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Kristen Dart

Vice President of Political Affairs

Planned Parenthood, Empire State Acts

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Kristen Dart is Vice President of Political Affairs at Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, where she leads lobbying and political efforts.

Previously, she served as deputy director of the policy office for the Rhode Island House of Representatives. She coordinated Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s re-election bid in 2016. She also served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Mayor Jorge Elorza in Providence, RI, and as the community organizer for Planned Parenthood Southern New England (PPSNE).

Kristen‘s passion for politics and voter rights stems from her family’s history of fighting for civil rights. She enjoys college sports, traveling, and hosting meals for family and friends in Saratoga Springs, NY.