Barron made the announcement during her judicial swearing-in ceremony at the
House of the Lord Church. Ms. Plummer, who served as Chief of Staff with Council
member Charles Barron, will work in Assembly member Inez Barron's 40th AD
district office. Ms. Barron has also selected Mel Faulkner to staff the district
office. Mr. Faulkner has worked in Council member Barron's district office.
The announcement was made during the first of 2 consecutive
ceremonies celebrating Ms. Barron's new position. Judge Sylvia
Ash gave Assembly member Barron the Oath of Office at both
events - first at the House of the Lord Church, then later that
evening at St. Paul's Community Baptist Church. Rev. Herbert
Daughtry gave a historical perspective of community activism
and electoral politics. Councilman Charles Barron spoke of his
love and support for his wife.
Elected officials in attendance at the events were Judge Geraldine
Picket, Assembly members Annette Robinson, Karim Camara, and
Michael Gianaris, State Senators Eric Adams and Bill Perkins,
Council members Letitia James, Bill DiBlasio, and Eric Gioia. Others
who came to witness Ms. Barron's oath were family members and
a variety of community leaders: Dr. James McIntosh, Faye Moore
(Local 371 Public Sector Social Service Workers), David Galarza
(CSEA Local 1000), Ms. Ollie McClean, Dr. Ron Daniels and his wife
Mary France, Sam Anderson, Kevin Powell, Stan Kinard and his wife
Tulani (candidate for the 41st Council seat), Bob Law, Dr. Lenora
Fulani, and Brenda Walker.
Special acknowledgements were made to those who assisted in
getting Ms. Barron elected: Paul Washington (Inez Barron's
Campaign Manager) and his wife Peggy, Andre Mitchell, founder
of Man Up, Inc. and Hip Hop SUV (Stand Up and Vote), December 12
Movement, Operation Power, the United African Movement, and the
Coalition of the Outsiders. Noted at both events was the history
made: a siting council member and assembly member husband -
wife team covering the same geographic area at the same time.
Reverend Lawrence Lucas