Inez Barron

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Inez Barron
Member of the New York City Council from the 42nd District
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded by Charles Barron
Member of the New York Assembly from the 60th District
(40th District 2009-2012)
In office
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2013
Preceded by Diane Gordon
Succeeded by Charles Barron
Personal details
Born Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Charles Barron
Children 2
Alma mater City University of New York (B.S.)
Bank Street College of Education (M.S.)
Website Official website

Inez Barron is the Council member for the 42nd District of the New York City Council. She is a Democrat. The district includes Broad Channel, Brownsville, Canarsie, East Flatbush, East New York, Howard Beach and Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn. Formerly, she served as the state Assemblywoman for New York's 60th district.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Barron has been a community activist and a longtime educator since the 1960s. She is a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Bank Street College of Education with a Master of Science in Reading and Special Education. Barron was a teacher for more than 36 years with New York Public Schools.

After assemblywoman Diane Gordon was charged with several scandals and eventually vacated the seat, Barron won the November 2008 election and became the State assemblywoman for the 40th district.[1]

Like her husband, she is known for her bombastic views and colorful remarks.[2]

New York City Council[edit]

Due to term limits, Charles Barron could not run for re-election to the New York City Council in 2013; Inez Barron ran instead and won. He did, however, run for her vacant Assembly seat, which he later won.

Barron resigned her seat in the Assembly to join the Council on January 1, 2014.

Election history
Location Year Election Results
NY Assembly
District 40
2008 Democratic Primary √ Inez Barron 41.58%
Earl L. Williams 19.35%
Winchester Key 16.68%
Kenneth Evans 11.68%
Nathan Bradley 10.71%
NY Assembly
District 40
2008 General √ Inez Barron (D) 96.61%
Kenneth Waluyn (R) 3.39%
NY Assembly
District 40
2010 Democratic Primary √ Inez Barron 74.41%
Kenneth Evans 25.59%
NY Assembly
District 40
2010 General √ Inez Barron (D) 93.59%
Kenneth Waluyn (R) 6.38%
NY Assembly
District 60
2012 Democratic Primary √ Inez Barron 55.46%
Christopher Banks 44.26%
NY Assembly
District 60
2012 General √ Inez Barron (D) 96.65
Kenneth Waluyn (R) 3.30%
NYC Council
District 42
2013 Democratic Primary √ Inez Barron 43.25%
Christopher Banks 24.68%
Regina Powell 8.65%
John C. Whitehead 7.62%
Nikki Lucas 6.67%
Sean K. Henry 5.97%
Prince Lewis 3.17%
NYC Council
District 42
2013 General √ Inez Barron (D) 96.04%
Ernest Johnson (Conservative) 3.83%

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Barron
New York City Council, 42nd District
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Diane Gordon
New York Assembly, 60th District
(40th District 2009-2012)

2009-2013
Succeeded by
Charles Barron