Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Senator Klein Honors Community Leader Antonia Figueroa at Annual New York State Women of Distinction Celebration

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Senator Jeff Klein honored Antonia Figueroa, Female Democratic District Leader in the 85th Assembly District, at the annual Women of Distinction ceremony in Albany last night.

Since retiring from her 35-year career at Sony Music, Mrs. Figueroa has been actively involved in the local community. She currently serves as Female Democratic District Leader in the 85th Assembly District, but her leadership skills do not stop there. Mrs. Figueroa also sits on the executive committee of the Bronx Democratic County Committee, serves on both the 43rd Precinct and PSA 8 Community Council and is a member of the Neighborhood Advisory Board #9. In the latter position, Mrs. Figueroa helps to identify Community Service Block Grant priorities, which aid in the reduction of poverty and revitalize low income neighborhoods.  

“Antonia Figueroa is one of the hardest working women I know,” said Senator Klein. “Her civic engagement, leadership skills and community devotion are second to none. The Bronx is lucky to have such a brilliant role model and I’m thrilled to present Mrs. Figueroa with this year’s Women of Distinction award.”

“I am humbled and tremendously grateful to have been recognized as a Woman of Distinction,” said Antonia Figueroa. “It is such an honor to be acknowledged by Senator Klein. I could not do what I do without the help of so many women who came before me, stand beside me and learn with me. Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.”

Mrs. Figueroa will be featured alongside other honorees in a “Women of Distinction” showcase that will be in place in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

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