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Helen Marshall was elected Queens Borough President in 2001 succeeding the term-limited Claire Shulman. Prior to being elected Borough President, Marshall served on the New York City Council from 1992 to 2001, an office she vacated due to term limits. Prior to being a city councilwoman, Marshall served for nine years in the New York State Assembly. In both the City Council and State Assembly, Marshall represented Queens.

As Borough President, Marshall has made marketing Queens as a tourist destination one of her priorities.

In 2005 Marshall won a second term, defeating her Republican and Conservative challenger Philip T. Sica with 75% of the vote to his 25%. She was inaugurated to her second term as President of the Borough of Queens on January 3, 2006 in a ceremony held at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Marshall outlined her plans for the next four years including health care, education, housing and new park projects.

On July 1, 2009 she appointed Dennis M. Walcott to the reconstituted New York City Board of Education. The Board then voted to name Walcott as president of the board. [1]

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  1. ^ Phoebe Neidl, "Mayoral Control Expires: Brooklyn’s Carlo Scissura Appointed to ‘Temporary’ Board of Education" "Brooklyn Eagle" July 1, 2009 http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=31&id=29255
New York Assembly
Preceded by
John Lopresto
New York State Assembly, 35th District
1983–1991
Succeeded by
Jeffrion Aubry
Political offices
Preceded by
Walter McCaffrey
New York City Council, 21st District
1992–2001
Succeeded by
Hiram Monserrate
Preceded by
Claire Shulman
Borough president of Queens
2002–present
Incumbent

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