Kristen Browde

New York State Assembly, District 93

Spotlight Candidate

Kristen will be the first openly trans person elected in New York


Kristen Browde, a Democratic District Leader from the Town of New Castle, New York, is embarking on her second campaign for political office, seeking a seat in the New York State Assembly representing Assembly District 93. Kristen lives in Chappaqua, where she has practiced law for the past 15 years. But her story didn’t start there.

Kristen had a long career as a multiple Emmy award-winning journalist, including a seventeen-year stint as a correspondent and anchor at CBS News. During that time she also attended law school, founded her own law firm, became a Trustee of a $2.5 billion dollar pension fund, had two children and moved from New York City to Chappaqua. But almost four years ago, in an appearance at New York City’s largest media and political charity event, the Inner Circle Dinner, when Kristen came out as transgender, her visibility and activism shot to an entirely new level.

Kristen not only worked on the Clinton campaign and in the effort to overturn North Carolina’s infamous bathroom bill known as HB2, she also became first (and to this date, only) transgender person in New York State to run for office with the endorsement of a major political party. Kristen was endorsed by the Democrats, the Working Families Party, and the Women’s Equality Party.

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