Christine Quinn



Christine Quinn was the first female and first openly LGBTQ speaker of the New York City Council. She ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2013.

Christine Quinn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Win, the largest nonprofit dedicated to providing homeless women and children with shelter and access to supportive housing in New York.

Prior to becoming president and CEO, she served as Special Advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo, focusing on women’s issues across New York State, and led the effort to pass legislation to stop rape and sexual assaults on college campuses. Quinn served as a member of the New York City Council from 1999-2013 and served for seven years as the elected Speaker of the Council.

Prior to serving in elected office, she was the chief of staff to then-New York City Council Member Tom Duane, and was executive director of the Anti-Violence Project, where she worked closely with the New York City Police Department to reduce hate crimes.

Quinn currently serves on the Boards of Athlete Ally, and NARAL Pro-Choice New York. She and her wife, Kim Catullo, live in Chelsea.


Ran for:

New York, NY

Previous Office(s) Held:
City Council Speaker