NY State of Politics: SUNY SA President Running for Assembly



It didn’t take long for the president of the State University of New York Student Assembly to officially enter the political arena. Marc Cohen plans on receiving his Masters Degree in Public Affairs from SUNY Albany this year, he’s also running for state Assembly this fall.

Cohen, who also is a SUNY trustee and a former officer for the College Democrats of America, is challenging Republican Ray Walter in the 146th District. Cohen said the district needs new and progressive leadership.

“For too long we have lacked a strong, active voice in the Capitol. We need someone who isn’t afraid to stand up for improving our schools, protecting our environment, strengthening our economy, and repairing our infrastructure,” he said.
Cohen was also named the American Israel Public Affairs Committee “Ally of the Year.” He is the son of prominent Buffalo attorney Steven Cohen.

Walter was first elected in 2011 and has successfully defended his seat on several occasions. He continues to actively campaign and recently hosted a St. Patrick’s Day themed fundraiser

Source: NY State of Politics