Lisa Hofflich came to the United States as a refugee when she was three-years old, fleeing the fall of Saigon with her parents, and with her husband, she has been raising their five, bi-racial, Jewish children in the district for the last 22 years. It was the commitment to community and helping others that brought Lisa's parents to the U.S., and it is commitment to community and her family that drives Lisa's run for New York State Senate today.
Lisa has dedicated her life to public service for all New Yorkers, working in the United States Senate for Kirsten Gillibrand and in the New York State Assembly for Amy Paulin and Sandy Galef. She is the only candidate with experience in both federal and state government, providing constituent services, drafting bills, and whipping votes to get those bills passed. She was a member of the founding coalitions spearheading advocacy for the passage of landmark state laws, including the “Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act”, the “Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act”, and the “Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.” A highlight of her work was the passage of the bill known as "Walking While Trans" bill, which she drafted as a love letter to her daughter.
Lisa reactivated and led the Westchester Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), served on the Executive Committee for NOW New York State, the Board of Directors of the NOW-NYC, and chaired the NOW New York State LGBTQ Task Force. From 2007 to 2015, Lisa was a board member and co-chaired the New York State Public Affairs Committee of the Junior Leagues, a coalition of Junior Leagues representing over 8,000 women throughout the state.
Lisa was named one of the New York State Senate’s 2021 Women of Distinction, New York State’s New Abolitionists by the New York State Anti-trafficking Coalition, and honored as a “Mover and Shaker” by the YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester. She is a former president of the Junior League of Bronxville and served on the boards of the Pelham Art Center, the Bartow-Pell Conservancy in the Bronx, and the Pennington School PTA. She is a fellow of the United Nations Association of New York’s Worldview Institute and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from New York University.
Over 22 years, raising her family has brought Lisa to every corner of the district, attending CSAIR, and as part of the SAR and Kinneret Day School communities. From the offices of the U.S. Senate and the New York State Assembly, Lisa has build personal relationships through providing constituent services and advocating for legislation to support those constituents, and earlier when she built coalitions of hundreds of organizations and thousands of New Yorkers statewide. As your State Senator, she will use all of her experience, expertise, and passion to make sure that the Bronx and Westchester are championed in Albany, and all New Yorkers can make the best choices for their families.