Pamela Harris is a lifelong resident of Coney Island, where she and her husband, Leon, currently reside. Pamela was elected in the 2015 Special Election to fill an open seat in the 46th Assembly District. The district includes Bay Ridge, Beach Haven, Brightwater Towers, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Dyker Heights, Luna Park, Sea Gate, Trump Village and Warbasse communities. Working with local community groups, Pamela has fought to revitalize our region by ensuring more opportunities for our children. One of Pamela’s achievements includes founding the Coney Island Generation Gap, a non-profit organization aiming to educate and empower youth to get them off the streets and away from crime. Prior to her work with local children, Pamela served as a correction officer for many years – helping keep our families safe. Her community activism expands to helping those affected by Superstorm Sandy. She’s a vocal advocate for relief efforts and previously helped by personally delivering food, clothes and blankets to her displaced neighbors. Pamela attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she obtained an Associate’s degree in General Studies. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human services from St. Joseph’s College, as well as a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Capella University.