Rebecca Seawright

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Rebecca A. Seawright
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Member of the New York Assembly from the 76th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2015
Preceded byMicah Kellner
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic

Rebecca Seawright is the Assembly member for the 76th District of the New York State Assembly. The district includes portions of the Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island and Yorkville in Manhattan.

Life and career[edit]

Seawright was born and raised in Texas, and came to New York City to attend law school at the City University of New York.[1] Formerly, she served as the New York State Director of the National Women’s Political Caucus, also worked in the New York Assembly as a staffer.[2] She also worked in Washington, D.C., including for United States Senator Lloyd Bentsen.[3]

An advocate for women's rights, Seawright serves on the boards of the Feminist Press and the CUNY School of Law Board of Visitors.[4]

New York Assembly[edit]

Assembly Member in Session

Seawright was sworn into office on January 1, 2015. She is a member of the Banking Committee; Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee; Judiciary Committee; and the Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee. In her first year of office, Seawright succeeded in passing 6 different pieces of legislation in the Assembly.[5] During her first term, 7 Seawright Bills have been passed into law, and 10 Bills were passed by Assembly. She is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Fraud Protection and also sits on the Assembly's Work group on operations.[6] She also is a member of the Legislative Women's Caucus and Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus.

As an Assemblymember, Seawright has been a staunch advocate for Women and Minorities. She has declared herself as a "fighter against discrimination and intolerance at all levels of our society."[7]

Assemblyman Micah Kellner decided to not seek re-election in 2014, and Seawright entered the race to succeed him.[8] The only woman in the race, she would go on to defeat three others to take the Democratic nomination.[9] Seawright easily won the general election with nearly 67% of the vote.[10] She has a 100% attendance record in the New York State legislature.


  1. ^ "On the East Side, a New Political Force". Strauss Media. 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  2. ^ "WEDDINGS; Becky Seawright and Jay Hershenson". New York Times. 1993-10-18. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  3. ^ "Rebecca Seawright Started Young in Politics". Main Street Wire. 2015-03-14. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  4. ^ "REBECCA SEAWRIGHT: "THERE'S WORK TO DO"". Public Square. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  5. ^ "New York State Assembly | Rebecca A. Seawright". Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  6. ^ "New York State Assembly | Rebecca A. Seawright". Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  7. ^ "New York State Assembly | Rebecca A. Seawright". Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  8. ^ "Rebecca Seawright Garners Support in Bid to Replace Micah Kellner". The Observer. 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  9. ^ "PTA Mom Wins Primary for Assembly Seat on the Upper East Side". DNAinfo. 2014-09-10. Archived from the original on 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  10. ^ "Upper East Side Mom Wins Assembly Seat". DNAinfo. 2014-11-05. Archived from the original on 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2016-01-23.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Micah Kellner
New York Assembly, 76th District