New York State Assembly Member, District 29
Alicia L. Hyndman was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 10, 2015
in the 29th AD, encompassing the neighborhoods of Laurelton, Rosedale, St. Albans, Addisleigh
Park, Hollis, Springfield Gardens and Jamaica. The daughter of Caribbean immigrants,
Assemblywoman Hyndman emigrated to the U.S. from London, England as a young child. She
spent her formative years growing up in Hollis & South Ozone Park attending public schools, PS
34, IS 109, JHS 226 & John Adams High School.
Prior to being elected to the State Legislature, Assemblywoman Hyndman worked
closely with community stakeholders as an active member of Community Boards 12Q, and 13Q,
serving as a member of the Boards Education Committees, and also as a regular participant of
the Rosedale Civic Association. Additionally, Assemblywoman Hyndman served on the NYC
Department of Education’s Community District Education Council 29 (CEC 29) for ten years, the
last four years as President. Leading the advocacy for the 36 elementary and middle schools in
the district, through collaborative leadership, she was able to bring in $30 million in capital
funding for technology upgrades, facilities improvements, playground rehabilitation and other
amenities to enhance the quality of education for students.
Assemblywoman Hyndman’s professional career spans over a decade and a half with
the NYS Department of Education as a Senior Professional Conduct Investigator, overseeing
trade and vocational schools. She previously has held many positions in the fields of education
and higher learning including but not limited to: Counselor for the Brooklyn College Talent
Search Program; Director of Minority Affairs at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of
NYIT; Assistant with the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education.
Assemblywoman Hyndman also helped create the Long Island Barber Institute which graduated
hundreds of Queens residents, allowing them to obtain jobs and become entrepreneurs, and
opening dozens of establishments throughout the Borough.
As a longtime community education advocate, Assemblywoman Hyndman will focus
heavily on bringing resources and information back into the community to support youth and
senior services, alleviate flooding, grow small businesses, and provide access to living wage
jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities. She will continue her advocacy in Albany as a tireless
fighter for residents of the 29th Assembly District.
Assemblywoman Hyndman holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of
New York at New Paltz, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Framingham State
College, Mass. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She currently
resides in Rosedale, Queens with her two lovely daughters Nia and Nyla.