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 another seat, this time in Albany representing Queens.
Sklarz is running for the 30th Assembly District, which includes Woodside, Maspeth and Middle Village. She will challenge incumbent Brian Barnwell in the Democratic Primary, currently set for September 13.
“I have vast experience in many different issues,” Sklarz said in a March 7th interview. “I would like to use that experience to do service for our neighborhoods.”
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