Maloney and Greek-American Emma Wolfe on City & State Women Power 100 List 

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New York City Mayor-elect New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Emma Wolfe, his Chief of Staff, at a press conference. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) on November 18 was named #9 on City & State New York’s 2019 Women Power 100 list in recognition of her influential role as Acting Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and senior positions on the Joint Economic Committee and Financial Services Committee. Following the publication of the list, the Congresswoman released the following statement thanking City & State for the honor.

“I am honored to be included on this list of so many incredible New York women. Throughout my years in public service, I have fought to make New York City and our nation stronger. I am proud to have passed laws like the Never Forget the Heroes Act and to have worked with advocates across the country to get us so close to finally enshrining women’s equality in the Constitution with the Equal Rights Amendment.

“I want to thank City & State for including me in The 2019 Women Power 100, and I vow to keep working on behalf of women and our great nation every single day in Congress.”

Also on the list at #8 is Greek-American Emma Wolfe (with roots in Mani), Chief of Staff to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose “extensive knowledge of New York City politics began with an early mentorship with then-City Councilwoman Gale Brewer, who helped her kick-start nearly 20 years of community organizing,” City & State reported adding that “she went on to cut her teeth at 1199SEIU, the Working Families Party and the state Senate before helping elect Bill de Blasio, then an underdog public advocate candidate, and grew to become his most trusted adviser.”

“Today, as de Blasio’s chief of staff, Wolfe oversees City Hall and acts as a gatekeeper to the mayor and a lead adviser within his inner circle. While de Blasio was on his short-lived presidential bid, Wolfe toiled behind the scenes on a number of city-centric issues with national interest, such as the closing of Rikers Island, a declining poverty rate and the creation of new public schools within the Education Department. Wolfe may not be headed to the White House anytime soon, but her influence and hard-earned reputation runs deep within and beyond the five boroughs,” City & State reported.

The top five on the list are U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, State Attorney General Letitia James, U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey- Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.