Kimberly Jean-Pierre for New York's 11th Assembly District

The Editorial Board

Includes parts north west down through the south west section of Town of Babylon and small section of south east section of Town of Oyster Bay

Running for a fourth term, Kimberly Jean-Pierre, 36, a Democrat from Wheatley Heights, knows the specific needs of her constituents.

Jean-Pierre is helping to make communities accessible with legislation to combat housing inequality. Her housing discrimination law increases penalties against real estate brokers and creates statewide standards on the prerequisites prospective homebuyers must meet to receive services. She has also secured $20 million in capital funding for public library construction and expansion statewide, focusing on digital equity needs for various communities.

Christopher Sperber, 37, a Republican from West Babylon, a former court officer working in private security, wants to address the rising cost of living, repeal all vaccine mandates, and put an end to bail reform.

Jean-Pierre's success in providing financial relief to constituents for child care and expanding eligibility for subsidized care has earned her a return to Albany to continue that work.

Newsday endorses Jean-Pierre.