Elected to the New York State Senate in November, 2008, Daniel Squadron is serving his second term in the 25th Senatorial District. His district includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus and Columbia Waterfront, and the Manhattan neighborhoods of Tribeca, Battery Park City, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District, Little Italy, SoHo and the East Village.
In the Senate, Senator Squadron has focused on addressing neighborhood concerns in his district; rationalizing and increasing affordable housing; improving and reforming our public schools; preserving and enhancing the regional transportation infrastructure; and promoting comprehensive, community-empowering economic development across New York State. Among his legislative achievements is passage into law of his bill to allow more than $1 billion in federal funds for New York City public housing in the next 15 years, ìHayley and Diegoís Lawî to crack down on careless driving and increase pedestrian safety, and a bill to prohibit public officers from using government resources for their own, for-profit business. At the heart of these priorities is the goal of reforming the way Albany does business so that our state government can pursue the ambitious agenda that is necessary in this legislative session.
Senator Squadron is a graduate of Yale University.