State Senator-Elect Fernandez will Serve as the First Latina to Represent District 34 as State Senator

State Senator-Elect Nathalia Fernandez

After securing over 60% of the vote with 86% reporting in the Bronx and Westchester, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez was elected the next State Senator for District 34. In response, Nathalia released the following statement: 


“I’m proud to share this victory for the people of the Bronx and Westchester with our community. I’m proud of the incredible work our campaign has accomplished to elevate the voices of the people of the 34th District, and I promise to keep the people of District 34 at the focus of everything I do in the State Senate.” 


“This victory is an achievement, not just for me, but for the Latino community of Westchester. I’m proud to be the first Latina, and person of color, to represent State Senate District 34 and to lead in a way that reflects the incredibly diverse fabric of this district.”


“Now more than ever, we need legislators that are public servants first. For over ten years, I have devoted myself to serving the community and working at every level of government to find solutions for the biggest issues facing the area. Our campaign made fighting for climate resiliency, stronger local business and improved transit access a priority. We engaged directly with thousands of voters and listened to the needs of the community, reaching every neighborhood that makes up District 34. 


“This election is about so much more than one campaign, or winning one seat: it’s about keeping responsive leadership in Albany to fight for State Senate District 34. I’ve been proud to work towards that over the course of this year, and I will continue that transparent and responsive leadership as your next State Senator. This victory belongs to all of us.”