Lena Cymbrowitz

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Lena Cymbrowitz
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 45th district
In office
January 1, 1999 – August 21, 2000
Preceded by Daniel Feldman
Succeeded by Steven Cymbrowitz
Personal details
Born Lena Azizo[1]
c.1957[2]
Egypt[2]
Died August 21, 2000, aged 43[2]
New York[2]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Steven Cymbrowitz[2]
Profession Politician
Religion Sephardic Jew[2]

Lena Cymbrowitz (January 1, 1957[3]–August 21, 2000) was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing Assembly District 45, which included the Brooklyn communities of Flatbush, Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach, and a portion of Brighton Beach

Cymbrowitz (née Azizo)[1] was born in Egypt and came to the United States with her parents.[2] She had a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. Prior to her election she worked in fundraising and marketing.[1]

In November 1998, she won 73 percent of the vote in a general election to replace former Assemblyman Daniel Feldman.[4] This made her the first Sephardic Jew ever elected to state office.[2]

She had two children (Jay and Jennifer) with her husband, Steven Cymbrowitz.[1] She died on August 21, 2000, after a long battle with cancer.[2]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Daniel Feldman
New York State Assembly, 45th District
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Steven Cymbrowitz

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "LENA CYMBROWITZ, Born AZIZO, Passes Away At 43". Historical Society of Jews From Egypt. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Liff, Bob (August 22, 2000). "Lena Cymbrowitz, 43". New York Daily News. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record". Genealogy Bank. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "NY Assembly 45: 1998 Race Details". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved March 23, 2011.