|Jaffee in 2012|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 97th district
|Preceded by||Ryan Karben|
May 20, 1944 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Children||Marc and Allison|
|Residence||Suffern, New York|
|Alma mater||Brooklyn College
A native of Brooklyn, Jaffee earned her B.A. in Education from Brooklyn College and her M.S. in Special Education from Fordham University. She was previously a teacher at Pomona Middle School before becoming an elected official of the Rockland County Legislature in 1998.
Jaffee was first elected to the State Assembly in 2006 for a two-year term (2007–2009). She ran uncontested in the 2008 general election and won the 2010 general election with 61 percent of the vote.
She co-sponsored the bill in the New York State Assembly which increased the New York State tax on cigarettes in June 2008.
- "Assembly Member Ellen C. Jaffee (NY)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
- "Ellen Jaffee: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
- "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008.
- "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010.
- "Assembly Election Returns: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2010.
- New York State Assembly Member Website
- Official Website of Ellen Jaffee
- Assembly District 95, New York State
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