Deborah Glick

New York State Assembly, District 66

Deborah was the first out lesbian elected to the New York legislature!


Deborah Glick was elected as the first openly LGBTQ member of the New York State Legislature in 1990. Deborah served as chair of various committees including Social Services, and Higher Education and now is the first woman to serve as Environmental Conservation chair. In her session as chair, she got signed into law the first in the nation bill to regulate neonicotinoid-coated seeds. These pesticides are dangerous to pollinators & the bill was called the Birds & Bees Protection Act. In 2019, Deborah’s Reproductive Health Act codified Roe v Wade in New York before the Dobbs decision. Deborah holds an MBA from Fordham University and lives with her wife in the West Village.