New York's youngest assemblywoman, campaign manager showcase winning strategies for women in politics

VANCOUVER—More women need to run for – and win  – elected office, says New York State’s youngest assemblywoman Nily Rozic. She is in Vancouver with her campaign manager, Sally Frank, to speak at a special event showcasing the front and back room of a progressive political victory in New York City.

Off the Sidelines: Elected Women and the Women Who Get Them Elected is being co-hosted by the Broadbent Institute and FrontRunner, a campaign school for young women.

“As a national organization committed to furthering progressive politics in Canada, this is a great opportunity to hear from two women doing just that in New York City," said Mira Oreck, Broadbent Institute Director of Strategic Partnerships. "There is much to gain from showcasing models of democratic engagement from other cities, especially if it can motivate more women to run for elected office or help get them elected."

The 7 pm PST event at CityStudio, an event partner, will include remarks from FrontRunner founder Lyndsay Poaps.

“We know that offering role models of women in politics – both as candidates and strategists – is the best way to demystify political culture and encourage young women to engage. FrontRunner is pleased to partner with the Broadbent Institute for this unique opportunity,” said Poaps.

Biographies for Nily Rozic and Sally Frank can be seen below. 


For more information, please contact:

Mira Oreck, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Broadbent Institute
778-999-3420 or moreck [at] broadbentinstitute [dot] ca

About Nily Rozic:

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic represents New York’s 25th District, which spans the northeast portion of Queens, NY. Upon her election in 2012, Assemblywoman Rozic became the youngest woman in the state legislature and the first woman ever to represent the 25th District.

Nily was born in Jerusalem and raised in Queens, where she dedicated herself to public service at an early age. Prior to her election, she was Chief of Staff to Assembly member Brian Kavanagh, a role that allowed her to help protect senior centers and programs from drastic cuts, increase parkland and open space, expand neighborhood bus service, and bring much-needed reform to Albany by pushing for the revamping of city elections and instituting of public financing for state elections. She is a graduate of New York University.

About Sally Frank:

Sally Frank is a policy analyst in the New York City Comptroller's Office. She focuses on labor, food and women's issues. She spearheaded Comptroller Stringer's recent research on workplace flexibility and the gender wage gap, in addition to other projects. Previously, she served in a variety of legislative and intergovernmental roles in local government. In 2012, she was the campaign manager for Nily Rozic's victorious campaign for New York State Assembly. 

A proud Queens native and graduate of New York's public schools, she knew she wanted to serve the public from a very early age. She attended University at Albany, SUNY, and received a BA in Public Policy and an MA in Public Administration.