Former AG Bob Abrams Endorses Shelley Mayer for Assembly YONKERS, NY – January 26, 2012– Shelley Mayer yesterday received the endorsement of legendary former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams. Abrams was a member of the Assembly representing the Bronx from 1966 to 1969 and served as Attorney General from 1979 to 1993. In 2009, the Justice Building at the Empire State Plaza in Albany was renamed after Abrams.
"I am proud to endorse Shelley Mayer for the NYS Assembly. Over the twelve years she worked for me, I continued to I appoint her to positions of increasing authority, including her role as the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Westchester Regional Office and as Special Counsel for Women and Families. She served the people of the state with professionalism, a strong sense of advocacy and the highest ethical standards. She will be a terrific Assemblymember for Yonkers and for New York State."
From 1982 to 1994, Mayer was an Assistant Attorney General in the office of New York Attorney General Bob Abrams. She served in the Civil Rights Bureau, as Chief of the Westchester Regional Office, as the legislative liaison for the Attorney General and ultimately as a senior advisor to the Attorney General. As an Assistant Attorney General, Mayer fought to protect civil rights for New Yorkers and sought justice for women who were unfairly discriminated against in the workplace. Mayer currently works as the Senior Counsel at the National State Attorney General Program at Columbia Law School, where she handles health care and labor law enforcement issues.
“I am honored to have the support of such an outstanding public official. Bob Abrams’s long legacy of service is defined by his unimpeachable character and commitment to the greater good. It was truly a privilege to serve in his administration and I am proud to walk in his footsteps,” said Shelley Mayer.
Mayer is running for the 93rd Assembly District, vacated after Mike Spano became Mayor of Yonkers. Mayer has a broad coalition of support including the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Party. There is special election on March 20th.