Linda Rosenthal

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Linda Rosenthal
Linda B. Rosenthal.jpg
Rosenthal in 2011
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 67th district
Assumed office
February 28, 2006
Preceded byScott Stringer
Personal details
Born (1957-11-12) November 12, 1957 (age 61)[1]
New York City[1]
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceUpper West Side, Manhattan[2]
Alma materUniversity of Rochester[2]
ProfessionPolitician
WebsiteOfficial website

Linda B. Rosenthal (born November 12, 1957)[1] represents District 67 as a Democrat in the New York State Assembly, which includes parts of Manhattan's Upper West Side and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen neighborhoods.[3]

Early life[edit]

Linda Rosenthal was born in 1957 to parents who fled the Nazis in the 1930s.[4] Rosenthal earned a B.A. degree in History from the University of Rochester[2] in 1980.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1993, Rosenthal began working for US Congressman (for New York's 10th congressional district) Jerry Nadler and served as Manhattan District Director and Director of Special Projects. Prior to this, she worked in publishing.[3][5]

Rosenthal was elected to the New York State Assembly in a February 2006 special election between four candidates to replace Scott Stringer, who left the Assembly to become Manhattan Borough President.[5][6][7] Rosenthal won the November 2008 general election with 84.7 percent of the vote,[8] and ran uncontested in the November 2010 general election.[9]

In the Assembly, Rosenthal is the chair for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, and sits on the Codes, Housing, Health, and Agriculture committees.[10] In 2006, the New York State Legislature passed Assemblymember Rosenthal's landmark legislation allowing court orders of protection to be extended to companion animals; it has also passed laws she proposed requiring applicants of public assistance to be provided with resources for victims of sexual assault, allowing for same-sex couples to adopt non-biological children, eliminating the state sales tax on feminine hygiene products; and prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.[3]

In May 2015, fellow Manhattan Democrat Richard N. Gottfried tried to curb a bill introduced by Rosenthal that would allow customers to bring their dogs to outdoor restaurants, because Gottfried was afraid larger breeds would be able to grab food from tabletops.[11][12] Gottfried said: "Some dogs are tall enough that all they would have to do is turn their heads and they would be eating off people’s plates."[11] A similar bill that passed in California has not resulted in any problems, and the practice is also legal in Israel and some European countries, and common in Europe and in Los Angeles.[11][12][13] The bill passed the Senate in May 2015 by a 60-0 vote.[11][12][14] In March 2016, follows the State Legislature’s passage of her bill, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an advisory allowing dogs to accompany human diners at restaurants that have outdoor seating, joining service dogs which were already allowed in virtually all situations.[13][14][15]

In March 2019, she introduced a bill, A5040,[16] that will ban a sale of fur in New York, by 2021. New York would follow California, which is in the process of legislating the ban. [17][18]

Personal life[edit]

Rosenthal resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.[2]

Election results[edit]

Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 5,694
Charles A. Simon (WSP) ... 2,254
Emily A. Csendes (REP) ... 875
Michael Lupinacci (INDNLP) ... 603
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 33,909
Theodore Howard (REP) ... 4,469
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 46,780
Eleanor Friedman (REP) ... 8,825
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 32,283
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 43,196
Julia Willebrand (GRE) ... 2,298
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 23,576
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEM) ... 8,055
Eugene G.P. Byrne (DEM) ... 295
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 52,482
Hyman Drusin (REP) ... 8,510

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (NY)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Assembly District 67, Linda B. Rosenthal: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "New York State Assembly | Linda B. Rosenthal". nyassembly.gov. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Neuman, William (October 18, 2017). "She's a Conservative Who Loves Cher. Could She Be New York's Next Mayor?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Hicks, Jonathan P. (March 1, 2006). "Nadler Aide Wins Seat in Assembly". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Berman, Russell (January 24, 2006). "Upper West Side Assembly Seat Race Heads for Showdown". New York Sun. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  7. ^ Berkey-Gerard, Mark; Brustein, Joshua (February 17, 2006). "Not-So-Special Elections". Gotham Gazette. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  8. ^ "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  9. ^ "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  10. ^ "New York State Assembly | Linda B. Rosenthal". nyassembly.gov. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d "Lawmaker thinks dogs at cafes will eat everyone's food". New York Post.
  12. ^ a b c Devra Ferst. "Not Everyone Is Happy About a New Bill Welcoming Dogs to Al Fresco Dining Spots – Eater NY". Eater NY.
  13. ^ a b Yee, Vivian (May 24, 2015). "Hold the Mimosa. I'll Have a Biscuit". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  14. ^ a b Mueller, Benjamin (May 14, 2015). "New York Senate Votes for Bill Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  15. ^ Santora, Marc; Levine, Alexandra S. (March 16, 2016). "New York Today: Dogs Can Eat Out". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  16. ^ "Assembly Bill A5040A".
  17. ^ "Lawmaker introduces bill banning sale of fur coats in New York". NY Post. March 17, 2019.
  18. ^ "New Bill Seeks to Ban Fur Sales in New York By 2021". Jezebel. March 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "Special Election Results, 67th Assembly District: February 28, 2006" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  20. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 7, 2006" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  21. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 4, 2008" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 4, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 23, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  22. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 18, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  23. ^ "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. March 20, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  24. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2014" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  25. ^ "NYS Board of Elections Primary for Member of Assembly Election Returns September 13, 2016" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  26. ^ "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns Nov. 8, 2016" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. March 7, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.

External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Scott Stringer
New York State Assembly, 67th District
2006–present
Incumbent