Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Andrea Stewart-Cousins is a New York State Senator and the first woman in New York State history to lead a conference in Albany. The Yonkers resident represents the 35th State Senate district in New York which in its present configuration includes Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarsdale and parts of Yonkers, White Plains, and New Rochelle. Prior to being elected to the New York State Senate, she was a Westchester County Legislator. She was the first African-American woman elected as a County Legislator, and the first African-American woman to preside over the New York State Senate in 2009. In 2012, her colleagues chose her to be t ... more on Wikipedia

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