Nettie Mayersohn

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Nettie Mayersohn
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 27th district
In office
January 1, 1983 – April 1, 2011
Preceded by David Cohen
Succeeded by Michael Simanowitz
Personal details
Born (1926-05-30) May 30, 1926 (age 88)[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ronald[2]
Children Jeffrey and Lee[2]
Residence Flushing, Queens[3]
Alma mater Queens College (CUNY)[2]
Profession politician
Religion Jewish[2]

Nettie Mayersohn (born May 30, 1926)[1] is a former member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 27th District in Flushing, Queens. Her district extends from Kew Gardens Hills, to Kew Gardens and the northern edge of Richmond Hill.


After a 30-year history of community activism, and after serving as the Executive Director of the New York State Crime Victims Board, Mayersohn was first elected to the Assembly in November 1982[3] on the Democratic and Liberal Party tickets. She ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections.[4][5]

Mayersohn is most known for her Baby AIDS Bill, which makes all newborns be tested for that disease.[citation needed]

In April 2011, Mayersohn announced that she would be retiring from the assembly after 28 years of service, in order to spend more time with her grandchildren. She stepped down from office effective April 1, though her offices remained open until a special election on September 13 determined a successor.


Mayersohn received a B.A. degree from Queens College in 1978.[2][3] She is resident of the Electchester cooperative housing complex in Flushing, Queens. Married to Ronald Mayersohn, she has two children and four grandchildren.[3]


New York Assembly
Preceded by
David Cohen
New York State Assembly, 27th District
Succeeded by
Michael Simanowitz