Rhoda S. Jacobs

Rhoda S. Jacobs

Rhoda S. Jacobs

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Rhoda S. Jacobs, of Flatbush, Brooklyn was first elected to the Assembly in 1978. After having served as Chair of the Social Services Committee for twelve years she was appointed head of the Majority Program Committee, named Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore in 2001 and in 2003 she was appointed by the Speaker to serve in the prestigious role of Assistant Speaker. Throughout her tenure in office Ms. Jacobs has been at the forefront of significant issues in health care, Medicaid, welfare reform, job development, consumer education and protection in banking, insurance and public utilities.

Her cutting edge legislation has served as a national model for preventive measures in women's and children's health care. Assemblywoman Jacobs brought child vaccinations into the spotlight as she worked to pass some of the most comprehensive vaccination legislation in the country, including Hepatitis B and Chickenpox. She is responsible for passing the first law in New York State mandating insurance coverage for mammography screenings for women and promoting better working conditions and more health care benefits for working women.

Assistant Speaker Jacobs continues to be an outspoken advocate of quality day care programs and providing quality health care and educational opportunities for women, children, immigrants, and working families. Ms. Jacobs currently serves as a member of the Assembly Committees on Health, Insurance and Ways and Means and Rules.

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First Deputy Controller at New York State Common Retirement Fund

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Representative from the 49 District at New York State Assembly

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Founder at Stuart Levine & Associates LLC

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President Emeritus at United Hospital Fund

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Professor, Public Management at City University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Representative from New York's 20th Congressional District

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Assistant Speaker
1978 - Prior

The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of New York. The Assembly is composed of 150 members representing an equal amount of districts, with each district having an average population of 127,000. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.

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