Brad will be the first out LGBTQ Borough President in New York City history!
Elected to the State Senate in 2012, Brad chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and represents New York’s 27th State Senate District, which covers much of the heart of Manhattan. Brad champions a wide range of issues, such as housing, transportation, public education, environment and seniors. He has passed over fifty bills in the Senate, including the Child Victims Act, which enabled adult survivors of child sexual abuse to revive legal claims against their abusers; the TRUST Act, which permitted Congress to review the state taxes of elected officials like Donald Trump; GENDA, which extended human rights protections to transgender New Yorkers; and banning the practice of sexual orientation change efforts, or so-called “conversion therapy.”
Brad is a longtime grassroots activist, serving previously as a Democratic District Leader and three-term chair of Manhattan Community Board 2. He is the past president of the Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats and a former board member of Tenants & Neighbors and Citizen Action. Raised in rural West Virginia, Brad graduated from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar,
and Harvard Law School. Before being elected to the Senate, he practiced law and was general counsel of the Partnership for New York City, the city’s leading business and civic organization.
Senator Hoylman and his husband David Sigal, a filmmaker, are the parents of two young
daughters, Silvia and Lucy.