Meet Rachel

I was elected in 2018 to the NY State Senate from the 53rd Senate District to be a champion for progressive priorities and for the democratic process. In the past four years, I’ve stood true to my values and have strengthened both rural and urban Upstate New York. This year, I am running for reelection in the newly redistricted 48th district, which includes my home city, Syracuse, south and west Onondaga County, and all of Cayuga County.

I am proud to say that the Democratic Senate Majority has been living up to its promise of progressive priorities and strengthening democracy. In the 2022 legislative session we stood up for voting rights, women’s rights, homecare workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights, and climate justice. We have continued to transform New York’s election laws to be some of the best. We made an active effort to protect our communities’ precious lakes and streams. We enacted a number of laws to affirm and enhance the “justice” in the criminal justice system and to place a premium on ethics in elections and in the workplace.

I am also working to make state government more responsive to the people, by holding hearings and roundtables in the district on many important issues and insisting on greater transparency in government operations. Your voice – and your support – mean a great deal to me!

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The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act; RHA; CCCA; Early Voting; A ban on campaign contributions from LLCs; GENDA; the Child Victims Act; Green Light; and more.

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