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Preceded by  David L. Cohen
Alma mater  Queens College (CUNY)
Party  Democratic Party
Children  Jeffrey and Lee
Spouse  Ronald Mayersohn
Political party  Democratic
Name  Nettie Mayersohn
Succeeded by  Michael Simanowitz
Profession  politician

Nettie Mayersohn Queens Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn Retiring Special Election On
Born  May 30, 1926 (age 89) (1926-05-30)
Education  Queens College, City University of New York
Residence  Flushing, New York City, New York, United States

Nettie Mayersohn (born May 30, 1926) is a former member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 27th District in Flushing, Queens. Her district extended from Kew Gardens Hills, to Kew Gardens and the northern edge of Richmond Hill.

Biography

She was born on May 30, 1926. She graduated B.A. from Queens College in 1978. She is resident of the Electchester cooperative housing complex in Flushing, Queens. She married Ronald Mayersohn, and they have two children.

Mayersohn spent 30 years as a community activist, and was Executive Director of the New York State Crime Victims Board. She is a Democrat. She was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1983 to 2011, sitting in the 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th, 196th, 197th, 198th, and 199th New York State Legislatures, where she was a prime sponsor of the Baby AIDS Bill, which requires all newborns to be tested for that disease. The "Black And Latino AIDS Coalition" (BLAC) strongly supported Mayersohn's "Baby AIDS Bill" and the "HIV Surveillance Bill". Dennis Levy, the HIV+ African American President of the community-based "BLAC", was criticized by New York City AIDS advocates for supporting Mayersohn but the two became close friends. She resigned her seat on April 1, 2011, reportedly to spend more time with her grandchildren.

References

Nettie Mayersohn Wikipedia


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