Barbara M. Clark, American politician, Died at 76

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Barbara M. Clark was born on June 12, 1939, in Beckley, West Virginia and died on February 22, 2016.

She represented New York State Assembly District 33, which comprises Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Hollis and St. Albans, among other neighborhoods located in Queens County, New York.

She was first elected in 1986, Barbara M. Clark ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections.

Before her death, she served as the Assistant Majority Whip and serves on several standing committees, including Children and Families, Education and Environmental Conservation, among others.

Over the years of her career, Barbara has also chaired a number of committees, including standing committees on Aging, State and Federal Relations and the New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus, a committee of female legislators from both parties and from both chambers of the New York State Legislature.

And, she serves as the Chair of the Education Committee of the Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caucus and was a member of the Steering Committee.

Barbara has also served as Vice-Chair of the National Conference of State Legislators’ Education, Labor and Job Training Committee, and was recently a member of the NCSL’s Human Services Committee.

Barbara has been a member of the Education Commission of States since 1989 and served a four-year term on that organization’s Steering Committee.

She voted against the Marriage Equality Act, in 2011.

She was raised in Beckley, West Virginia.

Clark and her husband, Thomas, have four adult children and two granddaughters.

She also resided in Cambria Heights, Queens.

Barbara M. Clark passed away at 76 yrs old.

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