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From Queens Press:
Scherie Murray campaigning for the State Assembly in the 29th District. (Photo Courtesy Scherie Murray)
BY MARISSA COLLADO
Described as a moderate Republican in the race for the 29th Assembly District, Scherie Murray has plans for the district that use her history of hard work and education to bring strength to a community.
Murray traveled to Southeast Queens at the age of nine from the West Indies. Upon arrival, Murray began to attend local schools learning the importance of hard work. Years later, Murray graduated from CUNY with an Associate degree of Applied Science in the field of Micro Computer Business Systems and a Bachelor of Science in the field of Broadcast Journalism.
Following school, Murray was inspired to begin her own company. The Esemel Group Inc. a television production and advertising company was geared towards creating media opportunities for minorities in New York City.
Five years later in 2009, Murray was inspired by the issues affecting her community and decided to run for New York City Council District 31 to make a difference. During the race, Murray gained endorsements from the National Black Republican Council, Latino National Republican Coalition, the Queens County Republican Party, among other groups.
In 2013, Murray was elected as district leader of the New York Republican State Committee and State Committee woman of the 29th Assembly District in Queens.
With all her experience, Murray is confident in what she can bring to the district. The race is a special election against Democratic candidate Alicia Hyndman to replace Bill Scarborough, who resigned in May after pleading guilty to corruption charges.
“Moderates identify with a modern agenda relating to party ideologies. If elected to the New York State Assembly, I will move forward an urban agenda that connects bi-partisan action on policy priorities for Assembly District 29.” said Murray on being described by some as a moderate Republican.
Murray’s platform includes creating jobs in the 29th District, education, economic development and community-police relations.
Murray plans to create a 29th District Park Conservancy so it may serve as a direct funding source for more programs in local parks. A park conservancy will “create living wage jobs, boost the local economy and work in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation” said Murray.
For education, Murray plans to work on proficiency rates in math and English for grades three to eight. The agenda includes “increased funding in traditional after school programs, early childhood education and the Implementation of an independent committee to manage funds to after school programs and education programs.” said Murray.
Lastly Murray plans to increase community and police relations. Her agenda includes “advocating for more police officers of color in communities of color and asking for proactive community outreach by the NYPD by spending one-third of their shifts attending community meetings, engaging businesses and residents.” said Murray.
For unsure voters Murray leaves one last message about her plans if elected to the District. “As your Assemblywoman securing more State funding for Southeast Queens will be my top priority in Albany.”