Carmen (Carmen) N. De La Rosa (D-072)

State Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa

Carmen (Carmen) N. De La Rosa (D-072)
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Capitol: 518.455.5807
FAX: 518.455.4908
District: 212.544.2278
State Assembly Member
Room 538 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
210 Sherman Avenue
New York, NY 10034
Residence:New York City, NY

Committee Assignments


NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa is a career public servant and a resident of Inwood in Northern Manhattan, who is deeply committed to serving her community. She was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the Inwood section of New York City as a young child. She was proud to be the first one in her immediate family to graduate from college, receiving a degree in Political Science and a certification in Peace and Justice Studies from Fordham University. In 2007, she began her career working for NYS Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell, where her passion for government and politics was sparked. She learned the functions of a State Assembly office while working with communities on the Upper West Side to improve the quality of life of residents, fighting co-locations in local public schools and preserving affordable housing. After rising through the ranks in state and local government, Carmen was appointed Chief of Staff to NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez in 2014, representing the communities of Inwood, Washington Heights and Marble Hill. Through her work, Carmen gained a firm understanding of the true needs of the uptown community and how to address these, through legislative action, smart and progressive budgeting process, fierce advocacy efforts, and community organizing. In November 2016, Carmen was elected to the NYS Assembly, becoming the second woman to ever represent the 72nd Assembly District. Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa currently serves on the Banking, Corrections, Corporations, Authorities & Commissions, Housing, and Mental Health Committees. She also is a proud member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus, Legislative Women's Caucus, and the Puerto Rican / Hispanic Task-Force. In January 2018, Speaker Carl Heastie appointed Assemblywoman De La Rosa Chair of the Subcommittee on Infrastructure. The same year, Speaker Heastie appointed Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa to serve as a member of a special task force convened with the purpose of creating anti-sexual harassment legislation for New York State. In her first term in office, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, has become known and respected as a fierce advocate for immigrants' rights; Sponsoring the NYS DREAM ACT and ushering its passage in the Assembly in February 2018. She has used her voice to demand criminal justice reform, the strengthening of rent stabilization laws that protect and prioritize low-income tenants, stood firmly for women's rights and equality, and has been a leading voice in the development of policies around Mental Health services for minority communities and suicide prevention. Carmen is passionate about using government as a tool for social change and a vehicle to empower and support communities. A lifelong resident of Inwood, Carmen resides on the same street she was raised, with her husband Jose and daughter, Mia. She looks forward to continuing to serve and bringing about progressive changes in the New York State Legislature for the community she so deeply loves and genuinely cares.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Jose   DOB: 12/25/1985
Counties Representing
New York City