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Andrea Stewart-Cousins

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Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Andrea Stewart-Cousins 2013.jpg
Temporary President and Majority Leader of the New York State Senate
Assumed office
January 9, 2019
DeputyMike Gianaris
Preceded byJohn J. Flanagan
Minority Leader of the New York State Senate
In office
December 17, 2012 – January 9, 2019
DeputyMike Gianaris
Jeffrey D. Klein
Preceded byJohn L. Sampson
Succeeded byJohn J. Flanagan
Member of the New York State Senate
from the 35th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2007
Preceded byNicholas Spano
Member of the
Westchester County Board of Legislators
from the 16th district
In office
1996–2007
Preceded byHerman Keith
Succeeded byKenneth W. Jenkins
Personal details
Born (1950-09-02) September 2, 1950 (age 70)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationPace University (BA, MPA)
Lehman College
WebsiteOfficial website

Andrea Alice Stewart-Cousins[1] (born September 2, 1950) is an American politician and educator from Yonkers, New York. A member of the Democratic Party, Stewart-Cousins represents District 35 in the New York State Senate. She serves as the body's Majority Leader and Temporary President. Stewart-Cousins is the first woman in the history of New York State to lead a conference in the New York State Legislature and is also the first female Senate Majority Leader in New York history.

Stewart-Cousins was first elected to the New York State Senate in 2006. She previously served as a Westchester County Legislator from 1996 to 2006. In 2012, she was chosen by her colleagues to lead the Senate Democratic Conference. After the Democratic Party won an outright Senate majority in the 2018 elections, Stewart-Cousins became Majority Leader in January 2019.

Early life and education

Andrea Stewart was born on September 2, 1950, in New York City. She is the daughter of Bob Stewart, a decorated World War II veteran and repairman, and Beryl Stewart, a stenographer and community activist.[2][3] The Stewart family resided in public housing in Manhattan and the Bronx, and Andrea suffered from chronic asthma.

Stewart-Cousins spent twenty years in the private sector, including thirteen years in sales and marketing with New York Telephone (later known as AT&T).[4] After New York Telephone went out of business, she received a buyout and pursued a college degree while working for Gannett.[2] She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Pace University and her teaching credentials in Business Education from Lehman College.[5] She received her Masters of Public Administration from Pace University in May 2008 and is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the public administration honor society. She also pursued careers in journalism and teaching before entering public service.[6]

Career

Yonkers Director of Community Affairs

Stewart-Cousins's public service career began in 1992 when she was appointed Director of Community Affairs in the City of Yonkers.[7] In that role, she created an internship program for the hearing-impaired and for children in working families. She also advocated for and contributed to the revitalization of the City of Yonkers and was a founder of the original "Art on Main Street". Stewart-Cousins was a co-creator of "River Fest", a widely attended multi-cultural citywide celebration on the Hudson River in Yonkers.[8]

Westchester County Legislator

Prior to her election to the New York State Senate in 2006, Stewart-Cousins served as a Westchester County Legislator representing Yonkers. First elected in 1995,[9] she served from 1996 to 2006.[10] During her tenure, she was elected Majority Whip and Vice-Chair. Stewart-Cousins authored living wage laws, smoke-free workplace laws, tougher gun laws, laws that prosecute predatory lenders, tax cuts for seniors and veterans, and Westchester County's first human rights laws.[11]

New York State Senate

Stewart-Cousins first ran for New York State Senate in 2004, but incumbent Republican Sen. Nicholas Spano defeated her by a margin of 18 votes.[12] In 2006, she challenged Spano again and defeated him.[13][14] As of 2019, Senate District 35 includes all of Greenburgh and Scarsdale and portions of Yonkers, White Plains and New Rochelle.[15]

Stewart-Cousins voted in favor of same-sex marriage legislation on December 2, 2009, but the bill was defeated.[16] A same-sex marriage law was eventually passed in 2011. Stewart-Cousins is a vocal supporter of abortion rights, and has pushed for legislation to expand abortion access in the State of New York.[17]

On April 17, 2010, it was reported that Stewart-Cousins was under consideration by then-gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to be his running mate. Cuomo ultimately chose Rochester mayor Bob Duffy instead.[18]

Senate Democratic Leader

On December 17, 2012, Stewart-Cousins was elected Senate Democratic Leader.[19][20] Stewart-Cousins is the first woman in history to lead a conference in the New York State Legislature.[21][22]

Senate Majority Leader

The Democratic Party won a Senate majority in the 2018 elections. On January 9, 2019, Stewart-Cousins was elected Senate Majority Leader. She serves as the body's Majority Leader and Temporary President, and is the first female Senate Majority Leader in New York history.[23] In 2019, Stewart-Cousins sponsored the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, which overhauled the rules affecting rent-controlled apartments in New York City.[24][25] During Stewart-Cousins's first year as Senate Majority Leader, New York passed a variety of progressive laws on issues like climate change, voting rights, abortion rights, criminal justice reform, gender equality, gun control, marijuana decriminalization, LGBT rights, and immigration.[26] According to City & State New York, Stewart-Cousins employs a "consensus-driven approach" to leading the Senate Democratic Conference that sets her "apart from her predecessors".[27]

