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Michelle Ostrelich for 44th State Senate District

Michelle Ostrelich was elected to the Schenectady County Legislature in 2019, where she has served as the Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. But Michelle’s commitment to the public wellbeing doesn’t stop with her time spent as a lawmaker. In 2020 she co-founded an advocacy group called the Schenectady Coalition for Healthcare Access, an organization which works to make sure the Ellis Hospital/Trinity Health merger proceeds with equity, transparency, and accountability. While in the County legislature Michelle also helped cut property taxes: property owners will pay less overall in County property taxes in 2022 than they did in 2016. The 2022 budget includes a 1 percent decrease in the County’s property tax levy while still investing in safety and infrastructure projects.

Michelle Ostrelich stands for: Reproductive Rights, Democracy, Climate, Kids and Schools, Infrastructure, Putting New Yorkers to Work, Housing for All, LGBTQ Rights, Common-Sense Gun Safety, and Healthcare for All. As a State Senator she will support investments in green energy, the expansion of New Yorkers’ access to broadband, and the implementation of Universal Health Care and Pre-K.

Michelle is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Connecticut Law School. She is a resident of Niskayuna, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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