Velmanette Montgomery

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Velmanette Montgomery in 2010.

Velmanette Montgomery (born 1942) represents District 25 in the New York State Senate, which comprises Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, and Park Slope, among other neighborhoods located within the borough of Brooklyn.

Elected in 1984, Senator Montgomery is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Children and Families. Prior to her election, Montgomery worked as a teacher, adjunct professor, and day care director as well as the co-founder of the Day Care Forum of New York City. She has also served as president of Community School Board 13.

Montgomery holds a Master's Degree in Education from New York University, as well as an Honorary Doctor of Laws from St. Joseph's College. She is a Revson Fellow at Columbia University.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Anna Jefferson
New York State Senate, 22nd District
1985–1992
Succeeded by
Martin Solomon
Preceded by
Donald Halperin
New York State Senate, 18th District
1993–present
Incumbent
Political offices
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Carl Kruger
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Children and Families
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Patrick Gallivan
Preceded by
Carl Kruger
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Social Services
January 2009–December 31, 2009
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Daniel Squadron