Roxanne J. Persaud represents the 19th Senatorial District in the New York State Senate. Born in Guyana, South America, she is a long-time Brooklyn resident, representing one of the most diverse and dynamic communities in the borough.
Before her election to the State Senate, Roxanne served her neighborhood and south Brooklyn as a staunch advocate and community leader articulating such issues as health care, public safety and community economic development. As an avid and involved member of the community Roxanne served in a number of capacities, including:
· President of the 69th Precinct Community Council in Canarsie, advocating for her community and raising issues of concern with the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
· Commission Member for the New York City Districting Commission, responsible for redrawing the New York City Council Districts after the 2010 Census results were available for review and analysis;
· Member of the Community Action Board of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), representing her neighborhood’s needs for summer youth programs and after school programs with the City; and
· Chairperson of DYCD’s Neighborhood Advisory Board for District 18, helping to advise on how best the Community Block grants program that the City receives from the federal government can better serve low-income areas of District 18.
Roxanne is a graduate of Pace University, holding Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Education Administration.
Roxanne J. Persaud
77 Conklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236.