Jeremy Cooney for NYS Senate

About Jeremy Cooney for NYS Senate


Born in an Indian orphanage, Jeremy was adopted by a courageous single-mother and grew up in the South Wedge neighborhood of the City of Rochester. Raised in an Irish family, he inherited a strong sense of family, faith, and our famous Upstate accent.

After losing his mother to dementia and brain cancer, Jeremy has devoted his career to serving the community that helped raise him—from the YMCA to all levels of government. He got his start working on Capitol Hill for the late U.S. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and has gone on to work for two New York Governors and the Mayor of Rochester.

With a deep commitment to creating the Rochester of tomorrow, Jeremy is passionate about investing in families, quality schools, affordable housing, universal health care, and real pathways out of poverty.

Jeremy graduated from the Rochester City School District, and went on to graduate with honors in public policy from Hobart College and to obtain his law degree from Albany Law School. He was named “Forty Under 40” by the Rochester Business Journal and is a proud Eagle Scout. Today, Jeremy and his fiancé, Diane, live in downtown Rochester and are excited about starting a family in Upstate, NY.


Political Researcher

July 2020 Rochester, NY
“I enjoyed working with a number of students and interns that wanted to help advanced the campaign. I loved it so much and I absolutely would recommend other students who have been thinking of interning for a campaign to do it because you learn a lot, expand your network, and the rewards are immense. ”

Campaign Intern

July 2020 - November 2020 Rochester, NY
“I liked the initiative of the campaign to bring in speakers to help our intern team learn about real life political matters. ”
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