About Amy


Assemblywoman Amy Paulin has served the 88th New York State Assembly District (Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Pelham, Pelham Manor, and parts of New Rochelle and White Plains) since 2001. She chairs the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.

A full-time legislator, Assemblywoman Paulin annually ranks among the state’s most successful lawmakers. Her diverse legislative agenda includes state government reform, children and families, domestic violence, human trafficking, education, health care, animal welfare and gun control. She served as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Energy from 2013-2017, working to encourage renewable energy and ensure the reliability of the electrical grid.

Assemblywoman Paulin has had more than 200 of her bills been signed into law to date.

Assemblywoman Paulin has a long, distinguished record of activism in public policy and community issues. Prior to her election to the Assembly, Paulin served in a number of capacities, including Executive Director, My Sisters’ Place; Member, Scarsdale Village Board; Founder and Chairwoman, Westchester Women’s Agenda; President, Westchester League of Women Voters; Vice President, NY State League of Women Voters; Citizen Member, County Board of Legislators’ Special Committee on Families.

Amy has been honored by the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, NYS Camp Directors Association and named NYS Legislator of the Year by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Additional honors and awards have included being named New York State Legislator of the Year by the National Organization of Women of New York State, earning the Spirit of Independence Award from Westchester Disabled on the Move and an Ally Award from New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA). She also earned a Vision of the Community award from the Scarsdale Teen Center, the Metropolitan Library Council (METRO) award for outstanding and dedicated service in support of libraries and was named a Leader in the Fight against Domestic Violence by the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV).

The Assemblywoman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and holds a Master’s degree and has completed doctoral course work in Criminal Justice from SUNY-Albany. She and her husband, Ira Schuman, have lived in Scarsdale for more than 30 years where they raised their children Beth, Sarah, and Joey.