Lauren Trapanotto is the Democratic State Committeewoman for NY's 76th Assembly District (the Yorkville and Lenox Hill areas of Manhattan's Upper East Side, as well as Roosevelt Island) representing the Democrats of the district to the State Party. Lauren challenged the longtime incumbent on a Platform for Reform, and was elected in the September 2018 Democratic Primary receiving 55% of the vote. Read more about the election results HERE.
I'm Lauren Trapanotto, and I am honored to be your Democratic State Committeewoman.
Galvanized by the 2016 Presidential Election, I turned my fear into fight and decided to run for office. Read more about what inspired me to run HERE.
I believe that our Party has failed to live up to its values and that Democratic voters are taken advantage of by politicians who know that progressives have few other options on election day. As your State Committeewoman, I will be our community's advocate, working hard to break the hold establishment figures have and pushing the Party to take a stronger stance against bad actors in Albany. Last year, as part of a grassroots effort to break insiders’ hold on the Democratic Party, I became a member of the Democratic County Committee. There I helped kick off a broad reform movement to open up the Party and limit the role of lobbyists and consultants in the leadership. I intend to continue that work at the State level, as the State Committee has the potential to meaningfully shape the political landscape here in New York for the better.
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I currently serve on the Executive Board of and I am proud to be supported by the Four Freedoms Democratic Club, which has been at the forefront of the movement to clean up our Party and is engaging progressive activists right here in the 76th AD. I am a lifelong Democrat and activist dedicated to progressive causes and giving back to our community. I have volunteered with NOW and NARAL Pro-Choice, volunteered on local campaigns, assisted with Get Out The Vote efforts, helped canvass in nearby swing districts, and in the past, I organized relief efforts for Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.
I was born in Brooklyn, where most of my family still resides. I was raised in Staten Island and New Jersey, and I have proudly called Manhattan and the Upper East Side my home for the majority of my adult life. I graduated summa cum laude from Pace University in Lower Manhattan in 2011 where I studied Business Economics and French. During my time at Pace, I established student women’s organizations and activism groups and also founded and served as the first President of the governing body for the residence halls. I have since spent my career in sales and account management within the finance and technology sectors.