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Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Invests in Long Island Families

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed stark inequities in our country and state, with the rich getting richer while families of lesser means faced an even steeper hill to climb. Across New York, people were left unemployed, struggling financially,...

Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre Secure Nearly $130 Million in Funding for Libraries in the State Budget

Albany – Today, April 6, 2021, New York State Senator Sean Ryan and New York State Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced that the state budget for FY 2021-2022 includes nearly $130 million in total aid to public libraries across New York...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre: Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana Will Help Move New York Forward

“From denying access to critical services such as housing, student loans and employment opportunities to revoking a person’s right to vote, draconian drug laws have disproportionately targeted communities of color for decades. That’s...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Proposal Invests in Education, Child Care and Libraries

“We’ve faced unprecedented challenges over the last year and, now more than ever, we must continue funding the vital services and resources that our communities rely on. The Assembly budget proposal makes bold investments in education, child...

Assemb. Jean-Pierre, Sen. Benjamin, First Company Pink Announce ‘Eleonora Legacy Act’ Expanding Mammogram Access to Incarcerated Women

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) and Senator Brian Benjamin (D-Bronx) have announced that they have introduced new legislation (A.2147/S.5119) known as the “Eleonora Legacy Act” which will provide incarcerated...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Introduces Bill to Reduce Petition Signature Threshold, Protect Public Health

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced she is sponsoring legislation to temporarily reduce the number of signatures that candidates must collect for library board of trustees and school board nominating petitions due to the...
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Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured with New York State Senator and Master of Ceremonies Leroy Comrie (D-Queens) and Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre with Gina Lieneck, mother of Brianna Lieneck. Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre with Donna Cioffi and Linda Bonanno from First Company Pink, a non-profit organization dedicated to breast cancer education and prevention. Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre handing out Valentines cards to senior citizens. Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre handing out Valentines cards to senior citizens.

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Assemblywoman  Kimberly  Jean-Pierre

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre was elected in the 2014 General Election, succeeding Assemblyman Bob Sweeney after he served the 11th Assembly District for 26 years. She is the daughter of parents who migrated from Haiti to the United States. She attended Brooklyn College, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2005. In pursuit of her master’s degree she attended Stony Brook University, earning her Master of Science in Public Policy in 2007.

In 2008, Kimberly was employed by the Suffolk County Legislature, working for Legislator DuWayne Gregory of the 15th Legislative District as a legislative aide. As a legislative aide she was responsible for scheduling and acted as a liaison with community leaders throughout the district. After two productive years, Kimberly decided to broaden her career path and began working for Congressman Steve Israel as the district Community Outreach Coordinator. In this role she was the primary contact with various organizations and leaders throughout the district for the Congressman. In January of 2013, Kimberly had a desire to gain experience in economic development as the Vice President of Properties at the Town of Babylon’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

The Babylon IDA is responsible for providing incentives to companies to attract jobs and retain companies in the area. The IDA has been working closely with town officials, the community and the developer on the Wyandanch Rising Project which appealed to Kimberly. So when the opportunity came up to utilize her community outreach skills and economic development experience she leaped at the opportunity to become the Director of the Town of Babylon’s Wyandanch Resource Center. There, she worked with the community by identifying and coordinating resources for local residents. She oversaw projects and services at the center providing local residents the opportunity to continue their education and initiate careers through local unions and contractors, and she also worked closely with the project developer of the Wyandanch Rising project. Kimberly facilitated the Wyandanch Leadership Committee, which is comprised of community stakeholders and local elected officials. The purpose of the committee is to share and disseminate information, identify the community’s assets and collectively work together on filling the gaps in services.

Outside of school and work Kimberly Jean-Pierre has also demonstrated a commitment to various causes. During her undergraduate studies, she interned for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) where she led the Hunger and Homeless Campaign (HHC); this allowed her to travel to Albany to lobby against tuition hikes for the Higher Education Campaign. She is also very involved in the Haitian-American community and is the former Vice-President of Haitian Americans United for Change Inc., (HAUC), a community grass-roots organization. After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, the HAUC team worked with local not-for-profits, clergy members, local businesses, and various levels of governmental agencies on a Haiti Relief Project as one of the lead organizations; Kimberly was the coordinator of the Haiti Relief Project. She worked tirelessly to organize and sort through thousands of dollars of donated goods including medical supplies, clothing, non-perishable items and more. She also coordinated dozens of volunteers as well as shipment arrangements for donated goods, transportation and storage of donations and much more.

Kimberly is also part of the Class of 2014 of the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College. The Energeia Partnership is a leadership academy dedicated to identifying and addressing the serious, complex and multi-dimensional issues challenging the Long Island region.

She currently sits on the Economic Development Committee, Mental Health Committee, Local Government Committee, Children and Families Committee, Transportation Committee and Banks Committee. She is also part of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus.

Kimberly Jean-Pierre has a passion for working with people by utilizing her interpersonal skills which has proven she gets things done.