Aurelia Greene

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Aurelia Greene (born October 26, 1934) represented District 77 in the New York State Assembly, which comprises the Highbridge, Morrisania, and Morris Heights sections of The Bronx. She had been representing her district since 1982. She resigned in April 2009 to become Deputy Bronx Borough President.

In the Assembly[edit]

She was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1982 to 2009, sitting in the 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th, 196th, 197th and 198th New York State Legislatures.

Some of her positions within the Assembly included Deputy Majority Leader and Chairwoman of the Assembly Committee on Banks. She was also once the Chairwoman of the Standing Committee on Consumer Affairs & Protection and Subcommittee on Adult Education. She was the Speaker Pro Tempore and the Ranking Member of both the Education Committee and Chairwoman of the Assembly's Bronx delegation. In 2007 she broke with her party and voted against marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

Greene has voted that illegal aliens should be given drivers licenses. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Greene graduated from Central Commercial High School

In March 1990, Greene, along with her husband and a former Bronx school superintendent, were acquitted of criminal charges "stemming from the removal of a baby grand piano" from a public school adjacent to the house of the Greene family in 1983.[2]

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Charles R. Johnson
New York State Assembly
76th District

1982–1992
Succeeded by
Peter Rivera
Preceded by
Roberto Ramirez
New York State Assembly
77th District

1993–2009
Succeeded by
Vanessa Gibson