FIGHT FOR A SAFER COMMUNITY by increasing surveillance oversight, expanding neighborhood watch programs, and improving 911 emergency response times.
ADDRESS THE GARBAGE PROBLEM that has left trash overflowing onto our streets by organizing cleanup crews, green initiatives, and coordinating with the Department of Sanitation for additional pickup rounds.
DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES to expand summer employment, develop job training, internships, and apprenticeships with local businesses, so our young people can learn skills important for success.
IMPROVE SCHOOLS by upgrading classroom technologies, securing new textbooks, and expanding after-school and ESL programs.
– About Bernadette Semple –
My name is Bernadette Semple and I am running to be your next State Senator. I grew up with nine brothers and sisters in Laurelton and Astoria Houses. We lived in a three bedroom apartment while my parents both worked around the clock to take care of our family. From an early age, my parents taught me the importance of hard work, community service, and strong leadership.
After graduating High School, I went on to earn a degree in Economics from the College of Holy Cross. With inspiration from great mentors at Holy Cross, I pursued two masters degrees in Information Resource Management and National Security Affairs, with concentrations in Nuclear Strategic Planning and International Negotiation.