Gabriela Rosa

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Gabriela Rosa
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New York State Assembly District 72
Former member
In office
January 1, 2013 - June 27, 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversidad Pedro Henriquez Urena, Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo
Date of birthOctober 12, 1966
Place of birthDominican Republic
Gabriela Rosa (b. October 12, 1966) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 72 from 2012 to June 27, 2014. She was removed from office after she plead guilty to committing marriage fraud in order to become a U.S. citizen.[1]


Rosa earned her B.A. in Marketing from the Universidad Pedro Henriquez Urena in 1986 and her B.S. in Economics from Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Her professional experience includes serving as Senior Policy Advisor and Special Assistant in the Office of Assemblyman Farrell, working as the Chief of Staff of a City Councilmember from the 10th City Council District, as a Legislative Assistant to State Assemblyman Herman D. Farrell Jr., and as a English Teacher at the Dominican American Institute.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rosa served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
Real Property Taxation



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Rosa ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 72. She defeated Melanie Hidalgo, Mayra S. Linares, and Ruben D. Vargas in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. Rosa defeated Ronnie Cabrera (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Rosa Incumbent 93.5% 28,815
     Republican Ronnie Cabrera 6.5% 2,006
Total Votes 30,821
New York State Assembly, District 72 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGabriela Rosa 43.4% 3,049
Mayra Linares 34.5% 2,425
Melanie Hidalgo 15.3% 1,077
Ruben Vargas 6.7% 470
Total Votes 7,021

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gabriela Rosa is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Gabriela Rosa raised a total of $40,625 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[5]

Gabriela Rosa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 72 Won $40,625
Grand Total Raised $40,625


Gabriela Rosa won election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Gabriela Rosa raised a total of $40,625.



On June 27, 2014, Rosa plead guilty to committing marriage fraud in order to become a U.S. citizen and was removed from office. Born in the Dominican Republic, Rosa admitted in federal court that she got married to "regularize my immigration status," cites the New York Times. She corruption charges also included two counts of making false statements and another charge that related to a bankruptcy proceeding. She is due to be sentenced on October 3 and could face up to 10 years in prison. But according to the plea agreement she will serve from 12 to 18 month sentence.[1][6]


Rosa is married, and has one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Guillermo Linares (D)
New York Assembly District 72
2013-June 27, 2014
Succeeded by