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  Monserrate, Hiram
<-  2008-01-01  
NameHiram Monserrate
Address24-12 89 St
East Elmhurst, New York , United States
Born July 12, 1967 (54 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 30, 2020 11:27pm
Tags Hispanic - Marine Corps - Convicted - Expelled - Removed From Office - ACLU - Christian -
InfoAs a Marine during the Persian Gulf Crisis, a police officer for twelve years, a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and a member of the New York City Council, Council Member Hiram Monserrate has fought to empower and protect New Yorkers.

In 2001, he became the first Latino elected to public office in Queens, winning a seat representing the 21st Council District. In 2003, he won his re-election with 75 percent of the vote.

In the Council, Monserrate serves as Co-Chair of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus and Chair of the Veterans Committee. His efforts have ensured passage of living wage legislation to improve the lives of thousands of hard-working residents and families.

As a civil rights advocate and former police officer, Monserrate led the successful fight to secure immigrants' rights and protect residents' confidentiality by working with the mayor to create a comprehensive "dont ask, dont tell" policy. The new policy mirrored proposals he put forth in his "Access Without Fear" bill to protect the city's safety by ensuring that all residents - including immigrants - have access to necessary city services.

Monserrate was raised and educated in Queens. As a graduate of Jamaica High School and Queensborough College, he went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in political science from Queens College. After graduating, he was a member of the Building Service Union, Local 32B-J. In 1984, Monserrate enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and served on active duty during the Persian Gulf Crisis, winning the National Defense Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. In 1988, he began his distinguished career as a police officer. He was a founding member of the Latino Officers Association and served as the first police officer elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union.


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Sep 17, 2018 03:20pm News Convicted Girlfriend Abuser Hiram Monserrate Will Soon Become Queens 'Power Broker,' Allies Predict  Article 123NY 
Feb 09, 2010 08:00pm News NY Senate votes to expel convicted lawmaker (Monserrate)  Article RBH 
Dec 25, 2009 12:10am News [NY State Senator] Hiram Monserrate's Christmas Party Crashed By Gay Activists (VIDEO)  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 16, 2009 01:00pm News Monserrate Walks on Felonies; Guilty of Misdemeanor Assault  Article nystate63 
Mar 23, 2009 12:00pm News [NY] State Senator [Monserrate] is indicted in stabbing  Article Monsieur 
Dec 21, 2008 11:00am News Monserrate Says He Is Innocent and Vows to Take State Senate Seat  Article nystate63 

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