Marc Cohen is running for the New York State Assembly because he believes the people of the 146th District deserve effective representation in Albany. Amherst and Pendleton residents need a voice in Albany to stand up for working people, for families, for people with disabilities, for the LGBTQ+ community, for the environment, for jobs, and for social justice. His track record proves his ability, and your support can help to make it a reality.
Marc was born and raised in Amherst, New York. His start to politics came at 13 when he first started going door-to-door and making phone calls for candidates he believed in. As he grew in Western New York, so too did his community involvement. Marc has served on the Amherst Youth Board, the Amherst Youth Consortium, and was president of the Amherst Youth Court. He currently serves on the Open Government Advisory Board and as a member of the Amherst and Erie County Democratic Committees.
For the last two years Marc has been one of 16 voting members on the SUNY Board of Trustees, the governing board for the largest system of public higher education in the nation. Charged with representing 600,000 students across SUNY's 64 campuses, he has been an outspoken advocate for environmental sustainability initiatives, college affordability, campus safety, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and support for DREAMers (DACA recipients). Marc is on the record supporting labor and has worked to build a strong relationship between student leaders and NYSUT/UUP. He is also responsible for helping to guide the system's $13.3 Billion budget.