Barbara M. Clark

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Barbara M. Clark
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 33rd district
Assumed office
Preceded by Alton R. Waldon, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1939-06-12) June 12, 1939 (age 75)[1]
Beckley, West Virginia[2]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Thomas[2]
Children four[2]
Residence Cambria Heights, Queens[1]
Profession politician
Website Official website

Barbara M. Clark (born June 12, 1939)[1] represents New York State Assembly District 33, which comprises Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Hollis and St. Albans, among other neighborhoods located in Queens County, New York.

First elected in 1986, Clark ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections.[3][4] She currently serves as the Assistant Majority Whip and serves on several standing committees, including Children and Families, Education and Environmental Conservation, among others. Throughout her career she has also chaired a number of committees, including standing committees on Aging, State and Federal Relations and the New York State Legislative Women's Caucus, a committee of female legislators from both parties and from both chambers of the New York State Legislature. Currently she serves as the Chair of the Education Committee of the Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus and is a member of the Steering Committee.

She has also served as Vice-Chair of the National Conference of State Legislators' Education, Labor and Job Training Committee, and is currently a member of the NCSL's Human Services Committee. She has been a member of the Education Commission of States since 1989 and served a four-year term on that organization's Steering Committee. In 2011, Clark voted against the Marriage Equality Act.[1][5]

Clark was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. She and her husband, Thomas, have four adult children and two granddaughters.[2] Clark is a resident of Cambria Heights, Queens.[1]


External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Alton R. Waldon, Jr.
New York State Assembly, 33rd District