Rodneyse Bichotte is the Assembly Member and State Committee Woman / District Leader for New York State’s 42nd Assembly District. Assemblymember Bichotte has been appointed Chair of the Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) Subcommittee. She currently serves on the following committees: Housing, Government Operations, Economic Development, Small Businesses, Banks, and Social Services.
In her first term, Assemblymember Bichotte has introduced 36 pieces of legislation, of which four became law. In addition, the Assemblymember co-sponsored 178 pieces of legislation.
Rodneyse Bichotte is the first Haitian-American woman elected into office in New York City. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rodneyse’s advocacy centers on providing resources on affordable housing and home ownership, financial literacy of her communities, public safety initiatives and better relationships with law enforcement, affordable healthcare, high-quality public and private education, and economic development, especially for individuals seeking to open small business. She has lobbied in New York City, Albany and Washington as a District Leader for affordable housing and healthcare, against cuts for special education programs, an increase the minimum wage, the passage of the Dream Act and growth in the small businesses and tech sector. In addition, Rodneyse takes an active role in bettering her community through her on-the-ground work with organizations such as the Haitian American Caucus and Habitat for Humanity with President Jimmy Carter; she has helped to deliver resources to Haiti.