Diane Gordon

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Diane Gordon is an American politician and a former member of the New York State Assembly who represented the East New York section of Brooklyn from 2001 to 2008.

Political background[edit]

On July 10, 2006, Gordon was indicted by the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney, who filed charges alleging that the assemblywoman offered to help a contractor obtain a $2 million parcel of land from the city if he would build her a house.[1] On April 8, 2008, she was convicted on eight of nine counts, including: Two counts of receiving bribes, two counts of official misconduct and two counts of "receiving awards for official misconduct."[2] On January 21, 2009, after six months of legal appeals, she began serving her two-to-six year jail term.[3]


Diane Gordon has three children named Misha, Mireille, and Helen with one child who had unfortunately deceased.[4]


Diane Gordon was born in Hemingway, South Carolina and her home city is in Brooklyn, New York.[4]


Diane Gordon received her education from the following institutions:

  • BA, Business Administration, New York City Technical College, 1985
  • Certified, Business Mathematics, American Business Institute
  • Graduated, True Worship Bible Ministry School[4]


Diane Gordon has been a member of the following organizations:

  • Vice-President, Women Mentoring Ministry, True Worship Church, present
  • Evangelist, True Worship Church, 1985–present
  • Founder, Save Our Homes Organization of East New York, 1985
  • Founder, Coalition of Clergymen, East New York Community[4]


Preceded by
Edward Griffith
New York State Assembly, 40th District
Succeeded by
Inez Barron