New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Assembly District 11

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Keynote Speaker:
New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre
Assembly District 11


Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre was elected in the 2014 General Election, succeeding Assemblyman Bob Sweeney after he served the 11th Assembly District for 26 years. She is the daughter of parents who migrated from Haiti to the United States. She attended Brooklyn College, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2005. In pursuit of her Master’s degree she attended Stony Brook University, earning her Master of Science in Public Policy in 2007. 

Jean-Pierre has a long record of public service in the Long Island region, working as an aide to both Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory and former Congressman Steve Israel, as well as Vice President of Properties at the Town of Babylon Industrial Development Agency. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly in 2014, she was the Director of the Town of Babylon’s Wyandanch Resource Center. 

In the Assembly, Jean-Pierre has made it her mission to be a strong advocate for Long Island working families. She is a proud member of the Assembly’s Children and Families Committee, and has consistently fought for funding increases for child care and prekindergarten programs in the New York State budget. As a mother, Jean-Pierre recognizes firsthand how essential affordable child care is to growing our local economies, as well as the need to expand access to early childhood education programs to ensure positive educational outcomes. In addition to her efforts on the needs of children and families, Jean-Pierre has also worked to deliver more resources to her district to address localized flooding, the opioid epidemic and public school funding. 

Among her legislative accomplishments, Jean-Pierre in 2019 spearheaded efforts to lower the age requirement for annual mammogram screenings and passed the most comprehensive boating safety legislation in New York State history. She also helped establish New York’s first-ever prescription insulin price cap, and sponsored legislation allowing the state to revoke licenses from real estate brokers and salespersons who engage in discriminatory practices in violation of the state’s human rights law. 

Outside of school and work, Jean-Pierre has also demonstrated a commitment to various causes. She is especially involved in the Haitian-American community and is the former Vice-President of Haitian Americans United for Change Inc., (HAUC), a community grassroots organization.  

Jean-Pierre Chairs the Libraries and Education Technology Committee and sits on the Education Committee, the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, the Children and Families Committee and the Banks Committee. She was recently elected Chair of the bipartisan Legislative Women’s Caucus and is also part of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus. 

Jean-Pierre is a homeowner in Wheatley Heights and is currently raising her five-year-old daughter, Gianna, and her newborn son, Neal.