The Daily News: First Dominican in NY State Assembly, ready to legislate,
New York.- Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa made history and now she’s ready to legislate in the New York state Assembly, The Daily News reports.
“I’m heading to Albany tomorrow,” Rosa said on Monday.
The Daily News notes that Rosa, the first woman of Dominican descent elected to serve in the New York state Assembly, was officially sworn in at Public School 48 in Washington Heights on Sunday.
“This is a huge honor and a huge responsibility,” said Rosa, 46, who represents the 72nd District, which covers Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill.
She takes over the seat vacated by Assemblyman Guillermo Linares, who mounted an unsuccessful run against state senator Adriano Espaillat.
Rosa narrowly defeated Linares’ daughter, Mayra, in the September primary in the overwhelmingly Democratic district.
“It was a door that was closed for a long time,” she said, adding that she is committed to working with other uptown leaders including Espaillat and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.