Catherine Abate

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Catherine M. Abate is a former New York State Senator.[1] A Democrat, she served two terms (1995–1999), representing a district in Manhattan. In 1998, she gave up her seat to run for New York State Attorney General. Abate lost the Democratic primary to Eliot Spitzer.

In 1992, New York City Mayor David Dinkins appointed Abate the city commissioner for the Department of Corrections.[2]


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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Manfred Ohrenstein
New York State Senate, 27th District
Succeeded by
Thomas Duane