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Abigail Martin 

was elected District Leader of the 81st Assembly District in 2022, along with local teacher Ramdat Singh. Together, with State Committee Member Morgan Evers, and other local activists, they formed the Unity Democratic Club which serves the communities of the northwest Bronx.

Abigail’s professional background is as a social worker, where she spent the beginning of her career advocating for children in foster care in the The Bronx Family Court, and shaping future social workers as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Sciences, and Montclair State University. 

In 2021, driven by the challenges we faced during the pandemic, Abigail ran for New York City City Council in the 11th City Council District. Despite being a political newcomer, Abigail earned third place in a highly contested and competitive field of seven candidates. Inspired by the issues she identified during her City Council run, Abigail then ran for Democratic Party District Leader. In this 3-way race, Abigail received almost 54% of the vote, placing over 20 points ahead of the machine-backed candidate. Abigail attributes her political success to her leadership, interpersonal skills, and capacity for coalition building.

Today Abigail is the Interim Director of The New Majority NYC, a political organization that grows and sustains political power for women in NYC, and serves as president of her 106 unit Co-op Board. Abigail is passionate about getting women elected, addressing gun violence, and ending poverty. Abigail volunteers with Moms Demand Action and the Parent’s Association at P.S. 81 in North Riverdale. 

When not working to benefit her community, Abigail enjoys riding bikes with her three children through Van Cortlandt Park, and spending time with her husband. 

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