EyesOnNY OCNY Journal 2022

NYS Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried

Richard N. Gottfried represents the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, and is a leading State health policy-maker both in New York and in the nation. Highlights of his legislative work include the passage of: the Health Care Proxy Law; the Family Health Care Decision Act; the HIV Testing and Confidentiality Law; the Compassionate

Care Act authorizing the use of medical marijuana; and laws that promote stronger primary and preventive care and formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs). He also sponsors the N.Y. Health Act to create a universal publicly funded single- payer health coverage plan for New York State. Each year, he has fought to protect and increase funding for Medicaid, school health clinics, HIV/AIDS services, and other health concerns. NYS Senator Brad Hoylman

State Senator Brad Hoylman, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, represents New York’s 27th State Senate District which covers much of the heart of Manhattan including Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Columbus Circle, Times Square, the Upper West Side, the East Village, and Midtown East. Brad champions a wide range of issues

including affordable housing, transportation, public education, LGBTQ rights, the environment and seniors. He has passed over sixty bills in the Senate, including the Child Victims Act, the TRUST Act, and GENDA. Brad was the lead sponsor of legislation to legalize gestational surrogacy for LGBTQ people and individuals struggling with infertility. Brad graduated from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar, and Harvard Law School. Before being elected to the Senate, he practiced law and was general counsel of the Partnership for New York City, the city’s leading business and civic organization. Brad and his husband David Sigal, a filmmaker, are the parents of two young daughters, Silvia and Lucy. The family are members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the LGBTQ synagogue.

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