William Scarborough

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William Scarborough
William Scarborough 2013.jpg
Scarborough in 2013
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 29th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
1995
Preceded by Cynthia Jenkins
Personal details
Born c.1950 (age 63–64)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Andrea[1]
Children three[1]
Alma mater Queens College[2]
Profession politician
Website Official website

William Scarborough (born c.1950) represents District 29 in the New York State Assembly, which includes large portions of Queens County, including Jamaica. He currently chairs the Assembly Committee on Children and Families and serves as a member of several other standing committees.

Scarborough grew up in Jamaica, Queens, and has also lived in St. Albans and Rosedale, attending Public School 140, Shimer J.H.S. 142, and Andrew Jackson High School. He received an associate's degree from Queensborough Community College in 1970 and B.A. degree in psychology and political science from Queens College (City University of New York) in 1975.[1][2]

He was an account executive with the New York Telephone Company from 1979 to 1983. His initial start in politics included a stint as a member of Community Board 28 (1977–1983). Prior to his election to the Assembly, Scarborough served as District Manager of Community Board 12 (1984–1994), as well as in the capacity of Chairman of Area Policy Board 12 (1983–1994).[1]

Scarborough was first elected to the State Assembly in 1994. He ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections.[3][4]

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Cynthia Jenkins
New York State Assembly, 29th District
1995–present
Incumbent