democrats

These are the collected positions of elected Democrat lawmakers regarding the SHSAT and related proposals.

Pro-SHSAT Democrats

Democrat lawmakers who support Hecht-Calandra

First NameLast NameHouseDiscussSummary
LatriceWalkerAssemblylatrice-walkerAnother specialized high school alumni protecting the status quo they believe they're indebted to
EricAdamsMayoral Candidateeric-adamsReversed his position after his campaign funding was reportedly threatened
WilliamColtonAssemblywilliam-coltonErroneously believes more gifted and talented programs is the answer.
JohnLiuSenatejohn-liuOnce open to reform, now blocking the bill in committee
Yuh-LineNiouAssemblyyuh-line-niouInstrumental in killing the 2018 proposal
JumaaneWilliamsPublic Advocatejumaane-d-williamsWent to Specialized high school, and now has the "it worked for me, so nothing's wrong" view
AndrewGounardesSenateandrew-gounardesStrongly opposes SHSAT reform, openly for resource hoarding for his seat.
JeffreyDinowitzAssembly

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20 year Bronx Assembly member and Bronx Science Alum. Isn't concerned Bronx kids have little representation in Bronx Science.
RonKimAssembly

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Assembly Education Committee, voted against SHSAT proposal.
TobyStaviskySenate

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Senate Education Committee ranking member, Son's firm paid to lobby against SHSAT proposal