Barbara M. Clark
(born June 12, 1939) represents New York State Assembly
District 33, which comprises Bellerose
, Cambria Heights
and St. Albans
, among other neighborhoods located in Queens County, New York
First elected in 1986, Clark ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections
. She currently serves as the Assistant Majority Whip
and serves on several standing committees, including Children and Families, Education and Environmental Conservation, among others. Throughout her career she has also chaired a number of committees, including standing committees on Aging, State and Federal Relations and the New York State Legislative Women's Caucus, a committee of female legislators from both parties and from both chambers of the New York State Legislature. Currently she serves as the Chair of the Education Committee of the Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus and is a member of the Steering Committee.
She has also served as Vice-Chair of the National Conference of State Legislators
' Education, Labor and Job Training Committee, and is currently a member of the NCSL's Human Services Committee. She has been a member of the Education Commission of States since 1989 and served a four-year term on that organization's Steering Committee.
Clark was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia
. She and her husband, Thomas, have four adult children and two granddaughters.<ref... Read More