Minita Sanghvi

New York State Senate, District 44

Minita will be the first out LGBTQ+ woman elected to the New York State Senate!


Minita Sanghvi is a two-term Commissioner of Finance on the Saratoga Springs City Council in NY. She moved to the US in 2001 and has an under-grad in Accounting, an MBA, and PhD. After having worked in industry, she is now a tenured business professor.

She was the first LGBTQ+ member on the Saratoga Springs City Council. Since getting into office she has funded a critical third EMS/Fire station, and a 24/7 low barrier homeless shelter. She has added more sidewalks, parks and playgrounds for the community, while maintaining AA+ credit rating for the city. Minita is now running for NY State Senate District 44. She wants to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, ensure towns get infrastructure dollars to maintain roads and bridges, and supports women’s access to health care and LGBTQ+ rights.