Brooklyn's Democratic Party Leader
Rodneyse Bichotte is the Assemblymember and State Committee Woman / District Leader for New York State’s 42nd Assembly District representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park in Brooklyn. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte is the first Haitian American woman elected in New York City; the first Engineer elected to the New York State Legislature; and the first woman to Chair the Brooklyn Democratic Party.
Daughter of Haitian Immigrants, born and Raised in Brooklyn from humbling beginnings. Father, a Haitian Jazz Saxophonist of "Jazz des Jeunes" and Mother, a union hotel housekeeper of Local 6 Hotel Trades Council (HTC).
Professionally, Assemblymember Bichotte has worked in a number of different capacities such as a New York math teacher in the public school education system; an engineer in the telecommunications industry where she traveled to Japan and China on assignments; and an investment banker in the financial services industry structuring corporate finance deals.
Assemblymember Bichotte was an MIT Fellow for the Mel King Co-Lab Project. She earned and holds an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, a BS in Electrical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo, a BS in Mathematics in Secondary Education and a BT in Electrical Engineering both from Buffalo State College. She is an Alum of Laguardia HS of Music and Arts and Performing Arts as a vocal major.