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Liz Krueger's Biography


Contact Information

172 State Street
Capitol Building, Room 416 CAP
Albany, NY 12247

211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10017

Full Name:

Liz Krueger




Husband: John

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Ridgewood, NJ

Home City:

New York, NY



MA, Public Policy, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 1979-1981

BS, Social Policy/Human Development, Northwestern University, 1975-1979

Senator, New York State Senate, 2002-present

Candidate, New York State Senate, District 28, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Candidate, New York State Senate, District 26, 2000

Former Member, Codes Committee, New York State Senate

Former Member, Elections Committee, New York State Senate

Former Member, Higher Education Committee, New York State Senate

Former Member, Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee, New York State Senate

Former Member, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, New York State Senate

Former Chair, Minority Task Force on Legislative and Budgetary Reform, New York State Senate

Former Member, Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Committee, New York State Senate

Founding Director, New York City Food Bank

Associate Director, Community Food Resource Center, 1986-2000

Consultant to the Board of Directors, Food for Survival, 1983-1986

Special Project Coordinator, Greater Cleveland Community Food Bank, 1981-1983

Researcher, Children's Policy Research Project, University of Chicago, 1980-1981

Former Co-Chair, Manhattan Borough President's Task Force on Education, Employment and Welfare

Board Chair, New York City Coalition Against Hunger

Former Board Member, New York City Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Food and Shelter Program, United Way

Former Member, New York City Medicaid Managed Care Task Force

Chair, New York Human Resources Administration Income Support Advisory Council

Board Member, City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court, 1995-2000

Grants Advisor, Mazon-A Jewish Response to Hunger, 1996-2000

Chair, New York City Food Stamp Task Force, 1989-2000

Co-Facilitator, New York City Welfare Reform Network, 1994-2000


Awards - Partial List:
Family Planning Advocates, Margaret P. Sanger Award
Eviction Prevention Services, Gloria Millikin Award
New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition, Gold Standard Award
National Committee for the Furtherence of Jewish Education, State Service Award
Emily's List, Leaders for Change
Turkish Cultural Center, Zubeyde Hanim Award
Historic Districts Council, Friends in High Places

Special Recognition - Partial List:
Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats
Community Free Democrats
Chelsea Reform Democrats
Welfare Reform Network
Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Committe
NYC Americans for Democratic Action, Perfect Legislative Score

Spouse's Occupation:

Professor of Urban Planning and Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center and Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.