Liuba Grechen Shirley (D-NY-02)

Liuba Grechen Shirley

Liuba Grechen Shirley is running in the 2018 election to represent New York’s 2nddistrict in the House of Representatives. She is business and non-profit leader and community organizer. On June 26, she won the Democratic primary and will run against Republican incumbent Peter King in the general election on November 6.

Background and Achievements

Liuba Grechen Shirley was born and raised on Long Island and currently lives with her family in Amityville. She got her BA from New York University and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Throughout her career, she has worked with companies that form partnerships between NGOs, government groups, and businesses. She has spent much of her time working on women’s empowerment, serving with organizations including Women Deliver, Paid Leave for the US, Vital Voices, and UN Women. In the community, she founded New York’s 2ndDistrict Democrats to help more Long Islanders get involved with politics.

Positions on Key Issues

  • Believes in the right to choose and in increased reproductive healthcare access
  • Supports an assault weapons ban and universal background checks
  • Supports paid family leave
  • Advocates for healthcare for all
  • Supports the $15 minimum wage and equal pay for equal work
  • Advocates for the DREAM Act
  • Supports investing in public schools and making college more affordable
  • Supports clean energy and fighting climate change

Prospects & Opponents

Liuba Grechen Shirley won her June 26 Democratic primary by 16.4 points. In the November 6 general election, she will run against Republican incumbent Peter King. King has been in office since 2013 and won his 2016 reelection by 24.2 points. Donald Trump won by 9 points in the district. The Cook Political Report rates the election as solidly Republican, and the Cook Partisan Voter Index is R+3.


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