October 2018 Volume 15

NY State Assemblyman Nick Perry visits KC

Dr. Glen Laman
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KCOB Noah Nicholas “Nick” Perry visited KC recently at the request of Noel Spencer a Life Director of KCOBA NY. It was the first visit by Perry since he graduated from KC in 1970.

Perry is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He currently represents District 58, which comprises East Flatbush, as well as portions of Canarsie and Brownsville, among other neighborhoods located in the borough of Brooklyn. Perry serves as the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the New York State Assembly, and is the current Chair of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus.

Perry also serves as the Region 2 (NY and PA) Chair of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. He previously served four years as the Chairman of the New York State Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators.

Born and raised in Saint Andrew Parish in Jamaica, Noah Nicholas Perry graduated from Kingston College in Kingston, Jamaica, and worked at the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union before immigrating to the United States in 1971. [2] The following year he volunteered for the United States Army, from which he was honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist Five in 1978 after having served as an active-duty serviceman for two years and inactive reserve for four years.

Perry graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. degree in political Science. He later returned to Brooklyn College to study for an M.A. in public policy and administration.

He and his wife Joyce reside in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. Perry's granddaughter is Roc Nation recording artist, Justine Skye.

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