Brette McSweeney

Brette McSweeney

Director of Eleanor’s Legacy

Brette McSweeney is the president of Eleanor’s Legacy, the only statewide organization in New York focused on recruiting, training, and funding pro-choice Democratic women candidates at the state and local level. She was a member of the New York Leadership Council for Hillary for America in 2016 and the deputy New York State director for women’s outreach in 2008. Brette is a graduate of Georgetown and Columbia.


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Eleanor’s Legacy Board Officers

Donna Zaccaro


Hon. Judith Hope


Hon. Harriet Cornell

Chair Emerita

Deborah Sale

Vice Chair

Jenny Lam Low

Vice Chair

Suzy Ballantyne

Vice Chair

Jill Olonoff


Amy Solomon


All Eleanor's Legacy Board Members

Margo Alexander
Suzy Ballantyne
Hon. Judi Bosworth
Lorna Brett Howard
Hon. Gale Brewer
M. Tracey Brooks
Betsy Cohn
Hon. Harriet Cornell
Jamir Couch
Rob Dyson
Mitchell Epner
Dr. Gail Furman
Hon. Bethaida Gonzalez

Hon. Kara Hahn
Gerry Harper
Hon. Ruth Hassell-Thompson
Hon. Judith Hope
Patti Kenner
Karen Persichilli Keogh
Rachel Lavine
Jessica Loeser
Jenny Lam Low
Lynne Mahoney
Jill Olonoff
Hon. Crystal Peoples-Stokes
Rose Pierre-Louis

Judy Rapfogel
Pat Reilly
Christine Robbins
Hon. Martha Robertson
Hon. Annette Robinson
Stacey Rowland
Deborah Sale
Hon. Lee Seeman
Chung Seto
Amy Solomon
Risë Van Doosselaere
Randi Weingarten
Donna Zaccaro

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