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Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre Call for Restoration of Cuts to Library Capital Funding in State Budget

ALBANY – Today, January 20, 2022, New York State Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced their plans to fight to restore proposed cuts to library capital funding in the FY 2022-2023 state budget. The executive budget...

Statement from Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre

“I am deeply disappointed by the State University of New York (SUNY) Charter Schools Committee’s shameful decision to move forward with the issuance of The Academy Charter School’s proposal for a charter school here in Wyandanch. Following...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre: With Democracy at Stake, Events of January 6th Can Never Happen Again

“One year ago today, our nation’s Capitol endured its worst attack since the War of 1812 by a mob of violent insurrectionists who sought to overturn a free and fair election, disrupt the lawful transition of power and tear away at the fabric...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State of the State Gives Hope for Childcare, Public Education in 2022 Legislative Session

“Governor Hochul’s State of the State address and the beginning of a new state legislative session spell hope on important fronts. Last year, the Assembly made significant progress in improving public libraries and early childhood education....

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: New Housing Discrimination Laws Help Ensure Equal Treatment for All Homebuyers

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that four bills she sponsored and passed to promote equal treatment and combat discrimination in the real estate industry were signed into law by the governor.“The 2019 Newsday report...

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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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Biography

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.