Our advisory committee is a diverse roster of elected officials and former candidates across the country. This committee provides endorsed candidates with support, mentorship and a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s really like to run as a mama.
Sarah was sworn in as a new member in the New York State Assembly on November 12, 2020. Her district (AD 136) covers Irondequoit, Brighton and the city of Rochester. Sarah is a lifelong Rochester resident and SUNY Stony Brook graduate. She has dedicated her entire career to public service. Prior to running for office herself, Sarah worked for the last two decades in the United States Senate – initially for Senator Hillary Clinton and, for the past eight years, as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Deputy State Director.
In the Senate, she worked tirelessly on issues impacting her community daily like affordable health care and higher education; equity in public schools; a living wage for all; and accessible, affordable childcare. Sarah has also been a longtime advocate on the local and national levels to reform the criminal justice system and identify sustainable solutions to climate change.
For the past seven years, Sarah has served as a member of the Community Impact Cabinet and the Women United Steering Committee for the United Way of Greater Rochester. She is also a longtime volunteer at the Summit Federal Credit Union, currently serving as Chair of the Nominating Committee.
Sarah lives in the Maplewood neighborhood of Rochester with her husband, John, and three children, Jack, Sean and Grace. As a working mom and mentor to other moms interested in public office, Sarah is eager to utilize her connections and experience to elevate the needs of children and families in the Assembly. She will continue to fight for affordable childcare for all, equitable education regardless of zip code, and critical policies needed to lift families out of poverty.