Queens, state committeewoman Scherie S. Murray has already conceded that while Republicans rule the state, Democrats control the city.
The Republican District Leader lost her bid Tuesday, to join upstate legislators in Albany by representing the 29th Assembly District.
Throughout the year, she had been advocating for residents of Rosedale, Jamaica, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Addisleigh Park and St. Albans.
Using the theme “New, Leadership, Now,” the Jamaica-born, CUNY alumni, vociferously stated her goal to revolutionize the position she sought.
While on the campaign trail she vowed “as your assemblywoman securing more state funding for southeast Queens will be my top priority in Albany.”
However, by a mere 83 points, all her hopes were dashed to Democrat Alicia Hyndman, a former president of the local community educational council.
From all accounts, Murray will not concede to abandoning the desire to represent the Queens district she has resided since age nine when along with her family moved from the Caribbean island to the area.
She attended IS 192 and Andrew Jackson High School.
Since graduating from college with degrees in micro computer business systems and broadcast journalism, Murray has worked in a number of professions from media, teacher at after-school program at PS 105 in Far Rockaway to her current position as state committeewoman.
Despite the loss, the young, ambitious, community-minded activist imprinted a slight victory for her party as the first Republican to run for the seat in nearly 30 years.
Republicans are considered powerfully aligned in Albany, but in the city Democrats swept most of the contested seats.
They held on to the Brooklyn Senate seat previously held by John L. Sampson, and to William Scarborough’s Queens Assembly seat.
Despite convictions of the two disgraced, criminally-charged politicians, voters loyal to the Democratic Party reclaimed the seats.
In the Brooklyn race, Roxanne Persaud, Canarsie’s Democrat in the Assembly beat republican Jeffrey Ferretti by 77 points.
In another Assembly district covering parts of south Brooklyn, Pamela Harris, a Democrat, won the race to replace Alec Brook-Krasny, a Democrat who allegedly retired from the political arena to work in the private sector.
Harris, a retired corrections officer, defeated Lucretia Regina-Potter, the Republican rival by 25 points to win the 46th assembly seat. She will represent parts of Syracuse, Coney Island, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and a chunk of Brighton Beach and Bath Beach.
Another crushing defeat for Republicans in the Assembly found Democrat Pamela Hunter up 17 points above figures for Republican John Sharon.