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For the last five years, Terry Clements has fought for us as our County Legislator. Now she’s running for re-election to keep fighting for working families, for our environment, and to make our communities safe and welcoming to all. She is an educator and long-time community leader along the Sound Shore. Terry doesn’t pound the table or make a scene, but works hard to deliver results for her constituents.



Terry Clements and community

Terry Clements is a teacher at Columbus Elementary School and a former Adjunct Professor at Fordham University. She has represented New Rochelle, Pelham, and Pelham Manor since winning a Special Election in April 2018 and is now in her third term in office. Terry resides in New Rochelle with her husband and has two daughters and three grandchildren.

She is currently the Chair of the Black Democrats of Westchester, serves as Vice Chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee, is a member of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, and is a former State Committee Woman representing the 88th Assembly District.

Terry is an active member of various community organizations such as the New Rochelle Lions Club, Jack and Jill of America Westchester Associate Chapter, Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators, Parent Teacher Association, New Rochelle FUSE, New York State United Teachers, and the American Federation of Teachers.

As the former President of the New Rochelle Lions Club, Terry organized 'Lend a Hand to Haiti,' a fundraising event for the victims of the Haitian earthquake. The money raised was donated to Habitat for Humanity, the Lions International Foundation, and the Red Cross. Terry has also held various positions in the Lions Club and has partnered with the New Rochelle School District Health Office to provide free glasses for students in need. She has been actively involved in local community issues and served as a former member of the New Rochelle Advisory Committee on Boating and Marinas, Advisory Committee on Parks and Recreation, and the Latino Advisory Council.

Before moving to New Rochelle, Terry Clements worked as a talent manager and consultant in the entertainment industry. She began her career with a small television production company in New York before relocating to Chicago where she became a co-principal in a recording studio. In an effort to promote and market the studio, Terry and her colleagues developed the concept of "Studio Jams," which were live commercial-free concerts featuring famous recording artists such as Kenny Loggins, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, the Charlie Daniels Band, Foreigner, and many others.


Terry graduated from Antioch College with a B.A. in Anthropology, Fordham University with an M.S. in Elementary Education, and most recently received a TESOL certificate from Long Island University.

Terry Clements with community
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