District 42 - Council Member - Democrat
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Inez Barron

Inez Barron

District 42 - Council Member - Democrat

Inez Barron was elected to the NYC Council in 2013, after having served 5
years in the NYS Assembly. Her political service follows a distinguished career
of public service in the NYC Department of Education.
Inez is the daughter of George and Margaret R. Smith, who raised her to “put
God first.” Inez credits her parents with instilling in her the value of education
and pride in her culture. Their encouragement to her was “always give your best,
do your best, be your best and expect the best.” Inez Barron is succeeding her
husband, Hon.Charles Barron as Council Member of the 42nd Council District.
Inez and Charles are the parents of Jelani Johnson and Jawanza Barron.
For more than fifty years, Ms. Barron has been actively engaged in protesting
against civil and human injustices such as segregation, discrimination,
apartheid, exclusion of Africa from the NYC curriculum, police misconduct and
environmental racism. Read more.