District Leaders

A District Leader is an unpaid volunteer elected official. All formal parties in New York State are required to have at least one District Leader (DL) per Assembly District (AD). These positions are subject to primary elections every two years. This ostensibly guarantees that any party with formal status in New York State (e.g. a permanent ballot line) is democratically governed by its members. In essence, the District Leader is the representative of the party members in their district to that political party’s apparatus.

- From part one of Paul Newell‘s “What’s a District Leader?

District Leaders here are arranged in District order.

65A     Hon. Jessica Loeser
Lower East Side Democratic Club

65A     Hon. David Weinberger
Harry S. Truman Democratic Club

65B     Hon. Pedro Cardi
Lower East Side Democratic Club

65B      Hon. Alice Cancel
Lower East Side Democratic Club

65C     Hon. Paul Newell
Downtown Independent Democrats

65C     Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
Downtown Independent Democrats

65D     Hon. Herbert Kee
United Democratic Organization

65D     Hon. Jenny Lam-Low
United Democratic Organization

66A     Hon. Keen Berger
Village Independent Democrats

66A     Hon. Arthur Schwartz
Village Reform Democratic Club/Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

66B     Hon. Jean Grillo
Downtown Independent Democrats

66B     Hon. John Scott
Downtown Independent Democrats

67A     Hon. Georgette Gittens
Ansonia Independent Democrats

67A     Hon. Gerald Kahn
Ansonia Independent Democrats

67B     Hon. Cory Haber
Park River Independent Democrats

67B     Hon. Earl Scott
Park River Independent Democrats

67C     Hon. Marc Landis
Community Free Democrats

67C     Hon. Shari Gottheim
Community Free Democrats

68A     Hon. Theresa Richardson 

68A     Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez
Arturo Schomburg Democratic Club

68B     Hon. Peggy Morales
El Nuevo Caribe

68B     Hon. Harry Rodriguez
El Nuevo Caribe

68C     Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito
Democratic Club of El Barrio

68C     Hon. John Ruiz
Democratic Club of El Barrio

68D     Hon. Cordell Cleare
Sojourner Truth Democratic Club

68D     Hon. Keith Lilly
Sojourner Truth Democratic Club

69A     Hon. Robert Botfeld
Three Parks Independent Democrats

69A     Hon. Cynthia Doty
Three Parks Independent Democrats

69B     Hon. Nick Prigo
Community Free Democrats

69B     Hon. Joan Paylo
Community Free Democrats

69C     Hon. Paula Diamond-Roman
Broadway Democrats

69C     Hon. Curtis Arluck
Broadway Democrats

70A     Hon.  Theresa Freeman
Alice Wragg Kornegay Democratic Club

70A     Hon. William Allen
Uptown Democratic Club

70B     Council Member Inez Dickens
Martin Luther King, Jr. Club

70B     Congressman Charles Rangel
Martin Luther King, Jr. Club

70C     Hon. Julia Torrence         
Frederick E. Samuel Community Democratic Club

70C     County Leader Assemblyman Keith Wright
Frederick E. Samuel Community Democratic Club

70D     Hon. Marisol Alcantara
Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change

70D     Hon. Jamaal Nelson
West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club

71A     Hon. Maria Luna
Audubon Reform Democratic Club

71A     Hon. Mark Levine
Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan

71B     Hon. Earnestine Bell Temple
Tioga/Carver Democratic Club

71B     Hon. Al Taylor
Tioga/Carver Democratic Club

72A     State Senator Adriano Espaillat
Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change

72A     Hon. Maria Morillo        
Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change

72B     Hon. Manny De Los Santos
Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change

72B     Hon. Gabriela Rosa 
Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change

73A     Hon. Meryl Brodsky
Lexington Democratic Club

73A     Hon. Arthur Schiff
Lexington Democratic Club

73B     Hon. Jake Dilemani
Lexington Democratic Club

73B     Hon. Sally Minard
Lexington Democratic Club

73C     Hon. Linda Foa
Lexington Democratic Club

73C     Hon. Larry Rosenstock
Lexington Democratic Club

74A    Hon. Carlina Rivera
Coalition for a District Alternative (C.O.D.A.)

74A     Hon. Anthony Feliciano
Coalition for a District Alternative (C.O.D.A.)

74B     Hon. Myrna LePree
Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democrats

74B     Hon. Thomas Nooter
Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democrats

74C     Hon. Louise Dankberg
Tilden Midtown Democratic Club

74C     Hon. Steven Smollens
Tilden Midtown Democratic Club

74D     Hon. Charles Buchwald
Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club

74D     Hon. Molly Hollister
Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club

75A     Hon. Tom Schuler
Chelsea Reform Democratic Club

75A     Hon. Mary Dorman
Chelsea Reform Democratic Club

75B     Hon. James McManus
McManus Midtown Democrats

75B     Hon. Denise Spillane
McManus Midtown Democrats

76A     Hon. John Halebian
Lenox Hill Democratic Club

76A     Hon.  Jean Fischman
Lenox Hill Democratic Club

76B     Hon. Frank Wilkinson
East Side Democratic Club

76B     Hon. Pauline Dana-Bashian
East Side Democratic Club