Honors

In 2019, Stewart-Cousins was named to Crain's New York Business biennial list of the "Most Powerful Women in New York".[28]

In February 2021, she was presented with the Nelson A. Rockefeller Award for 2020.[29]

Personal life

At age 19, Stewart gave birth to her first child, a son.[2] In 1979, Stewart married Thomas Cousins, and the couple moved to Yonkers.[3] Stewart-Cousins has three children and four grandchildren.[30] Thomas Cousins died on November 26, 2007.[31]

Electoral history

Westchester County Legislature

Westchester County Legislature 16th District 1995 Democratic Primary[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins - -%
Democratic Herman Keith (incumbent) - -%
Total votes - 100%
Westchester County Legislature 16th District 1995 General Election[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 3,214 65.50%
Independence Andrea Stewart-Cousins 293 5.97%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins 3,507 71.47%
Liberal Herman Keith 874 17.81%
Tax Cut Now Herman Keith 526 10.72%
Total Herman Keith (incumbent) 1,400 28.53%
Total votes 4,907 100%
Democratic hold
Westchester County Legislature 16th District 1997 General Election[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 4,442 81.37%
Republican Loretta Martial 1,017 18.63%
Total votes 5,459 100%
Democratic hold
Westchester County Legislature 16th District 1999 General Election[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 2,899 71.30%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 155 3.81%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 3,054 75.11%
Republican Dhyalma Vazquez 671 16.50%
Independence Dhyalma Vazquez 219 5.39%
Conservative Dhyalma Vazquez 122 3.00%
Total Dhyalma Vazquez 1,012 24.89%
Total votes 4,066 100%
Democratic hold
Westchester County Legislature 16th District 2001 General Election[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 4,527 96.30%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 155 3.30%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 4,700 99.98%
Write-in 1 0.02%
Total votes 4,701 100%
Democratic hold
Westchester County Legislature 16th District 2003 General Election[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 4,870 56.96%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 414 4.84%
Independence Andrea Stewart-Cousins 397 4.64%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 5,681 66.44%
Republican Jeanne Vergari Martinelli 2,459 28.76%
Conservative Jeanne Vergari Martinelli 410 4.80%
Total Jeanne Vergari Martinelli 2,869 33.56%
Total votes 8,550 100%
Democratic hold
Westchester County Legislature 16th District 2005 General Election[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 5,303 69.01%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 328 4.27%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 5,631 73.28%
Republican Cicely P. Greaves-Vega 1,525 19.85%
Conservative Cicely P. Greaves-Vega 264 3.44%
Independence Cicely P. Greaves-Vega 252 3.28%
Total Cicely P. Greaves-Vega 2,041 26.56%
Write-in 12 0.16%
Total votes 7,684 100%
Democratic hold

