Rachel Lavine is the NYS Democratic Committeewoman for downtown Manhattan
and the co-founder and Chair of the NYS Democratic Committee’s Progressive Caucus.
Lavine has served as Co-Chair of the Board of NY’s Gay & Lesbian Community Center, on the Board of the national Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, and as past President of one of NY’s leading progressive Democratic clubs, Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats. Lavine is an attorney, and previously worked as Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy at Safe Horizon, New York City’s largest victim services agency.
Lavine lives with her wife Roberta A. Kaplan and their child in Manhattan. On her blog thatkindofliberal.com she writes about politics, boys, schools and more.