Why is this election happening?
Former Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa resigned from this seat when she was elected to City Council District 10. This special election will fill the empty Assembly seat.
What does the New York State Assembly do?
The State Assembly is the lower chamber of the State Legislature. There are 150 members. Assembly members write and vote on legislation, approve state budgets, and uphold or override the Governors’ vetoes.
Which neighborhoods are in this district?
Assembly District 72 includes parts of Washington Heights, Hudson Heights, Fort George, and Marble Hill in Manhattan.