Caribbean legislator Malcolm A. Smith is not allowing either his recent mistrial or his short delay from operating in Albany, NY, as a New York state senator, to interrupt his plans for constituents in Queens, N.Y.
The 14th Senate District leader admitted securing necessary funding for Southeast Queens in the 2014-2015 state budget.
Among the resolutions he noted passing are: Queensborough Council for Social Welfare, Eagle Academy for Young Men of Southeast Queens, Rev. Henry Simmons of St. Albans Greater Congregational Church, The Laurelton Club of National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, The Ambassador For Christ International Outreach Ministry, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, The Rev. Phil Craig, The Greater Springfield Community Church, The Rev. Russell T. Marquis 10th Anniversary (Shiloh Baptist Church of Jamaica), Queens Interagency Council on Aging 43rd Annual Anniversary Celebration and The Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Queens and Vicinity.
As one of the leaders in supporting the High Speed Rail Empire Corridor plan, the New York State DREAM ACT, tax exemptions on residential mortgages purchased by owners receiving state or federal buyout of residences – which had been destroyed as a result of Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, mandatory labeling of genetically modified food and Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Smith has collaborated with various organizations to end human trafficking and increase fair wages for union members.
The elected official listed his recent proudest achievements as: $613 million from the JP Morgan settlement to help mitigate areas impacted by foreclosure, $3 million to Operation SNUG Anti-Gun Gang Violence Program and $30 million to York College for construction of the Academic Village and Conference Center.
While Smith prepares for a rigorous re-election campaign, the public can look forward to the popular senator joining forces with entertainment icon LL Cool J at the 12th Annual Jump And Ball Tournament in Queens to be held in August.