Scarborough in 2013
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 29th district
January 1, 1995 – May 2015
|Preceded by||Cynthia Jenkins|
|Born||c.1950 (age 66–67)|
|Alma mater||Queens College|
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.
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).
Scarborough was first elected to the State Assembly in 1994. He ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections. On October 1, 2014, Scarborough was indicted on eleven federal charges and 23 state charges of using campaign funds for personal benefit. In May 2015 he pleaded guilty and resigned his Assembly seat. In September, 2015, Scarborough was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for his crime.
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- "Former assemblyman sentenced to 13 months in prison". WNYT.COM. Sep 14, 2015. Retrieved Sep 15, 2015.
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