Rodneyse Bichotte is a proud first generation Brooklynite of Haitian parentage. Bichotte represents the 42nd Assembly District, the largest Haitian populated district in New York State, which includes the communities of Ditmas Park, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood.
As District Leader, Bichotte worked closely with the Brooklyn District Attorney to create a highly regarded scholarship program for schools in her district and sits on Community Board 17. Bichotte has been a constant champion of voter rights and facilitated forums to help constituents learn their civic rights and responsibilities. A tireless advocate for her community, Bichotte works with constituents who reach out to her on a day-to-day basis on issues of housing, employment, and immigration.
Bichotte places a high emphasis on safety and is a proven leader in terms of getting speed bumps installed near schools and changing the timing of traffic signals. She is also committed to improving the quality of the community’s relationship with the NYPD.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rodneyse is proud of her Haitian-American roots. Her father was the lead saxophonist of legendary Haitian jazz band, “Jazz Des Jeunes”, while her mother is considered to be a “matriarch” in the Haitian Caribbean community. Both of her parents worked as factory textile workers in the 70's. Bichotte is also a product of the New York City public school system having matriculated through P.S. 198, Andres Hudde Junior High, Sheepshead Bay, and LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and the Performing Arts.
Before her time in public service, Rodneyse Bichotte’s professional career carried her to Chicago, Japan, and China for several years before returning to New York to work on Wall Street as a corporate investment banker.
Bichotte holds a bachelors of science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from SUNY Buffalo, a masters in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
She currently resides in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.