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New York, Nov 4 Canadian-Media): 38-year old Indian-American lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, the Democrat, and former New York state government official, became the first South Asian woman to be elected to the New York State Assembly after she overcame her Republican rival Giovanni Perna. media reports said.
Jenifer Rajkumar. Image credit: Twitter handle
Educated from Stanford, Rajkumar, a prominent immigrant rights advocate, and a professor at the City University of New York, will represent 38th Assembly district of York City in the New York State Assembly, which includes Woodhaven, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Glendale.
The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York state legislature, while the upper house represents the state Senate.
The assembly consists of 150 seats, and assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.