Michele Titus

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Michele R. Titus
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 31st district
Assumed office
April 22, 2002[1]
Preceded by Pauline Rhodd-Cummings
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Eric DeBerry[2]
Children two[2]
Alma mater Binghamton University
Albany Law School
Profession Politician
Website Official website

Michele R. Titus (born 1969/1970)[1][3] is a member of the New York Assembly representing Assembly District 31, which comprises Far Rockaway, Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, South Ozone Park and South Richmond Hill. She is currently a member of several standing committees, including Children and Families, Codes, Judiciary, Small Business and Local Governments, among others.[4]


Titus is a lifelong resident of Queens and graduated from John Adams High School.[4] She received a B.A. degree in political science from Binghamton University (State University of New York) in 1990.[4][5] Titus earned her law degree from the Albany Law School in 1993[6] and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1994.[4] She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.[citation needed]

Prior to her election Titus served as the Chief of Staff to recently defeated Senator Ada Smith, as well as the Executive Director for the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus. She had previously been an attorney for the New York City Board of Education. She has also been, at various times, a member of the staff of the Consumer Frauds Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office as well as the Integrity Bureau for the Queens County District Attorney's office.[4]

Titus was first elected to the State Assembly in a special election held on April 16, 2002,[4] to replace Assembly member Pauline Rhodd-Cummings, who died while in office. Titus also won the general election that November with 86 percent of the vote.[7] She ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b Hicks, Jonathan P. (September 7, 2002). "Assemblywoman, in Office Since April, Faces a Tough Queens Field". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2011. Ms. Titus, 32 
  2. ^ a b "Assembly Member Michele R. Titus (NY)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Hicks, Jonathan P. (April 13, 2002). "Favorite in Special Election Is Thinking Primary". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2011. Ms. Titus, 32 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Michele R. Titus: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Taking Public Service To Heart". Binghamton Alumni Journal. Winter 2004. Retrieved March 23, 2011. Michele R. Titus '90 
  6. ^ "Albany Law Alumni Have Winning Election Season". Albany Law School. November 18, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2011. Michele Titus '93 
  7. ^ "Eye On Albany: New York State Assembly District 31". Gotham Gazette. 2002. 
  8. ^ "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008. 
  9. ^ "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Pauline Rhodd-Cummings
New York State Assembly, 31st District