WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — January 6, 2022 — Democrat MaryJane Shimsky, the current Majority Leader of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, today launched her campaign for State Assembly in Westchester’s 92nd District. She is challenging incumbent Tom Abinanti.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for State Assembly. As we continue to battle the resurgent pandemic, we need progressive, proactive leadership to advocate and deliver for us, and I believe I have the experience and commitment to be that voice in Albany. From infrastructure to public health to resiliency, I have secured major wins at the local level by building coalitions, working with my colleagues, and following the facts and science. I’m eager to get to work in the Assembly,” said Shimsky.
First elected to the Board of Legislators in 2011, Shimsky has delivered infrastructure improvements, advanced resiliency and pollution-cutting initiatives, and fought to improve public health, including addressing the opioid epidemic. She became Majority Leader in 2020 and represents the 12th District which includes most of the Town of Greenburgh (Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Edgemont, and much of Hartsdale). From 2007 to 2010, she was Community Relations Director for Assemblyman Richard Brodsky. Shimsky graduated from Yale University, and earned her law degree from New York University School of Law and her PhD in History from the City University of New York.
“We deserve an Assemblymember who believes in our progressive values, stands up for immigrants and tenants, supports and believes scientists, leads with transparency, and works collaboratively with other leaders and organizations to ensure a complete recovery from the pandemic and puts our communities on the best path forward. I’m running for Assembly to be that leader and I look forward to talking with residents about my vision,” said Shimsky.
For more information, please visit https://shimsky4assembly.com