New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel has decided not to seek re-election. Ms. Schimel, who has served eight years in the Assembly representing the 16th Assembly District, will serve out her term through December 31, 2016.
“The Assembly is the best job I have ever had. I am leaving in love with a great institution— ‘The People’s House’. It has been a privilege to serve my wonderful, enlightened, and engaged Assembly District. I look forward to the next chapter in my life.”
A former resident of Great Neck, Schimel currently resides in Port Washington. She is active in many local organizations and is well liked.
A lifelong community activist, Michelle serves on the board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV), the largest citizens’ group in New York State dedicated to reducing gun-related violence. In 1995, as Vice President and member of the Executive Board of NYAGV, Michelle and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy co-founded the Long Island Chapter.
Prior to the Assembly, Ms. Schimel was elected Town Clerk of North Hempstead for seven years.