Carrie Woerner was elected to the New York State Assembly in November 2014 while serving as vice president and general manager of MeetMax Conference Software, a division of The Wall Street Transcript. She established the software division in Saratoga Springs in 2008, creating new jobs in Saratoga County. Upon being elected, Woerner made the decision to step down from her role at MeetMax to dedicate herself full-time to serving her constituents in the 113th Assembly District.
Woerner had worked in software for nearly 30 years at firms such as Dell/Perot Systems and IBM. From 2002-2008, she served as executive director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation; in that role she expanded membership and donations, published a walking tour guidebook, raised funds to restore the First Baptist Church and secured a $130,000 state grant to restore historic buildings in the Beekman Street Arts District. She founded the Historic Saratoga Race Track Preservation Coalition and successfully advocated for preservation protection in the 2008 legislation related to racing in New York State.
Elected Round Lake Village Trustee in 2008 and re-elected in 2010, 2012 and 2014, Woerner formed an Open Space Protection group and proposed changes to local laws dealing with zoning and planning. She was a champion of fiscal responsibility at all levels of government and worked to control spending and reduce the tax burden on Round Lake residents each year in office.
Within the Assembly, Woerner has continued to advocate for responsible spending and is focused on improving the business climate for small businesses and farms, strengthening public schools and protecting the traditions, heritage and culture of Saratoga and Washington counties.
Woerner is the chair of the Subcommittee on Agricultural Production & Technology and a member of the Assembly’s Agriculture, Local Governments, Racing and Wagering, Small Business and Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development committees, as well as a member of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. She is also a member of the Malta Sunrise Rotary and previously served on the Town of Malta Planning Board and the Saratoga Arts Board of Directors.