About Julia Salazar
Chair of Committee on Women's Health
"State Senator Julia Salazar represents New York's 18th State Senate District, including the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Cypress Hills, Greenpoint and Williamsburg, as well as part of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville and East New York. Upon her election in 2018, she became the youngest woman to be elected in the history of the New York State Senate.
Senator Salazar previously worked as a community organizer in the neighborhoods she represents and across NYC. She began her advocacy during her time as a college student at Columbia University, where she advocated for the rights of fellow tenants and service industry workers. She worked for United Auto Workers Local 2110 to support Barnard College adjunct faculty workers in the campaign for their historic first contract. Until her election to the State Senate, Senator Salazar served as a community organizer for Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, working within city-and-state-wide coalitions to advance criminal legal reform and police accountability legislation.
She is also an active member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), UAW-NWU Local 1981, and the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America."