor to lead this august committee—the work to build a more just America endures.Jerrold Nadler 1

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Nicole Malliotakis

Nicole Malliotakis

From Government website Feb. 23, 2021

Current Position: US Representative for NY 11th District since 2021
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2011 – 2020

Featured Quote: 
The @StateDept must get its employees back to work ASAP. My office continues to assist those in our district having difficulty obtaining a passport but the backlog must be addressed so the system works for every citizen. Also please beware of scams!

For more information, go to this post.

Carolyn Maloney

Carolyn Maloney 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 12 since 1993
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 1983 – 1993

Other Positions:  
Chair, Committee on Oversight and Reform

Featured Quote: 
I promised I would investigate Jan 6, regardless of the outcome of the impeachment or vote on a bipartisan commission. This morning, @OversightDems, the Committee I chair, released new docs about Trump’s pressure campaign on DOJ to overturn the election.

For more information, go to this post.

Adriano Espaillat

Adriano Espaillat 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 13 since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1997 – 2010

Featured Quote: 
Just a reminder that Mitch McConnell blocked Merrick Garland 8 months before an election but confirmed Amy Coney Barrett 8 days before an election when 65 million people had already voted. Court packing is the Republican playbook.

For more information, go to this post.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 14 since 2019
Affiliation: Democrat

Featured Quote: 
Last January I was sworn in for my first term in Congress. So, what have we accomplished since then? Let’s take 2(ish) minutes to review.

For more information, go to this post.

Ritchie Torre

Ritchie TorresCurrent Position: US Representative for NY 15th District since 2021
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 2014 – 2020

Featured Quote: 
It’s official. We won! It is the honor of a lifetime to be able to serve our community in Washington DC. The counting took longer than expected, but today the @BOENYC
certified our victory & I want to say thank you..

For more information, go to this post.

Jamaal Bowman

Jamaal Bowman 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 16 since 2021
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Educator from 2003 – 2020

Other Positions:  
Vice Chair, Committee on Education and Labor

Featured Quote: 
I spent 20 years as an educator, seeing firsthand how transforming a child’s learning environment can unlock their full potential. The Green New Deal for Public Schools is about transforming our schools into cleaner spaces for our children and our planet.

For more information, go to this post.

Mondaire Jones

Mondaire JonesCurrent Position: US Representative for NY 17th District since 2021
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): New York City Council from 2014 – 2020

Featured Quote: 
Our democracy is in crisis. If we’re going to save it, we must #ExpandTheCourt. Today, our movement begins.

For more information, go to this post.

Sean Patrick Maloney

Sean Patrick Maloney 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 18 since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): White House Staff Secretary from 1999 – 2000

Other Positions:  
Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Featured Quote: 
In 2017, Trump and the GOP came for New York with their tax scam. For years, NY families have been slammed by the unfair cap on state and local tax deductions. We need to put an end to this double taxation and enact smart tax reforms that allow NY working families to thrive.

For more information, go to this post.

Antonio Delgado

Antonio Delgado 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 19 since 2019
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): US Senator

Other Positions:  
Chair, Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit – Agriculture

Featured Quote: 
While federal relief programs have helped many, too often, our smaller family-run farm operations are shut out from direct support. I joined @RepJahanaHayes to reintroduce legislation to create a new USDA loan program to better serve farmers during economic crises.

For more information, go to this post.

Paul Tonko

Paul Tonko 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 20 since 2009
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1983 – 2007Chair, Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change

Featured Quote: 
I told my mom I’d make it on a Wheaties Box one day. Proud to show her that dream come true thanks to this great honor, @scicoalition’s 2020 #ChampionofScience award! I will always fight to ensure science drives our politics and not the other way around.

For more information, go to this post.

Elise Stefanik

Elise Stefanik 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 21 since 2015
Affiliation: Republican

Other Positions:  
Chair, House Republican Conference

Featured Quote: 
Joe Biden and Dems’ reckless spending policies created the worst inflation crisis since the Great Recession. And their solution is even worse.

For more information, go to this post.

Claudia Tenney

Claudia TenneyCurrent Position: US Representative for NY 22nd District since 2021
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2011 – 2016

Featured Quote: 
My 100 day election count in #NY22 is actual proof that the Election of 2020 was not “clean” and the planned chaos engineered mostly by Democrats undermined Election Integrity. That is the Big Truth. #ElectionIntegrity

For more information, go to this post.

Tom Reed

Tom Reed 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 23 since 2010
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Mayor Corning, NY from 2003 – 2010

Featured Quote: 
Andrew Cuomo’s lies, harassment, and cover-ups must end. His ego and refusal to resign leave us with no choice but to remove him from office ourselves. Join me in calling for his impeachment and removal by signing your name right now.

For more information, go to this post.

John Katko

John Katko 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 24 since 2015
Affiliation: Republican

Featured Quote: 
The 60-day public comment period for the I-81 project is a critical time where the public can and should make their voices heard. For information on how to participate in the public comment period click here

For more information, go to this post.

Joseph Morelle

Joseph Morelle 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 25 since 2018
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1991 – 2018

Featured Quote: 
Today marks the 12-year anniversary since the last increase to the federal minimum wage in 2009. The federal minimum wage is STILL $7.25, and working families deserve better. It’s time to #RaiseTheWage.

For more information, go to this post.

Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins 1Current Position: US Representative for NY District 26 since 2005
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 1999 – 2004; Buffalo Common Council from 1988 – 1993

Featured Quote: 
n 2020, amid the COVID pandemic, Buffalo saw a 90% increase in gun violence w/ 355 victims. Already in 2021, 46 people have lost their lives. $5M in #AmericanRescuePlan funding for Buffalo will help trusted messengers prevent additional families from facing similar tragedies.

For more information, go to this post.

Chris Jacobs

Chris JacobsCurrent Position: US Representative for NY 27th District
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): County Clerk of Erie County from 2012 – 2017; US Senator; Secretary of State from 2006 – 2007

Featured Quote: 
Proud to join my @housebudgetGOP
colleagues in calling for Congress to enact fiscally responsible spending plans. We have seen the impact of unchecked partisan spending already this year, our nation and our grandchildren cannot afford more of it.

For more information, go to this post.

US House Members District 15-27

Ritchie Torres

Jamaal Bowman

Mondaire Jones

Sean Patrick Maloney

Antonio Delgado

Paul Tonko

Elise Stefanik

Claudia Tenney

Tom Reed

John Katko

Joseph Morelle

Brian Higgins

Chris Jacobs

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