|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 27th district
January 1, 1983 – April 1, 2011
|Preceded by||David Cohen|
|Succeeded by||Michael Simanowitz|
|Born||May 30, 1926|
|Children||Jeffrey and Lee|
|Alma mater||Queens College (CUNY)|
Nettie Mayersohn (born May 30, 1926) 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 on the Democratic and Liberal Party tickets. She ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections.
Mayersohn is most known for her Baby AIDS Bill, which makes all newborns be tested for that disease.
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. She is resident of the Electchester cooperative housing complex in Flushing, Queens. Married to Ronald Mayersohn, she has two children and four grandchildren.
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- "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008.
- "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010.
|New York Assembly|
|New York State Assembly, 27th District