Elizabeth Holtzman

U.S. Representative from New York

Elizabeth Holtzman (born August 11, 1941) is an American lawyer and politician. She was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York's 16th congressional district as a member of the Democratic Party from 1973 to 1981. She also was District Attorney of Kings County from 1982 to 1989, and as the 40th Comptroller of New York City from 1990 to 1993.

Elizabeth Holtzman
Holtzman in the 1970s
40th Comptroller of New York City
In office
January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1993
MayorDavid Dinkins
Preceded byHarrison Goldin
Succeeded byAlan Hevesi
District Attorney of Kings County
In office
January 1, 1982 – December 31, 1989
Preceded byEugene Gold
Succeeded byCharles J. Hynes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byJohn Murphy
Succeeded byChuck Schumer
Personal details
Born (1941-08-11) August 11, 1941 (age 82)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHarvard University (BA, JD)

Holtzman was seen as a possible candidate to replace Andrew Cuomo as Attorney General of New York in the 2010 election and in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner as the representative from New York's 9th congressional district.[1][2]

In June 2022, she announced she would run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district in the 2022 election.[3] She lost the Democratic nomination in the August 2022 primaries.


  1. "AG hopeful begins TV spots". Democrat and Chronicle. April 25, 2010. p. 30 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. "Former Congresswoman Holtzman interested in Weiner's seat". Reuters. July 5, 2011.
  3. "Former Rep. Holtzman Joins Crowded Field for NY House Seat". U.S. News & World Report. June 17, 2022. Archived from the original on July 14, 2022.