Criminal Justice

Assemblyman Chuck Lavine's voting record demonstrates his commitment to ensuring public safety and improving the criminal justice system. His leadership on these issues is respected by all; when Chuck speaks on the subject of criminal justice, members on both sides of the aisle listen.



Assemblyman Chuck Lavine has delivered additional funding from the state to several of its school districts throughout his tenure in the Assembly to ensure families in his district have quality public schools for their children. Chuck works continually to promote equitable school funding to provide everyone with a fair starting point.


The Environment

Assemblyman Chuck Lavine understands the importance of protecting New York’s natural heritage. During his time in the State Assembly, Chuck has established an impressive voting record in support of environmental conservation efforts.


Government Reform

Since his early days in the New York State Assembly, Chuck Lavine has been a proponent of government reform. He has played a vital role as a member (now Chair) of the Ethics and Guidance Committee, introducing systemic reforms to the form and function of the New York State Assembly.



Assemblyman Chuck Lavine believes everyone should have access to affordable, high-quality health care, no matter their background.


Jobs and the Economy

Chuck Lavine believes that increased employment must be the most important factor in determining how and where New York’s economic development dollars should be invested. Our state can and will produce thousands of jobs if we reform the way we invest state economic development dollars.


LGBT Rights

Chuck Lavine is a long-time supporter of LGBT rights. Since its introduction into the Assembly in 2007, Chuck has voted in favor of same-sex marriage in the state of New York and continued to support the legislation until it was finally passed and signed into law in 2011(A 8354).


Public Safety

For more than thirty years, Assemblyman Chuck Lavine practiced complex criminal law as appointed counsel in the federal and state courts. As a member of the Assembly Codes and Judiciary Committee, Chuck puts his extensive experience to good use.


Veterans' Rights

Assemblyman Chuck Lavine believes that supporting our veterans and their families must be a policy priority in Albany, and has built a strong legislative record as an advocate for veterans’ rights.

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