Just three weeks ago, local Rye resident and chair of the Rye City Democratic Committee Meg Cameron announced she is running against Otis in the Democratic primary on June 23rd. According to her campaign bio, Cameron has been an executive member of the board of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic for nine years.
The details supplied by the Otis campaign follow.
“Steve Otis Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes
Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-WFP-IND-Rye) has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes for re-election to the State Assembly for the 91st Assembly District.
“Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes is proud to endorse Steve Otis, who is a long-time champion for reproductive health and rights in both Westchester and Albany. Assemblymember Otis was a co-sponsor of the Reproductive Health Act, the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act, and the Boss Bill – all of which work to prioritize reproductive health care and access for New Yorkers.” – Robin Chappelle Golston, Chair, Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC
Assemblyman Otis stated, “The important work of protecting the health care needs of women, reproductive rights and personal freedom continues as new threats come from Washington and the federal courts. I have worked on these issues for decades and thank Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes for their endorsement in this this year’s election.”
In addition to key bill sponsorships the Assemblyman is an advocate for family planning funding in the state budget and is a member of the NYS Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus (BPCLC).
The Assemblyman has been an active supporter of these issues for many years. Before election to the Assembly Otis served as Counsel and Chief of Staff for State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer and worked closely with the Senator on issues relating to reproductive freedom, state funding for women’s health services and on women’s issues generally through the NYS Senate Democratic Task Force on Women’s Issues. He has marched and demonstrated for women’s issues in Westchester, New York City and Washington D.C. Steve works closely with the pro-choice community in Westchester County.
Assemblyman Otis is running for re-election as Assemblyman for the 91st District which Includes Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook.”