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I'm Melissa Sklarz and I'm Working for Queens

My name is Melissa and I am running for the New York State Assembly’s 30th District, which includes the neighborhoods of Maspeth and Woodside and parts of Astoria, Sunnyside, Long Island City, and Middle Village. Throughout history, New Yorkers have led the nation when it comes to progressive values and policy. From women’s suffrage, to the Stonewall riots, to most recently leading the nation on raising the minimum wage.

However, there is much more to do.

I have been advocating for New Yorkers my entire life, but realized that after the 2016 election, this is no time to be on the sidelines. With our transportation network in crisis, the assault on New Yorkers with the Trump budget that slashes billions in federal assistance to vital programs, and women still lacking proper representation, I am determined to make sure all voices are heard in Albany. I am ready to USE my years of experience advocating for New Yorkers.

It is time for a representative who will fight with you and for you.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Department of Transportation announced that they will be holding a long awaited bike and pedestrian safety town hall on the same night as my event, Monday, March 26. As a result this event has been moved to Tuesday, March 27. Hope you can make it! TO RSVP: Click HERE Melissa Sklarz Candidate for […]


By Benjamin Fang, Queens Ledger –  Woodside resident Melissa Sklarz made history in 1999 when she became the first trans person elected to office in New York. She won a judicial delegate seat in Manhattan, and has since served in a variety of roles for the Democratic Party. Nearly two decades later, Sklarz is seeking […]


By Bill Parry Woodside resident Melissa Sklarz announced Tuesday she will mount a primary challenge against state Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Maspeth) in September. Sklarz, a longtime Democratic party insider, is the first transgender person to run in the 30th Assembly District, which includes Woodside and Maspeth, as well as parts of Middle Village, Astoria, Long […]



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