On January 28, I was named as the Ranking Democratic member of both the New York State Senate Consumer Protection Committee and the Investigations and Government Operations Committee. I am honored that Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has placed her trust in me to be the consumer and state watchdog in the State Senate. I was also appointed to the Codes; Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Park and Recreation; and Judiciary committees. These assignments reflect my background as a nonprofit lawyer and community activist and the importance of art, cultural affairs and open space in my district. In addition, I am a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, which is significant since my district has more NYC Public Library branches than any other, as well the headquarters of the main library branch. I am excited to get to work on all of the matters these committees address.