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Congressman Jerry Nadler
Congressman Jerrold Jerry Nadler represents New York's 10th Congressional District, one of the most dynamic & diverse districts in the country. The district includes Manhattan's Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Soho, Wall Street, & Battery Park City, as well as the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park, Kensington, & parts of Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Red Hook, Sunset Park & Midwood.
Rep. Nadler began his career in public service in 1976 in the New York State Assembly. Representing the Upper West Side, he served as a Democratic Assemblyman for 16 years & played a significant role in shaping New York State law concerning child support enforcement & domestic abuse, as well as making major contributions to housing, transportation & consumer protection policy in the state. In 1992, Rep. Nadler was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election & has served in Congress ever since. He was re-elected to his fourteenth full term in 2018.
The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Nadler served as Chairman or Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, & Civil Liberties for 13 years & also served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, & the Internet.
Rep. Nadler is a graduate of Crown Heights Yeshiva, Stuyvesant High School, Columbia University & Fordham Law School. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife, Joyce Miller.
State Senator Diane Savino
State Senator, 23rd District
Chair, Internet & Technology Committee
New York State Senator Diane J. Savino (Democrat, Independent, Staten Island-Brooklyn) was born & raised in Astoria, Queens & was educated at Most Precious Blood Elementary School & Dominican Commercial High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from St. John's University & has a degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Diane Savino has dedicated her entire professional career towards improving the lives of working families. She began her career in public service as a caseworker for New York City's Child Welfare Administration, providing direct assistance to abused & neglected children.
An active member of her local labor union, the Social Service Employees Union, Local 371, DC 37 of AFSCME, she quickly rose through the ranks to become the Vice President for Political Action & Legislative Affairs, where she became one of the most respected labor leaders in New York State.
In their endorsement of Senator Savino, the New York Times described her as scrappy & effective. Her dedication to her constituents earned her the Staten Island Advance's strongest endorsement for a third term, saying, no lawmaker works harder & no lawmaker commits herself to the fight for her constituents more than Ms. Savino.
City & State Newspaper has rated her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in New York State (2013 & 2014) & one of the 100 Most Influential People in NewYork City (2014).
Senator Savino's hard work & influence was evidenced as she championed the Compassionate Care
Act through the legislative process despite opposition & a campaign of misinformation. The ACT will
allow New Yorkers with serious medical conditions limited access to medical marijuana under the
supervision of health care professionals & under strict state regulations.
Senator Savino has authored numerous laws protecting hard-working New Yorkers. Among the laws she has had enacted is the first in the nation Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, expanding basic worker protection rights to domestic workers; the Prompt Pay Bill, which ensures prompt payment to construction contractors & their employees; Wage Theft Prevention Act, assessing preventative & punitive measures on employers who steal income from their employees; & another national first, The New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, establishing new standards for determining whether a commercial truck driver is an employee or an independent contractor, helping to further protect workers' rights statewide.
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