Biography

Michele Titus
Michele Titus was elected to the Assembly in a special election on April 16, 2002. A life long resident of Queens, Assemblywoman Titus represents the communities of South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, Far Rockaway and Laurelton.

The New York State Legislature is not unfamiliar to the Assemblywoman. After law school, Assemblywoman Titus served as Chief of Staff to State Senator Ada L. Smith and then Executive Director to the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus. Prior to her election, Assemblywoman Titus was an attorney for the New York City Board of Education where she specialized in special education law. Other legal experiences include the Consumer Frauds Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the Integrity Bureau at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

A product of her district, Assemblywoman Michele Titus attended the local public schools and is a graduate of John Adams High School. She then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a law degree from Albany Law School. Assemblywoman Titus has been admitted to the New York State Bar since 1994.

Her career is a demonstration of commitment to public service. Assemblywoman Titus is dedicated to empowering her community and has received recognition and awards from the local groups in the district she represents as well as from the Woman Caucus of District Council 37.

Assemblywoman Titus is a member of the Assembly Committees on Children and Families; Codes; Judiciary; Local Governments; Small Business; and the sub-committee on Airports. She is also a member of the of the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, Association of Black and Hispanic Legislators, Inc., Woman’s Legislative Caucus, New York State Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Task Force, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and Council of Black Elected Officials.

The legislation authored by Assemblywoman Michele Titus demonstrates her dedication to protecting the stability of her community. She has introduced and supported policy that would mandate after school programs in every public school, expand early childhood education, provide access to quality healthcare, improve transportation, enforce environmental protections and lower senior prescription costs.

Assemblywoman Michele Titus resides in Queens with her husband, Eric DeBerry and their two children.

Standing Committee Assignments 2003: Children and Families; Codes; Judiciary; Local Governments; Small Business.

Vote in 2002 General Election
Michele R. Titus, Dem. 11,020; Lib. 122 ; Wor. 408
Marina Reyes, Rep. 1,110
Michael Duval, Ind. 605
Brian Block, Con. 198