2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 31st City Council District

Scherie S. Murray

Party Enrolled In: Republican

Current Occupation: Community Activist

Previous Occupation(s): The Esemel Group Inc.-CEO; Whatz Up New York-News Anchor; NYC College of Technology Tech Times-Senior Editor; NYC PS 105-After School Gymnastics Coach

Education: B.S.-Broadcast Journalism; A.S.-Micro Computer Business Systems; Law Government & Community Service HS-Diploma

Organizational Affiliations: The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York; CUNY Alumni; ATHGO Global Innovation Forum; Queens Republican Party; Queens Village Republican Club

Prior Public Experience: Mother; Community Activist; Volunteer

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 31 you would address if elected?

One of the most important issues I would address if elected as your City Council member would be Jobs. Starting a new business is a great way to create local jobs. There are many manufacturing and customer service companies looking to set up offices in communities like Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and Far Rockaway. I will work diligently with public and private sector organizations to ensure that resources and funds are available to help stimulate economic developments in our communities. Also, with the construction of a pool in Brookville Park qualified residents will have the opportunity to bid for a contracting job.


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

Other important issues I would address if elected are Education and Gun Violence. As a new mom I want to ensure that our children are getting an education that will allow them to compete in a global economy. Alternative School Options and programs can and should be implemented to address these educational concerns. I also want to ensure that our children are safe and getting bullets off of our streets is a solution. I will introduce the Bullet Buy Back Program as one of my platforms to help combat gun violence in our community and across the five Boroughs.


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

I am the best candidate for City Council because I can offer solutions to the issues that are important to you. Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and Far Rockaway I am a new generation of leadership. We have had the same City Council leadership for the past 12 years; 12 years is enough. Its time for a New Generation. Its time for New Ideas and Solutions. On November 5, 2013 vote Scherie S. Murray because its time for New Leadership.


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Party Key
  • D = Democratic
  • JE = Jobs & Education
  • R = Republican