Assemblyman Al Taylor has represented the 71st Assembly District of Upper Manhattan since 2017.
Before being elected to the Assembly in a special election in the fall of 2017, Al Taylor served as Chief of Staff to legendary former Assemblyman Herman Denny Farrell, Jr., and as District Leader.
Assemblyman Taylor has served his community as an advocate for over 20 years, working to increase economic opportunity, affect social change and reform the criminal justice system, and he continues that work in the Assembly.
In 2008, Assemblyman Taylor, a longtime advocate and leader in the fight against guns and violence, began theprogram to address the alarming increase in gun-related deaths in his neighborhood.
Assemblyman Taylor has also been a leader in the fight against bigotry and hatred and mobilized his community to work against hate crimes after the murder of Islan Nettles, a 21-year old transgender woman and Harlem resident.