Aileen Gunther was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2003. She spent most of her youth in Orange County, and after marrying her husband, Jake, they decided to raise their three children in Sullivan County. A lifelong nurse, Aileen earned her nursing degree and spent many years working at Catskill Regional Medical Center. After working in various nursing units, she accepted the Infection Control position, before becoming the Director of Performance Improvement and Risk Management. Aileen is a fierce advocate for the people she represents. She fights for increased funding for our schools, fire departments, and other local organizations. Aileen has passed significant pieces of legislation, like requiring safe staffing in our state’s hospitals and nursing homes.