Indian-origin Jennifer Prince has become the first South Asian woman to be elected to the New York State Assembly.
US Election Results 2020: Indian-origin Jennifer Rajkumar (Jenifer Rajkumar) has become the first South Asian woman to be elected to the New York State Assembly. Democrat Jennifer Prince has defeated her Republican rival Giovanni Perna.
- Last Updated:November 4, 2020, 5:27 PM IST
Known for fighting for the rights of immigrants
Jennifer Prince is educated at Stanford University and a lawyer who struggles for the rights of immigrants. She will represent New York City in the New York State Assembly. She will represent the 38th Assembly District which includes Woodhain, Ridwood, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Glendale. The lower house of the New York state legislature is the New York State Assembly and the State Senate is the upper house. There are 150 seats in the assembly. The term of service of the members of the assembly is two years without term limit.
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Jennifer is also a professor at the University of New York
Prince is also a professor at the City University of New York. She has also been a former New York State government official. According to her profile on her website, Prince has worked in the public service from the beginning. Her profile states that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave her a chance to address immigration cases in New York State. Director and Special Counsel was appointed. His parents emigrated to America from India and settled in Queens near New York.
They work for victims of domestic violence
Sanctuary for Families is one of the largest providers of free legal services in the United States. It is a premier organization providing legal aid to abused women and Jennifer serves as a member of the Rajkumar Legal Advisory Council. Provides legal assistance to people in cases related to domestic violence, sex trafficking and gender based violence.
Jennifer Rajkumar has given statements on public interest laws and policies in prestigious institutions like Tanford Law School, CUNY Law School and Harvard Law School. In 2015 and 2016, Rajkumar was selected in the New York-Metro Rising Stars list of super lawyers. This recognition is not given to more than 2.5 percent of New York lawyers.