Leadership Profile: Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner

Since 2014, Carrie Woerner has represented the 113th Assembly District in the New York State Assembly, including portions of Saratoga and Washington counties. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and Santa Clara University, she spent 30 years in the software industry before running for the State Assembly.

During her career prior to running for the Assembly, Ms. Woerner worked at firms such as Dell/Perot Systems and IBM before moving to Saratoga Springs to establish MeetMax Conference Software, a division of The Wall Street Transcript, where she served as the Vice president and General Manager. From 2002-2008, she also served as the Executive Director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, an organization whose mission is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the architectural and cultural heritage of Saratoga Springs. In this role she expanded membership and donations, helped secure grant funds to restore historic buildings in the Beekman Street Arts District, and published a walking tour guidebook. Each summer, the Foundation hosts walking tours throughout the City where you can catch the Assemblywoman guiding visitors throughout the historic Franklin Square neighborhood.

While excited by the opportunities the Preservation Foundation provided, Ms. Woerner was encouraged to run for public office. In 2008, she ran and was elected to a position as a Trustee for the Village of Round Lake. As a Trustee she was re-elected in 2010, 2012, and 2014 and helped with preservation efforts to restore the Round Lake Auditorium and its Organ, which is now registered as a National Historic Landmark.

First elected to the NYS Assembly in 2014, Assemblywoman Woerner has authored numerous pieces of legislation, 38 of which have been enacted into law. A member of the Agriculture, Local Governments, Racing and Wagering, Small Business, Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development, Rural Resources committees and chair of the subcommittee on Agricultural Production & Technology, Assemblywoman Woerner is known for her efforts to promote agriculture, tourism, and local business interests in the 113th Assembly District.

Most recently, the Assemblywoman has been the prime sponsor on legislation looking to amend the environmental conservation law to require the development of a low carbon fuel standard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. With this legislation, commonly referred to as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), companies are encouraged to use low carbon fuels in their transport vehicles; when using these low carbon fuels companies earn a credit incentivizing them to stay within the standards or buy credits from companies who stayed within thelimits. With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act in 2019, the further passage of LCFS will prove New York is leading the nation in productive, pragmatic policies which directly combat the effects of global warming.

Furthermore, the mission Assemblywoman Woerner worked towards at the Saratoga Preservation Foundation has led her to protect other valuable, historic properties within the 113th Assembly District. In Washington County, the childhood home of Susan B. Anthony has been in desperate need of renovations for years. Thanks to the Assemblywoman’s leadership and partnership with Senator Betty Little, funding has been secured to renovate and save this building which has deep ties both to the Washington County community and the women’s suffrage movement in New York State.

For further information on Assemblywoman Woerner, please visit her website at https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Carrie-Woerner or contact the Assemblywoman’s office at 518-584-5493.