(BRONX, NY) Senator Jamaal T. Bailey hosted his district office grand opening first with the help of Fidelis Care, the Morris Heights Health Center, and the Tru 31 Community Development Corporation. The event took place at the District Office, which is located on 959 E 233rd Street on Saturday, July 15th, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The 47th precinct NYPD explorers kicked off the celebration with the color guard ceremony and the leading the community in the pledge of allegiance. Following the pledge of allegiance, office intern Jariah Rodriguez sang the national anthem.
Senator Bailey was joined by his wife and two daughters, and many of his colleagues in government including, Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Former State Senator Ruth Hassell- Thompson, NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Brian Benjamin, State Senator Kevin Parker, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Williams, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, Bronx Councilmen Andy King, Councilman Ritchie Torres, and Mount Vernon Councilwoman Lisa Copeland.
As a freshman senator, Senator Bailey was able to pass five bills during his first term. The five bills ranged from providing aid to crime victims, to expanding opportunities for employee owned businesses in the state. In addition to the main district office, Senator Bailey has also opened satellite offices in Mount Vernon at the Doles Center, and in Norwood at the Mosholu-Montefiore Community Center.