Katherine P. Walsh
Born and raised in her district, Katherine is running for the New York State Assembly to fix the problems that have worsened over the past two decades there: economic injustice, lack of affordable housing, underfunded schools, corruption, and crumbling infrastructure. Katherine will pursue a progressive agenda for all New Yorkers, centered on workers’ rights, a true Green New Deal, universal healthcare, criminal justice reform, affordable housing, protecting immigrants, government transparency, and a taxation system where everyone pays their fair share.
Katherine is an urban planner and has spent the past ten years working with city and state governments on developing solutions to the kinds of complex problems that her community faces. She would be the first representative in the New York State legislature with experience working with local governments on climate change action. Katherine was previously a teacher; she has participated in the AmeriCorps National Service Program and was a Fulbright teaching scholar in Taiwan. Katherine is on her local community board and was elected Chair of her local Democratic County Committee party. She has launched several community organizing initiatives including efforts to stop the construction of polluting and unsafe trucking facilities in her district and a mutual aid network to provide food and essentials delivery assistance during COVID-19 to her most vulnerable neighbors.