Grace Lee


Running as Candidate for

State Assembly District 65

Party Enrolled in


Top Three Issues

  1. Economic recovery from COVID-19
  2. Affordable housing and NYCHA funding
  3. Fully funding public education

Current Occupation

Co-founder, Children First: a parent-led coalition fighting a toxic cleanup site. Mother of 3 girls.

Previous Occupation

New York Events Director, Swing Left; Founder and CEO, Nine Naturals; Equity Research Associate, JP Morgan and UBS


University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, MBA, Finance, Entrepreneurship; Columbia University - Bachelors of Arts, Economics, Philosophy

Organizational Affiliation

New York County Democratic Committee; Downtown Independent Democratic Club; President’s Circle, Planned Parenthood; Columbia University Alumni Network

Prior Public Experience

I am a community activist fighting the development of a toxic site across from 2 schools. If our electeds won’t fight for our kids, then I will.

Candidate Statement

The 65th Assembly district is a crisis. The district has some of the richest zip codes in New York City next to some of the poorest. We need an effective leader that understands economic and fiscal policy and can successfully lead the district out of this pandemic. Lower Manhattan has one of the highest concentrations of NYCHA housing. Tenant presidents are supporting me because they know I will stand up to make their voices heard at the table. Lower Manhattan was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, is vulnerable to the increasing effects of climate change, and must now recover from the effects of COVID-19, yet virtually nothing has been done in 8 years. I am running for the assembly seat to get the job done.