2008-08-22 / Top Stories

Senator Huntley Launches Re-Election Bid

Incumbent State Senator Shirley Huntley officially launched her campaign for re-election stating that there was "still work to be done" in her 10th Senatorial District, which includes Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, South Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Broad Channel, Lindenwood, Howard Beach, and Southeast Queens.

"The residents of the 10th Senatorial District, as well as across the state, need tax relief, better schools, and cost-saving efficient energy sources," said Huntley.

A State Senate led by Democrats would help us pass important legislation to bring needed programs and improvements to my district."

Huntley has recieved some key endorsements. Among them are the Working Families Party, United Federation of Teachers, (UFT), the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, Local 1500, 1199 SEIU, Bridge and Tunnel Officers Benevolent Association, Local 237, and the United Council for Veterans' Rights.

Known for her education advocacy efforts throughout the city, Huntley was recently appointed co-chair of the Senate Democratic NYC School Governance Task Force.

As co-chair, Senator Huntley has organized several public hearings to gather testimonies from parents and education activists throughout the city.

Huntley has received numerous awards and recognition for her community involvement and played an instrumental role in securing a new building for Public School/ Intermediate School 48Q through Jamaica Rezoning Plan.

The 600 students to be enrolled at the school will enjoy a new cafeteria and spacious auditorium.

She was appointed ranking member on the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee. She also serves on the Education, Higher Education, and Transportation committees.

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