Albany draws many of New York’s best and brightest young professionals in politics, advocacy and business, and City & State’s 40 Under 40 awards once again spotlight the young rising stars in 2016 who are already making their mark. This year's winners are:

Assemblyman Ron Castorina

Assemblywoman Jaime Williams

David Previte, parliamentarian and senior counsel, New York state Senate Republicans  

Dana Carotenuto Rico, chief of staff, New York state Senate Independent Democratic Conference

Maureen Wren, deputy press secretary, New York state Senate Republicans

Reid Sims, director of executive chamber operations, Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Loren Amor, political director, Democratic Senate Campaign Committee

Steven Toff, director of strategic campaigns, NYSNA

Thomas Meara, principal, Kivvit

Kristen McManus, legislative analyst/political strategist, AARP

Nicole Weingartner, state government relations coordinator, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron

Jahmila Joseph, assistant associate director, District Council 37

Joseph DeRosa, lobbyist, Bolton-St. Johns

Cassie Marie Prugh, assistant to the president, United Federation of Teachers 

Jessica Ladlee, communications specialist, CSEA

Morgan Hook, senior vice president, SKDKnickerbocker 

Heather Leibowitz, state director, Environment New York

Greg Biryla, executive director, Unshackle Upstate

Gabriel Cowles, program manager, Build Smart NY, NYPA 

Marie Zimmerman, partner, KPMG

José Paulino, executive director, Somos el Futuro

Jake Adler, New York director for policy, Orthodox Union

Kristina Wieneke, director of public policy, American Lung Association

Scott Hobson, New York state grassroots manager, American Cancer Society 

David Friedfel, director of state studies, Citizens Budget Commission 

Jasmine Gripper, legislative director, Alliance for Quality Education 

Candis Tolliver, deputy political director, 32BJ SEIU

Vivian Yee, reporter, The New York Times

Matthew Hamilton, reporter, Albany Times Union

Kevin Eitzman, digital director/assistant field coordinator, New York State AFL-CIO 

Sonia Lindell, manager of government affairs, Business Council of New York State

Lacey Keller, director of research and analytics, office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Kyle Seeley, special assistant to the chief of staff and special projects manager, office of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli 

Katie Codey, deputy director of state operations, Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

April Corrigan, attorney, Cordo and Co.

Adam Morey, government affairs specialist, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York

Kristen Curranattorney, Robert Ungar and Associates 

Jonathan McCardle, attorney, Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne

Joseph Popcun, policy adviser, public safety, Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Hillary Peckham, COO, co-owner and founder, Etain, LLC