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 L. Cohen
Succeeded by Michael Simanowitz
Personal details
Born (1926-05-30) May 30, 1926 (age 90)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ronald
Children Jeffrey and Lee
Residence Flushing, Queens
Alma mater Queens College (CUNY)
Profession politician
Religion Jewish

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 extended from Kew Gardens Hills, to Kew Gardens and the northern edge of Richmond Hill.


She was born on May 30, 1926.[1] She graduated B.A. from Queens College in 1978.[2][3] She is resident of the Electchester cooperative housing complex in Flushing, Queens. She married Ronald Mayersohn, and they have two children.[3]

Nettie Mayerson spent 30 years as a community activist, and was Executive Director of the New York State Crime Victims Board. She also entered politics as a Democrat. She was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1983 to 2011, sitting in the 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th, 196th, 197th, 198th and 199th New York State Legislatures. There she was one of the prime sponsors of the Baby AIDS Bill, which requires all newborns to be tested for that disease.[4] The 'Black And Latino AIDS Coalition'(BLAC) strongly supported Mayerson's 'Baby AIDS Bill' and the 'HIV Surveillance Bill'. Dennis Levy, the HIV+ African American President of the community based 'BLAC' was criticized by New York City AIDS advocates for supporting Mayerson but Levy and Mayerson became close friends. She resigned her seat on April 1, 2011, in order to spend more time with her grandchildren.[5]


  1. ^ "Asm. Nettie Mayersohn (D-NY 27th District)". Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Assembly Member Nettie Mayersohn (NY)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Nettie Mayersohn: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Bill Offered On Requiring AIDS Report by James Dao, in the New York Times on March 9, 1994
  5. ^ Chronicle of a Changing City by Corey Kilgannon, in the New York Times on April 8, 2011
New York Assembly
Preceded by
David L. Cohen
New York State Assembly
27th District

Succeeded by
Michael Simanowitz