Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky Appointed as Co-Executive Director of the New York State Board of Elections

ALBANY, NY (06/22/2021) (readMedia)-- ALBANY, N.Y. (June 22, 2021) – Rockland County Elections Commissioner Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky has been appointed as the Democratic Co-Executive Director of the State Board of Elections effective July 31, 2021. The appointment was made by Democratic Commissioner Douglas Kellner and Commissioner Andrew Spano of the New York State Board of Elections pursuant to Election Law 3-100(3).

Commissioner Zebrowski Stavisky was appointed for the remainder of any unexpired term that commenced on August 8, 2017, and was also appointed to a four-year term commencing on August 8, 2021.

"Robert Brehm has provided outstanding leadership in many demanding projects, particularly with the introduction of early voting and to address the enormous challenges to conduct elections during the COVID emergency. Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky has demonstrated many of those same qualities in her service as Rockland County Elections Commissioner. Kristen possesses as detailed background and knowledge in elections and is well positioned to lead the Board," said Douglas A. Kellner, Co-Chair of the New York State Board of Elections.

Commissioner Zebrowski Stavisky has been actively involved in New York State and Rockland County Government for over thirty years. From 1998 – 2011, she served as a Committeewoman for the Clarkstown and Rockland Democratic Committees and ultimately became the Chairwoman of the Rockland County Democratic Committee. For the last nine years, Kristen has served on the Executive Committee of the New York State Democratic Party, first as Assistant Secretary and now as Secretary to the Party. Ms. Zebrowski Stavisky will be resigning from all party positions.

Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky was appointed as the Democratic Commissioner of the Rockland County Board of Elections in 2013 and served in the leadership of the New York State Elections Commissioners Association since 2016.

"It is always hard to replace people like Robert Brehm," stated Commissioner Andrew Spano. "He has been a stable, knowledgeable and extremely competent leader under unique and important circumstances. Kristin Zebrowski Stavisky comes with a wealth of experience and good will. Her leadership abilities are respected in Rockland and throughout the State. I look forward to a seamless transition."

Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky is a graduate of Skidmore College (Cum Laude), where she studied anthropology and art history. She received a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law and earned her Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.

If you have any questions about this press release, please contact Cheryl Couser at the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or by email at