Pelham Dems Endorse
Lisa Hofflich for State Senate

Lisa Hofflich, Democratic candidate for State Senate, has been overwhelmingly endorsed by the Pelham Democratic Committee. At their last meeting, the committee voted to back Hofflich’s campaign, citing her deep experience in government and longtime service to the community. 

“Lisa has been a champion for progressive values through her entire career. Her focus on issues like lowering crime, improving public education and building a stronger economy are directly aligned with the needs of this district. Plus her experience as a working mom and high level public servant will make her an effective leader in Albany. The Pelham Dems are proud to endorse Lisa Hofflich for State Senate,” said Marin Zielenski, Chair of the Pelham Democratic Committee. 


“I am honored to earn the endorsement from the Pelham Dems and will always stand with them to strengthen our communities. Voters need a leader with the experience to make an impact on day one and a personal understanding of the struggles of every day families. That’s what I bring to the table. I have spent my career fighting for the people of this community and will continue to do so when I’m elected State Senator,” said Lisa Hofflich. 


Hofflich, 49, has had a life-long career in public service. She recently served as Lower Hudson Valley Regional Director and Special Advisor for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on issues related to the Asian American Pacific Islander community and human trafficking. She’s Chair of the Westchester Asian American Democratic committee.


Prior to her role in the U.S. Senate, Hofflich served as Legislative Advisor to New York State Assembly members Amy Paulin and Sandy Galef where she was instrumental in writing and pushing key legislation that led to the passage of “Walking While Trans,” “End Child Sex Trafficking,” banning salary history questions in job interviews, strengthening New York’s response to human trafficking, and ending child marriage, among almost two dozen other laws.


A fellow of the United Nations Association of New York’s Worldview Institute, Hofflich was a founding coalitions member spearheading 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. She also reactivated and led the Westchester Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), served on the Executive Committee for NOW New York State and chaired the NOW New York State LGBTQ Task Force. Lisa is also a former board member and co-chaired the New York State Public Affairs Committee of the Junior Leagues. 


Hofflich was three years old when she and her parents made a harrowing escape from Vietnam to the United States during the fall of Saigon. Her father was a lieutenant in the South Vietnamese Air Force before his helicopter was shot down by enemy fire. As refugees, the Do family were resettled in North Dakota where Hofflich’s father worked as a supermarket stocker, restaurant cook and diesel mechanic. The family moved across the country out West where Hofflich spent the rest of her childhood before leaving home at age 17 to attend New York University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and worked as an investigative television news producer for CNBC, WNBC, and Consumer Reports, and an assignment editor for the nationally syndicated show EXTRA.


Hofflich resides in the Fleetwood neighborhood of Mount Vernon where she has lived 22 years with her husband and their five children who have attended Jewish day schools in Riverdale. The family belongs to CSAIR Synagogue.


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