Klein Honored By Cuny Law School Named Outstanding Public Service Alum
ALBANY-In the historic War Room of the Capitol, Senator Jeff Klein was honored by his alma mater, the City University of New York Law School, as one of three outstanding public service alumni. Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer and Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell, were also recognized. The Senator was feted for his exemplary 14 year career in the state legislature. A life long public servant, Senator Klein attended CUNYLawSchool while working full time as the Chief of Staff for Congressman James Scheuer of Queens. After graduating with honors, Klein became active in Bronx politics serving on Community Board 11 as the Chair of Youth Services, and as both a District Leader and Democratic Committeeman before being elected to the New York State Assembly in 1994, and then the Senate in 2004.
“Whether I am working to mitigate the effects of the subprime lending crisis on New York homeowners, helping to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors, or striving to make the investment decisions of state pension funds more socially responsible, I am mindful of my moral obligation to serve the needs of others and proud to be carrying on the tradition of public service that was first instilled in me at CUNY,” said Klein.