Who is Scherie Murray?
Scherie Murray is a New-York businesswoman who ran for Congress in 2020 as a Republican against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Murray declared her candidature on Twitter accusing Ocasio-Cortez of caring more about seeking “celebrity and publicity” than representing New York’s 14th district. However, she withdrew before the Republican primary on June 23, 2020.
She added, “There’s a crisis in Queens and it’s called AOC. She isn’t worried about us – she’s worried about being famous.” Previously being an immigrant from Jamaica, Murray started her own company with the aim of advancing opportunities for minority groups in New York City.
According to Fox News, Scherie ran for the New York State Assembly in 2015 as a candidate for District 29. She lost the election to Democrat Alicia Hyndman in a landslide earning just about 7% of the vote. Murray had her first experience working for a public service agency at age 17. Then, she interned for the New York City MTA Jamaica Bus Depot as a systems analyst.
Despite Murray’s alignment with the Republican Party, she says she was inspired to get into politics in 2009 by Barack Obama.
“As a black man, I think he really heavy-handedly secured the African-American vote and continues to be universally embraced by our community,” she told VICE News. “I was inspired by him and not really looking at party politics as a younger person. You want to get involved and you want to make a difference, and in a community like Southeast Queens, there aren’t many in the Republican Party to guide you.”
How Old is Scherie Murray?
Murray is 38 years old as of 2019. She was born around 1980-1981 in Jamaica West Indies.
Scherie Murray Education
Murray attended the Law, Government, and Community Service Magnet High School in Cambria Heights, Queens. She was the captain of her high school gymnastics team. Scherie says that during college, she stayed involved in gymnastics by coaching at an after-school program in Far Rockaway, Queens. She has shared that she attended college through the city university system in NYC.
Murray earned an Associate Degree in Micro Computer Business Systems and a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she also served as an editor of the college newspaper the New Tech Times as a student.
Scherie Murray Family
Murray immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was nine years old. Her family settled in southeast Queens in New York City.
Scherie Murray Husband
Is Scherie Murray married? Murray is married but she has not revealed the identity of her husband or any information regarding her marriage.
Scherie Murray Children
Murray has children though she has not yet revealed their identity. She has previously shared that she stepped away from the company to focus on raising her children.
Scherie Murray Company
Murray became a business founder when she launched the Esemel group in 2004. Esemel group is a television production and advertising company. On her campaign website, she says that the mission intended was to “address the lack of minorities in media” and create employment opportunities. Based on a search of online records, the Esemel Group does not appear to be registered with the New York Department of State.
Scherie Murray For Congress
In a phone interview with Fox News, Murray said that she feels Ocasio-Cortez is not doing enough to make sure people in the district have access to well-paying jobs. She has called the proposed Green New Deal a “job-killing” idea.
She slammed Ocasio-Cortez for “killing the Amazon New York deal.” In the deal, Amazon had planned to build a second headquarters in Long Island City in Queens. It canceled the plan amid backlash from some lawmakers and union leaders, mainly over tax incentives the city had offered to the company.
In her campaign video, she referenced the Amazon deal by stating, “Queens and the Bronx needs someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away.” She also repeatedly referenced bridges and stated that she has always been willing to work with people of different backgrounds and political parties.
Scherie Murray Net Worth
Looking at her career being a businesswoman, Murray is believed to be worth a great amount of money.