Welcome Letter

Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to my official New York State Assembly website!

As a lifelong resident of Queens and a dedicated public servant, I am honored to serve the communities of Woodside, Elmhurst, Maspeth, Jackson Heights, Astoria, and Middle Village in the New York State Assembly. As your Assemblymember, I am committed to being an accessible and responsive representative, and this website is designed to be a valuable resource for you.

Here, you will find details about my background, our legislative and policy priorities, contact information, and the initiatives we are working on to improve the lives of our constituents. 

I have a long history of advocacy and public service, having served as Chief of Staff for Assemblymember Brian Barnwell for over four years, where I led innovative programs such as community advisory councils, small business outreach initiatives, cultural and heritage celebrations, and a groundbreaking internship program. I have also worked within the non-profit sector, advocating for the rights of senior citizens, working in healthcare advocacy, and fighting for marginalized immigrant communities and veterans.

As the son of a single working-class mother and proud Woodsider, I understand the challenges facing our community and the importance of protecting the rights and safety of our working-class families. I look forward to advocating for our district and bringing home the vital resources that our neighbors deserve. 

Thank you for visiting our website, and please feel free to reach out to our office with any questions, comments, or concerns by calling our district office at 718-651-3185. 

Steven Raga