Alicia Hyndman

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Alicia Hyndman
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Member of the New York Assembly from the 29th District
Assumed office
January 10, 2016
Preceded byWilliam Scarborough
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Children2
Alma materSUNY New Paltz B.A.
Framingham State College M.P.A.
WebsiteOfficial website

Alicia L. Hyndman is the Assembly member for the 29th District of the New York State Assembly. She is a Democrat. The district includes portions of Laurelton, Rosedale, St. Albans, Addisleigh Park, Hollis, Springfield Gardens and Jamaica in Queens.

Life and career[edit]

Hyndman was born in London, England to parents who had immigrated from the Caribbean, and moved at a very young age to New York City, where her parents settled in the Queens neighborhoods of Hollis, and subsequently South Ozone Park. She would attend public schools, graduating from John Adams High School.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY New Paltz and later a Masters of Public Administration from Framingham State College in Massachusetts.[1] She worked in education policy at the New York State Department of Education, Brooklyn College, and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.[2]

Hyndman served as President of the Community District Education Council 29 - a group of volunteer parents that advise the NYC School Chancellor on dozens of schools in Southeast Queens.[3] As President of CDEC 29, she organized opposition to co-location proposals throughout her school district including I.S.59Q[4] and P.S.15Q[5] Under her leadership, CDEC 29 also voted to approve 'middle school choice' which allows parents in the school district to select from any middle school in their area.[6] She also helped to lobby for the construction of a new school in the heart of St. Albans after a local Catholic school closed.[7]

Hyndman resides in Rosedale, Queens with her two daughters.[8]

New York Assembly[edit]

NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie leads a press conference with his Democratic Conference following negotiations with Governor Cuomo and Senate Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk)

In 2015, Assemblyman William Scarborough was convicted of a felony for the inappropriate use of state funds, and as a result was forced to relinquish his seat in the Assembly.[9] With a special election called, Hyndman was nominated by the Queens Democratic Party to replace him. Facing nominal opposition, Hyndman went on to win the seat on November 3, 2015 with 91.35% of the vote.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Frontrunner? Dems Throw Support Behind CEC 29's Alicia Hyndman". Southeast Queens Press. 2015-05-29. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  2. ^ "Queens Assembly Candidate Praises Convicted Predecessor, Critiques Mayoral Control". Observer. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  3. ^ "Queens Assembly Candidate Praises Convicted Predecessor, Critiques Mayoral Control". Observer. 2015-07-20. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  4. ^ "Success Academy attempts to move into IS 59 in Southeast Queens". New York Daily News. 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  5. ^ "Parents disapprove of charter school at PS15". Times Ledger. 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  6. ^ "District 29 nears vote on choosing middle schools". Times Ledger. 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  7. ^ "DOE plans new elementary school for St. Albans". Times Ledger. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  8. ^ "Full Interview with Assembly Candidate Alicia Hyndman". NY1. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  9. ^ "Hyndman gets Democratic backing in 29th Assembly District". Queens Chronicle. 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  10. ^ "After 30 years GOPer runs for Scarborough seat". Times Ledger. 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-14.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Scarborough
New York Assembly, 29th District
2016–present
Incumbent