Jean-Pierre said she has worked hard to help bring quality jobs to the district for residents, encourage affordable housing and make sure that local schools receive enough state funding. She said she has worked to lower property taxes through the STAR program and brought home funding to the district. She notes she got $30,000 for community programs both in Copiague and Lindenhurst to help parents and schools combat drugs through preventive programs.
Jean-Pierre, 32, of Wyandanch, is on the Democrat, Independence, Reform and Working Families lines. She is seeking a second term in the Assembly. Before her election, she was director of the Wyandanch Resource Center, helping local residents find jobs, write resumes and learn job skills. Earlier, she was a vice president of properties for the Babylon Town Industrial Development Agency for nine months. Before that, she worked as community outreach director for former Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) for three years and as an aide to Suffolk Legis. DuWayne Gregory for two years. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Jean-Pierre earned a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College in 2005. She received a master’s degree in public policy from Stony Brook University in 2007. Jean-Pierre serves on the Assembly economic development, mental health, local government, transportation and banks committees and is a member of the Assembly’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus. She is engaged to be married and has one daughter.