Brad (Brad) Hoylman (D-47)

State Senator Brad Hoylman

Brad (Brad) Hoylman (D-47)
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Capitol: 518.455.2451
FAX: 518.426.6846
District: 212.633.8052
Room 310 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
322 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Residence:Manhattan, NY

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Elected to the State Senate in 2012, Brad chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and represents New York's 27th State Senate District, which covers much of lower and midtown Manhattan. Brad champions a wide range of issues, such as housing, transportation, public education, environmental conservation and seniors. He has passed over 100 bills and counting in the Senate, including the Child Victims Act, which enabled adult survivors of child sexual abuse to revive legal claims against their abusers; the TRUST Act, which permitted Congress to review the state taxes of elected officials like Donald Trump; GENDA, which extended human rights protections to transgender New Yorkers; and banning the practice of sexual orientation change efforts, or so-called "conversion therapy." Brad is a longtime grassroots activist, serving previously as a Democratic District Leader and three-term chair of Manhattan Community Board 2. He is the past president of the Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats and a former board member of Tenants & Neighbors and Citizen Action. Raised in rural West Virginia, Brad graduated from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar, and Harvard Law School. Before being elected to the Senate, he practiced law in the private and non-profit sectors. Senator Hoylman and his husband David are the parents of two young daughters, Silvia and Lucy. The family are members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the LGBTQ synagogue. If re-elected, Brad will continue as the only out LGBTQ Senator in Manhattan.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: David Sigal   DOB: 10/27/1965
Counties Representing
St. Lawrence