Liz Krueger

Senator from the 28th District at New York State Senate

Liz Krueger

Liz Krueger

Senator from the 28th District at New York State Senate

Biography

First elected to the New York State Senate in a Special Election in February 2002, Liz Krueger is currently the Ranking Member of Senate Finance Committee. She is also a member of five other committees: Elections; Higher Education; Housing, Construction and Community Development; Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities; and Rules.


Sen. Krueger is a strong advocate for tenants’ rights, affordable housing, improved access to health care and prescription drug coverage, social services, more equitable funding for public education, and animal welfare. She has made reforming and modernizing New York State’s governmental processes, electoral system, and tax policy central goals of her legislative agenda.

Sen. Krueger is a founding co-chair of the New York State Bipartisan Legislative Pro-Choice Caucus, and has led on women's health and reproductive choice since her first term in the Senate, when she was a leader in the successful fight to pass the Women’s Health and Wellness Act.

Sen. Krueger’s legislative initiatives include protecting and expanding affordable housing for New Yorkers, protecting New York's environment and public health from threats such as hydraulic fracturing for natural gas ("hydrofracking"), and expanding access to food stamps and safety net assistance for needy families and individuals.

Sen. Krueger has dedicated her career to issues relating to poverty, and she is a nationally recognized expert on the problems of hunger, homelessness, and the lack of affordable housing, healthcare, and job training.

Sen. Krueger has served as Chair of the New York City Food Stamp Task Force; Co-Facilitator of the New York City Welfare Reform Network; on the board of the City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court; and as a board member of the NYC Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Food and Shelter Program administered by the United Way of Greater New York.

Prior to her election to the Senate, Sen. Krueger worked for 15 years as Associate Director of the Community Food Resource Center (CFRC), where she was responsible for directing its efforts to expand access to government programs for low-income New Yorkers. She helped monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of federal and state programs in New York City, identifying barriers to participation, and fighting for improvements in the effectiveness of these programs.

Prior to her work with CFRC, Sen. Krueger was the founding Director of the New York City Food Bank, building that organization into one that now serves over 1,100 emergency food programs, senior centers, day-care centers, and other community-based programs serving an estimated 5.4 million meals each year.

A graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelors degree in Social Policy and Human Development, Senator Krueger also holds a Masters degree from the University of Chicago’s Harris Graduate School of Public Policy. Senator Krueger lives on the East Side of Manhattan with her husband, Dr. John E. Seley, a professor of Urban Planning and Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.

Biografía de Liz Krueger,

En primer lugar elegida para el Senado de Nueva York en una elección especial en febrero de 2002, Liz Krueger es actualmente la miembra de mayor rango del Comité de Finanzas del Senado. Ella es también miembro de otras cinco comisiones: Elecciones; Educación Superior; Desarrollo de Vivienda, Construcción y Comunidad; Salud Mental y Discapacidades de Desarrollo; y Reglamento.

Senadora Krueger es una firme defensora de los derechos de los inquilinos, la vivienda asequible, la mejora del acceso a la atención de la salud y la cobertura de medicamentos recetados, servicios sociales, la financiación más equitativo para la educación pública, incluida la enseñanza superior, y el bienestar de los animales. Ella ha hecho la reforma y la modernización de los procesos gubernamentales y electorales del Estado de Nueva York y la política fiscal en un objetivo central de su agenda legislativa.

En su primer término en el Senado, Liz Krueger era un líder en el éxito de la lucha para pasar la ley de Salud y Bienestar de la Mujer. Iniciativas legislativas de la Senadora Krueger se incluyen: un proyecto de ley para apoyar el reciclaje y ampliar el proyecto de ley de botellas, un proyecto de ley que derogaría la Ley Urstadt y restablecer el control local sobre la política de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Nueva York, la legislación que ampliaría el acceso a la Renta del Ciudadano de Edad Exención de Aumento, la legislación establecimiento de un proyecto de ley de los derechos de la lactancia materna, y la legislación de la ampliación del acceso a los cupones de alimentos y la asistencia de redes de seguridad para las familias y personas necesitadas.

La senadora Liz Krueger ha dedicado su carrera a las cuestiones relativas a la pobreza, y es una experta reconocida a nivel nacional sobre los problemas del hambre, la falta de vivienda, y la falta de vivienda asequible, la salud, y capacitación laboral.

Krueger, la senadora se desempeñó como Presidente de la Ciudad de Nueva York de Cupones para Alimentos Task Force; Co-Facilitadora de la Ciudad de Nueva York Welfare Reform Network; en el consejo de la ciudad-Wide Task Force on Housing Court y como miembro del consejo de la Agencia Federal de Nueva York Emergency Management Agency de emergencia alimentaria y de protección de programa administrado por el United Way of Greater New York. Liz Krueger ha sido activa en el desarrollo de la Coalición de Nueva York en el Real Empleo y de la ciudad de Nueva York Medicaid Managed Care Task Force. Se desempeñó como Presidente de la Administración de Nueva York de Recursos Humanos del Consejo Consultivo de Apoyo al Ingreso, Co-Presidente de la Presidente del Condado de Manhattan Grupo de Trabajo sobre Educación, Empleo y Bienestar Social, y Presidente de la Junta de la Ciudad de Nueva York de la Coalición contra el Hambre.

Durante 15 años, la senadora Krueger fue la Directora Asociada de la Comunidad Food Resource Center (CFRC), donde fue responsable de dirigir sus esfuerzos para ampliar el acceso a los programas del gobierno para personas de bajos ingresos de los neoyorquinos. Ella ayudó a supervisar y evaluar la eficacia de los programas federales y del Estado de Nueva York, la identificación de barreras a la participación, y la lucha por la mejora de la eficacia de estos programas.

Antes de unirse a CFRC, Liz Krueger fue la directora fundadora del Banco de Alimentos de la ciudad de Nueva York, la creación de esa organización en una que ahora sirve a más de 1,100 programas de alimentos de emergencia, centros de ancianos, guarderías, y otros programas comunitarios al servicio de una base estimada 5.4 millones comidas cada año.

Graduada de la Universidad de Northwestern, con una Licenciatura en Política Social y Desarrollo Humano, la senadora Krueger también cuenta con una maestría de la Universidad de Harris de Chicago Graduate School of Public Policy. Senadora Krueger vive en el East Side de Manhattan con su esposo, el Dr. John E. seley, profesor de Urbanismo y Geografía del Centro de Graduados de CUNY y en Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.

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Professor of Urban Planning & Geography at CUNY - Graduate Center

The Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York. Offering more than thirty doctoral degrees from Anthropology to Urban Education, and fostering research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, it combines rigorous academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences with globally significant research, much of which focuses on progressive policy issues. Through its extensive public programs—lectures, conferences, performances, exhibitions, and conversations—the Graduate Center also makes a lively and enduring contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of New York City

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Bachelor's Degree in Social Policy & Human Development

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

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Senator from the 28th District
2002 - Current

The New York State Senate, under the State's first Constitution which was adopted in 1777, consisted of 24 members, elected from and by the freeholders of the state possessing one hundred pounds over and above all indebtedness. The members were apportioned among four great districts and were chosen for four-year terms, the length of the first term to be decided after the election, by lot, with the terms of six members expiring each year. An additional Senator was to be added to each district whenever it was shown, by a septennial census, that the number of electors within the district had increased one twenty-fourth. The maximum number to which the Senate could be increased was placed at 100. When, after the census of 1795, the number of Senators had been increased to 43, the rule was found to be unequal in its operation and, in 1801, the Constitution was amended fixing the number at 32.

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City & State - New York City Power 100
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