Jaffee in 2012
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the 97th district
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2007
|Preceded by||Ryan Karben|
|Born||May 20, 1944|
Brooklyn, New York
|Children||Marc and Allison|
|Residence||Suffern, New York|
|Alma mater||Brooklyn College|
A native of Brooklyn, Jaffee earned her B.A. in Education from Brooklyn College and her M.S. in Special Education from Fordham University. She was previously a teacher at Pomona Middle School before becoming an elected official of the Rockland County Legislature in 1998.
Jaffee was first elected to the State Assembly in 2006 for a two-year term (2007–2009). She ran uncontested in the 2008 general election and won the 2010 general election with 61 percent of the vote.
She co-sponsored the bill in the New York State Assembly which increased the New York State tax on cigarettes in June 2008.
Since 1978, Jaffee and her husband Steve have lived in Suffern, where they raised two children, Marc and Allison. Steve, who was also the Chairman of the Suffern Democratic Committee, died on January 19, 2016.
- "Assembly Member Ellen C. Jaffee (NY)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
- "Ellen Jaffee: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
- "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008.
- "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010.
- "Assembly Election Returns: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-18.
- Lohud  Steven Jaffee, assemblywoman's husband, dies at 73
- New York State Assembly Member Website
- Official Website of Ellen Jaffee
- Assembly District 95, New York State
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