ABOUT MATHYLDE FRONTUS
In 2018, the people of the 46th Assembly District elected Mathylde Frontus because they trusted her to fight for workers rights, jobs, mental health services, and a more transparent, equitable government.
In just two years, she has passed significant legislation to better the lives of each of our neighbors.
As a 35 year resident of the 46th Assembly District, who grew up in Coney Island and was born to immigrant parents, Mathylde Frontus is grateful and proud to represent us. But, she knows there is always more work to be done.
Mathylde’s accomplishments in the NYS Assembly include:
Funding for our Community: Frontus secured over $325,000 to support local initiatives throughout the district, including funding for seniors at the Bay Ridge Center, the first pre-apprenticeship program in Coney Island offered by Pathways to Apprenticeship (P2A), Upgrades at the Fort Hamilton and Dyker Heights Public Libraries, New air conditioners at P.S. 100 in Coney Island, APNA Adult Day Care Center in Brighton Beach, NIA in Dyker Heights, Arab American Association and Grandma's Love in Bay Ridge, and Neighborhood Housing Services in Coney Island.
Disability Rights: Frontus passed legislation to give New Yorkers with disabilities more independence by expanding financial saving programs, reestablishing the Office of Advocate for People with Disabilities, and ensuring college educational materials are available in additional accessible formats.
The Right to Clean Air and Water: Frontus fought to ensure that access to clean air and water is a right for New Yorkers by banning the use of dangerous pesticides, curtailing the use of mercury-added light bulbs, and mandating that the state conduct air, water, and lead testing for all NYCHA developments.
Workers Rights: Frontus is a champion for workers rights. She has shepherded legislation to offer job candidates more transparency in the hiring process and wage expectations to reduce racial and gendered pay disparities. Her "Duty to Warn" bill also now ensures that employers notify workers of any dangerous or hazardous conditions in the worksite.
Mental Health: Frontus knows that our community has too few mental health resources. Last year, she passed legislation ensuring city schools provide mental health services to students, requiring mental health professionals to complete suicide prevention training, and mandating that all emergency service facilities provide immediate suicide risk assessments to acute psyhiatric patients.
A More Transparent Government: Frontus knows transparency is critical for good government, so she passed legislation to implement easily accessible live streams and recordings for all public meetings and hearings. She has also introduced a bill to provide easy online access to view which organizations and services state legislators are funding.
Assembly District 46 includes all of Coney Island, Sea Gate, and parts of Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, and Dyker Heights.