New York State Senate

New York's 35th Senatorial District 2004 General Election[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nicholas A. Spano - -%
Conservative Nicholas A. Spano - -%
Independence Nicholas A. Spano - -%
Working Families Nicholas A. Spano - -%
Total Nicholas A. Spano (incumbent) 57,073 50.01%
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 57,055 49.99%
Total votes 114,128 100%
Republican hold
New York's 35th Senatorial District 2006 General Election[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 43,241 51.13%
Republican Nicholas A. Spano 34,261 40.51%
Independence Nicholas A. Spano 3,711 4.39%
Conservative Nicholas A. Spano 3,190 3.77%
Total Nicholas A. Spano (incumbent) 41,162 48.68%
Right to Life Francis Bowen (write-in) 140 0.17%
Constitution Delfim Heusler (write-in) 21 0.02%
Total votes 84,564 100%
Democratic gain from Republican
New York's 35th Senatorial District 2008 General Election[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 67,648 58.95%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 3,163 2.76%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 70,811 61.70%
Republican John M. Murtagh 36,739 32.01%
Independence John M. Murtagh 3,623 3.16%
Conservative John M. Murtagh 3,578 3.12%
Total John M. Murtagh 43,940 38.29%
Write-in 9 0.01%
Total votes 114,760 100%
Democratic hold
New York's 35th Senatorial District 2010 General Election[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 39,226 50.77%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 2,220 2.87%
Independence Andrea Stewart-Cousins 1,536 1.99%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 42,982 55.63%
Republican Liam McLaughlin 29,393 38.04%
Conservative Liam McLaughlin 4,867 6.30%
Total Liam McLaughlin 34,260 44.34%
Write-in 22 0.03%
Total votes 77,264 100%
Democratic hold
New York's 35th Senatorial District 2012 General Election[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 77,012 91.07%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 4,044 4.78%
Independence Andrea Stewart-Cousins 3,124 3.69%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 84,180 99.54%
Write-in 386 0.46%
Total votes 84,566 100%
Democratic hold
New York's 35th Senatorial District 2014 General Election[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 38,073 63.76%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 3,058 5.12%
Women's Equality Andrea Stewart-Cousins 1,489 2.49%
Independence Andrea Stewart-Cousins 1,242 2.08%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 43,862 73.46%
Republican Robert Lopez Foti 15,811 26.48%
Conservative Robert Lopez Foti 0 0.00%
Total Robert Lopez Foti 15,811 26.48%
Write-in 37 0.06%
Total votes 59,710 100%
Democratic hold
New York's 35th Senatorial District 2016 General Election[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 87,271 91.57%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 4,216 4.42%
Independence Andrea Stewart-Cousins 2,178 2.29%
Women's Equality Andrea Stewart-Cousins 1,199 1.26%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 94,864 99.54%
Write-in 440 0.46%
Total votes 95,304 100%
Democratic hold
New York's 35th Senatorial District 2018 Democratic Primary[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 25,129 80.92%
Democratic Virginia M. Perez 5,925 19.08%
Total votes 31,054 100%
New York's 35th Senatorial District 2018 General Election[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 74,393 92.05%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 2,630 3.25%
Independence Andrea Stewart-Cousins 1,594 1.97%
Women's Equality Andrea Stewart-Cousins 885 1.10%
Reform Andrea Stewart-Cousins 572 0.71%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 80,074 99.08%
Write-in 475 0.59%
Total votes 80,819 100%
Democratic hold
New York's 35th Senatorial District 2020 General Election[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrea Stewart-Cousins 93,807 89.51%
Working Families Andrea Stewart-Cousins 10,004 9.55%
Total Andrea Stewart-Cousins (incumbent) 103,811 99.63%
Write-in 386 0.37%
Total votes 104,197 100%
Democratic hold

See also

Further reading

References

  1. ^ New York, U.S., Episcopal Diocese of New York Church Records, 1767-1970 - Ancestry.com contains the baptismal record for Andrea Alice Stewart born on 02 Sep 1950, and baptized on 10 Dec 1950 at St. Cyprians Episcopal Church in Manhattan, now part of Calvary and St. Cyprians in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
  2. ^ a b c Cioppa, Deanna (August 19, 2014). "Andrea Stewart-Cousins' Quiet Storm". Westchester Magazine. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Vincent, Isabel (January 6, 2019). "Letitia James and Stewart-Cousins talk breaking barriers". New York Post. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Eidler, Scott (November 12, 2018). "Andrea Stewart-Cousins: I'll protect suburban interests in Albany". Newsday. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  5. ^ ""Daily Voice" featured Pace University's double alumna Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Westchester in "Stewart-Cousins' Elevation As NY's First Female Majority Leader Lauded By Cuomo, Pace President" | PACE UNIVERSITY". www.pace.edu. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Coltin, Jeff (September 17, 2018). "She waited. Will good things come to Andrea Stewart-Cousins?". City & State New York.
  7. ^ "Andrea Stewart-Cousins". Westchester Magazine. November 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Samin, Suzanne (September 8, 2013). "Riverfest Celebrates 21st Birthday in Yonkers". Yonkers Daily Voice. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Santos, Fernanda (November 17, 2006). "Perseverance Pays Off for a State Senate Challenger". The New York Times. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  10. ^ Lipsitz, Raina (February 12, 2019). "Andrea Stewart-Cousins Is Albany's Best Hope". The Nation.
  11. ^ Lungariello, Mark (November 7, 2018). "Andrea Stewart-Cousins re-elected, likely to be leader of New York State Senate". LoHud.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  12. ^ Foderaro, Lisa W. (February 9, 2005). "In State Senate Marathon, Incumbent Wins". The New York Times.
  13. ^ Wilson, David McKay (April 4, 2018). "Five things to know about state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins". LoHud.com. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
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  16. ^ "How the Votes Were Cast". The New York Times. December 2, 2009.
  17. ^ Vielkind, Jimmy (May 5, 2015). "On abortion, Stewart-Cousins accuses Senate of 'slumbering'". Politico PRO.
  18. ^ Spector, Joe (April 17, 2010). "N.Y. eager for Cuomo to announce bid". LoHud.com. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
  19. ^ Paybarah, Azi (December 17, 2012). "Moving on from Sampson, State Senate Democrats elect Andrea Stewart-Cousins". Politico PRO.
  20. ^ Campbell, Colin (December 17, 2012). "Democratic Senators Embrace Andrea Stewart-Cousins as Their New Leader". Observer.com.
  21. ^ Spector, Joseph (November 26, 2018). "Andrea Stewart-Cousins makes history as first woman Senate leader". LoHud.com. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
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New York State Senate
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Member of the New York Senate
from the 35th district

2007–present
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