Meg Cameron Announces Campaign for State Assembly
Rye resident Meg Cameron has announced that she is running for New York State Assembly in the 91st District. The District covers the towns of Rye and Mamaroneck, including the City of the Rye, the Villages of Larchmont, Rye Brook, and Port Chester, and the eastern part of New Rochelle.
A 35-year resident of the area, Cameron said she entered the race because “The 91st District needs new, strong, principled representation.”
Cameron faces Steve Otis, another longtime Rye resident, in the Democratic primary. Otis is in his fourth term in the Assembly and served three terms as mayor of the City of Rye.
If elected, Cameron says she’ll focus on helping the District recover from the Covid-19 crisis. Also, she will work to get fair public-school funding, pass gun safety laws, fund maternal health care, promote women’s and LGBTQ rights, and implement solutions to the climate crisis.
During her six-year tenure as chair of the Rye City Democratic Committee, she has been instrumental in returning Democrats to the majority on the City Council and doubling the committee’s membership.
In her local volunteer work, she has worked with children, seniors, and immigrants. As a nine-year member of the Executive Board of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, she has worked to ensure the availability of health care, including birth control, life-saving cancer screening, and prenatal care. More recently, with her husband and son, she has been volunteering to source protective medical equipment, including intubation boxes and face shields, for use in hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. She says she intends to bring this active engagement to Albany.
“Now, more than ever, we need bold leaders who are deeply engaged in our community,” said Cameron. “A representative must know and care about the people she represents and serve as their passionate advocate. I will make sure all the District’s people have a voice in Albany.”
Originally from Brooklyn, she graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA/BA in Visual Arts and Biology and attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Sue Golding Graduate Division, where she earned a Master of Science in Immunology.
Meg Cameron and her husband Jim Glickenaus have two grown children who attended Rye City public schools.