Linda Rosenthal

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Linda Rosenthal
Linda B. Rosenthal.jpg
Rosenthal in 2011
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 67th district
Assumed office
February 28, 2006
Preceded by Scott Stringer
Personal details
Born (1968-11-02) November 2, 1968 (age 48)[1]
New York City[1]
Political party Democratic
Residence Upper West Side, Manhattan[2]
Alma mater University of Rochester[2]
Profession Politician
Religion Judaism[1]
Website Official website

Linda B. Rosenthal (born November 2, 1968)[1] represents District 67 as a Democrat in the New York State Assembly, which includes parts of Manhattan's Upper West Side and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen neighborhoods.[3]

Early life[edit]

Rosenthal earned a B.A. degree in History from the University of Rochester[2] in 1980.[1]

Career[edit]

Rosenthal served as Manhattan District Director and Director of Special Projects to US Congressman (for New York's 10th congressional district) Jerry Nadler for 13 years.[3][4]

Rosenthal was elected to the New York State Assembly in a February 2006 special election between four candidates to replace Scott Stringer, who left the Assembly to become Manhattan Borough President.[4][5][6] Rosenthal won the November 2008 general election with 84.7 percent of the vote,[7] and ran uncontested in the November 2010 general election.[8]

In the Assembly, Rosenthal sits on the Housing, Energy, Agriculture, Corporations, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committees.[9] In 2006, the New York State Legislature passed Assemblymember Rosenthal's landmark legislation allowing court orders of protection to be extended to companion animals; it has also passed laws she proposed requiring applicants of public assistance to be provided with resources for victims of sexual assault, allowing for same-sex couples to adopt non-biological children; and prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.[3]

In May 2015, fellow Manhattan Democrat Richard N. Gottfried tried to curb a bill introduced by Rosenthal that would allow customers to bring their dogs to outdoor restaurants, because Gottfried was afraid larger breeds would be able to grab food from tabletops.[10][11] Gottfried said: "Some dogs are tall enough that all they would have to do is turn their heads and they would be eating off people’s plates."[10] A similar bill that passed in California has not resulted in any problems, and the practice is also legal in Israel and some European countries, and common in Europe and in Los Angeles.[10][11][12] The bill passed the Senate in May 2015 by a 60-0 vote.[10][11][13] In March 2016, follows the State Legislature’s passage of her bill, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an advisory allowing dogs to accompany human diners at restaurants that have outdoor seating, joining service dogs which were already allowed in virtually all situations.[12][13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Rosenthal resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.[2]

Election results[edit]

Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 5,694
Charles A. Simon (WSP) ... 2,254
Emily A. Csendes (REP) ... 875
Michael Lupinacci (INDNLP) ... 603
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 33,909
Theodore Howard (REP) ... 4,469
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 46,780
Eleanor Friedman (REP) ... 8,825
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 32,283
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 43,196
Theodore Howard (GRE) ... 2,300
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEMWOR) ... 23,576

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (NY)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Assembly District 67, Linda B. Rosenthal: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c [1]
  4. ^ a b [2]
  5. ^ Berman, Russell (January 24, 2006). "Upper West Side Assembly Seat Race Heads for Showdown". New York Sun. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ Berkey-Gerard, Mark; Brustein, Joshua (February 17, 2006). "Not-So-Special Elections". Gotham Gazette. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ a b c d "Lawmaker thinks dogs at cafes will eat everyone's food". New York Post. 
  11. ^ a b c Devra Ferst. "Not Everyone Is Happy About a New Bill Welcoming Dogs to Al Fresco Dining Spots – Eater NY". Eater NY. 
  12. ^ a b [4]
  13. ^ a b [5]
  14. ^ [6]
  15. ^ "Special Election Results, 67th Assembly District: February 28, 2006" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2006. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  16. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 7, 2006" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 14, 2006. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  17. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 4, 2008" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 4, 2008. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  18. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  19. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2012" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  20. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2014" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 

External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Scott Stringer
New York State Assembly, 67th District
2006–present
Incumbent