Arcus Foundation's Andrea Marra Announces Challenge to State Senator Jose Peralta
Andrea Marra, a Jackson Heights resident and LGBTQ activist, officially announced her run against incumbent state Senator Jose Peralta on Feb. 6.
If Marra wins, she would become the first Asian-American elected to the state Senate and first transgender elected official to serve in the state Legislature. She is running to represent Senate District 13, which encompasses Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst and Woodside.
Marra has lived in Jackson Heights since 2009 and has worked for organizations such as Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), served as a co-director of a Korean community organization, worked for the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and currently works in communications for the Arcus Foundation, a foundation focused on LGBT rights, social justice issues and conservation...