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
In office
January 1, 1995 – May 2015
Preceded by Cynthia Jenkins
Personal details
Born c.1950 (age 66–67)
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) is a Democrat who represented District 29 in the New York State Assembly, which includes large portions of Queens County, including Jamaica. He chaired the Assembly Committee on Children and Families and served 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] On October 1, 2014, Scarborough was indicted on eleven federal charges and 23 state charges of using campaign funds for personal benefit.[5] In May 2015 he pleaded guilty and resigned his Assembly seat.[6] In September, 2015, Scarborough was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for his crime.[7]


New York Assembly
Preceded by
Cynthia Jenkins
New York State Assembly
29th District

Succeeded by
Alicia Hyndman