Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Black Republican runs for NY State Assembly

Scherie Murray, a Queens G.O.P. district leader, has announced that she will run for the special election in NY State Assembly District 29!

Scherie S. Murray was born in Jamaica, West Indies and came to New York City with her family at the age of 9. Scherie grew up in Southeast Queens and learned early on about the importance of hard work, the value of a good education and the strength of a united community. Scherie went to I.S. 192 where she was a gymnast. She then graduated with an outstanding community service award from the Law, Government and Community Service Magnet High School (formerly Andrew Jackson H.S.) and also became the captain of her high school’s gymnastics team.

At the age of 17, Scherie worked as a systems analyst for the NYC MTA Jamaica Bus Depot as a part of the NYC summer internship program. Scherie is a CUNY Alumni. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in the field of Micro Computer Business Systems and a Bachelor of Science in the field of Broadcast Journalism. During her college tenure, Scherie taught gymnastics in an after school program at PS 105 in Far Rockaway, Queens. She also volunteered and served as senior editor on her college newspaper – The New Tech Times.

In 2004, the young entrepreneur had a vision of starting her own company. With a mission to address the needs of employment opportunities in media for minorities Scherie created The Esemel Group Inc., a Television Production and Advertising Company. Through advertising, production and programming, The Esemel Group Inc. generated employment for minorities in New York City.

Affected by community issues, Scherie ran for New York City Council District 31 in 2009 and 2013. During her bid for the 31st Council District, Scherie garnered the endorsements of the Queens County Republican Party, NYC PBA, NYPD CEA, Fire Marshal's Benevolent Association, Former Congressman Bob Turner, Former NYC Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota, National Black Republican Council, Latino National Republican Coalition and the support of the Queens Village Republican Club, District Leaders, local business owners, and residents of the 31st Council District.

Scherie was elected to the New York Republican State Committee in 2013 as District Leader and State Committee Woman of the 29th Assembly District in Queens, N.Y. Scherie is a proud Veterans advocate and continues to revitalize her district by: advocating for small businesses and economic development; promoting more school choices for parents; strengthening community police relations with common sense solutions; and starting a larger dialogue with regards to comprehensive immigration reform.