About Lea Webb

Chair, Women's Issues Committee

Democrat, Working Families Democrat, Working Families

District 52

Born and raised in the Southern Tier, Senator Lea Webb is a proud graduate of Binghamton public schools and a first-generation graduate of SUNY Broome and Binghamton University. At Binghamton University she earned a degree in Neuroscience. Prior to joining the Senate, Senator Webb served as a member of Binghamton City Council. She also worked as an educator at Binghamton University in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, where she developed diversity and inclusion training, research and programs for faculty, staff, and students. 

Senator Webb was elected in November of 2022 as a member of the New York State Senate. She represents residents of New York’s 52nd district, which includes Cortland County, Tompkins County and part of Broome County including the City of Binghamton.  Senator Webb is dedicated to making New York more equitable for working-families, small businesses, and ensuring that everyone has a better quality of life. 

She serves as Chair of the Senate Women’s Issues Committee and is proud to be leading the fight with her Senate colleagues to ensure that New York remains a sanctuary for reproductive freedom. In addition, she is a member of the Agriculture, Health, Higher Education, Procurement & Contracts, Mental Health, and Cities 2 committees. 

Senator Webb successfully passed legislation to establish a BIPOC task force for missing women and girls who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. She passed legislation saving the Ithaca carshare and other non-profit carshares in New York and to ban CO2 Fracking throughout the state. 

Raised in a proud union family and a union member herself, she has passed legislation supporting equal pay for women, creating a city-based human rights commission, establishing a city-wide climate action plan, and supporting small business development and job creation. 

As a life-long community organizer, Senator Webb believes deeply in expanding opportunities for civic engagement. She is a national trainer with Vote Run Lead, training thousands of women across the country on how to run for elected office. She was the Co-Chair/Co-Founder of the Black Millennial Political Convention and a Founding Board Member of Local Progress. Senator Webb was recognized by Oprah “O” Magazine as a leader of tomorrow and was honored with the President’s Award by the Broome-Tioga Branch of the NAACP for her significant contributions to her community, among other awards.

She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. 

Senator Webb is a champion for the Southern Tier in Albany. She is fighting for equitable and fair public school funding, a strong local economy, and support for our working families and small businesses.