Chris (Chris) Burdick (D-SH093)
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Albany, NY 12248

District Office:
100 South Bedford Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Illyria   DOB: 9/1/1951
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSubcommittee on Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
MemberAssembly Committee on Veterans' Affairs
MemberAssembly Committee on Correction
MemberAssembly Committee on People with Disabilities
MemberAssembly Committee on Banks
MemberAssembly Committee on Environmental Conservation
MemberAssembly Committee on Housing
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Chris joined the NYS Assembly in January 2021, having previously served for seven years as Bedford Town Supervisor through December 2020. In that role and working with the Bedford Town Board, Chris delivered on critical issues for his community, particularly in the areas of combatting the climate crisis, clean water infrastructure, affordable housing and immigrant protection. The climate crisis has always been one of Chris' top priorities. Partnering with Bedford 2020, Bedford reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 44%, achieving that goal a year earlier than planned. As one of the first chairs of Sustainable Westchester, Chris helped launch Community Choice Aggregation to promote renewably sourced electricity for Westchester County.

Chris also saw the critical need for sewers in certain hamlets of Bedford, as septic failures threatened both water quality and business development. In order to make the expensive sewer project a reality, Chris secured 95% of the necessary funding from New York State, New York City and Westchester County.

In 2015, Chris partnered with Bedford's Antioch Baptist Church to convert its vacant former church building into affordable housing. Although told it would be impossible to meet the necessary funding deadline, Chris recognized the importance of this project and convened 40 morning meetings with his team to get it done.

In 2017, recognizing the moral obligation to protect the immigrant community, Chris worked with the faith-based community, education leaders, and local law enforcement to craft one of the strongest immigrant protection policies in Westchester County. Since then, under Chris' leadership, Bedford also passed resolutions against Anti-Semitism and in support of Black Lives.

Chris was born in New Jersey and moved to Bedford in 1992, where he lives with his wife Illyria. They have three children and a granddaughter.

Chris earned his B.A. in Economics and History from the University of California at Berkeley, his M.A. in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, and his J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law. Prior to becoming the full-time Supervisor of the Town of Bedford, he had served as senior underwriting counsel for Stewart Title Insurance Company.