Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has served as the representative for New York’s 12th congressional district since 2013, and for New York’s 14th congressional district from 1993 to 2013. The district includes most of Manhattan‘s East Side, Astoria and Long Island City in Queens, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, as well as Roosevelt Island.
Born in North Carolina, Congresswoman Maloney came to New York City in 1970. For several years she worked as a teacher and an administrator for the New York City Board of Education. In 1977, she began working for the New York State Legislature, and held senior staff positions in both the State Assembly and the State Senate.
Congresswoman Maloney served on the New York City Council from 1982 to 1992 representing New York City’s 7th Council district (where she was the first woman to give birth while in office). She first won a seat in Congress in 1992. On October 17, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose Maloney to become acting chair of the House Oversight Committee after the death of Elijah Cummings. Congresswoman Maloney joined the Congressional Freethought Caucus in February, 2022 thanks in to a member of the American Humanist Association reaching out and asking her to join the caucus.