Assemblywoman Addie Russell is a same-sex marriage “yes” voter who replaced a no-voting fellow Democrat (Darrel Aubertine) back in 2008.
Russell represents a conservative upstate district and yet has managed to survive – and even thrive – politically despite her progressive position on this controversial issue. The assemblywoman was elected in a special election after Aubertine was elected in his own special election to a previously held GOP seat in the Senate, (he has since moved on to accept a post as Ag and Markets commissioner in the Cuomo administration).
Don’t be afraid. Speak the truth. What a concept.