• Stewart-Cousins Becomes First Woman to Lead State Legislative Conference

  • JANUARY 09, 2013 | NYS GOV'T

  • Yonkers Democrat Makes History as First Female Senate Minority Leader

  • The Westchester County Association salutes State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) who today becomes the first woman--and first African American woman--to lead a legislative conference in Albany.  Stewart-Cousins was named Senate Minority Leader and vows to work across party lines...

    New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins becomes the New York State Senate Minority Leader Wednesday. The Senator is pictured at WCA's Legislators Breakfast in 2011.
    "I am truly humbled and honored to be selected by my colleagues as Democratic Conference Leader for the New York State Senate. I look forward to advocating for the progressive agenda that the people of New York have demanded. Moving forward, I will work with my colleagues in the Republican and IDC Coalition to ensure that the progressive issues that both the Governor and our conference believe in are advanced. I want to thank Senator Sampson for all his hard work and his dedication to the Senate Democratic Conference and to the people of New York."

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