Zephyr Teachout grew up in a rural county a few hours from her current home in Dutchess County, raised by parents who taught her to be independent. She is a reform-minded leader who has never been afraid of standing up to special interests and the political establishment, even members of her own party.
The New York Times calls her “a national expert on political corruption and an advocate of…transparency and political reform” on behalf of people whose voices have been drowned out by big corporations and powerful insiders.
Zephyr is currently a law professor and lives in Dutchess County.
Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 1st Congressional District
"I supported a resolution on the Southampton Town Board urging Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that would effectively overturn Citizens United." - Anna Throne-Holst