Larry B. Seabrook
Party enrolled in: Democratic
Occupation: In 2001, New York City Council Member Larry B. Seabrook made history as the first African American to hold an office in three legislative branches: New York State Assembly (first minority candidate to be elected from the 83rd Assembly District), New York State Senate (33rd District of the Bronx/Westchester), and in his current elected position as a Member of the New York City Council.
Occupational background: For nearly twenty years, Council Member Seabrook has compiled a distinguished record of public service in the Bronx. His accomplishments reflect his deep commitment to the needs of the people. His tireless efforts resulted in the creation of the SUNY North Bronx Career Counseling and Outreach Center 1997 to offer academic and vocational training programs for residents of all ages in the Northeast Bronx. The center provides GED prep, computer literacy programs, career training in home healthcare, medical billing and security. To date, more than 750 students graduated from this program and thousands more have benefited from its services.
Educational background: Seabrook is a Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, holds a BA Degree in History and Urban Studies, a MA Degree in Political Science and International Affairs, and a Juris Doctor Degree from CUNY Law School in Queens. He was a recipient of the John Jay College Distinguished Award and the President Medal. Seabrook was also listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in 1973.
Organizational affiliations: Drawing on his experience and expertise, he also served as the Chairman of the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Equal Opportunity, Chairman of the Sub Committee on Crime Victims and Criminal Procedures and Chairman of the Assembly Sub-Committee on Drug Abuse and the Criminal Offender.
Prior public experience: During his tenure with the New York State Assembly, he created the "Drug Trader Arrests and Conviction Program" (DTAC) that led to over a thousand drug-related arrests and liberated Bronx neighborhoods from the scourge of drugs, drug-related crimes and violence. This model program won strong bi-partisan support and recognition and earned editorial praise from the Daily News, which declared, "If ever there was a gold medal in the war against drugs, Assemblyman Larry Seabrook should be considered."