Land of Opportunity
Scherie Murray was born in Jamaica, West Indies and came to New York City with her family when she was only nine years old. Growing up in Queens, Scherie learned early on about the importance of hard work, the value of a good education, and the strength of a united community.
Scherie became a legal United States citizen when she was eighteen years old. Even in high school, she seized on the many opportunities her new country had to offer. She was active in her community at a young age, serving as the captain of the gymnastics team and graduating with an outstanding community service award from Law, Government and Community Service Magnet H.S. She also worked as a Systems Analyst for NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority summer internship program. Scherie is a CUNY alumna where she was the senior editor for the college newspaper, The New Tech Times, and graduated with degrees in the field of Micro Computer Business Systems and Broadcast Journalism.
In 2004, Scherie, a young entrepreneur, founded The Esemel Group Inc. (TEG); a Television Production and Advertising Company with a mission to create jobs in the New York City Tri-State area for minorities in media. Her work with TEG opened the doors for many minorities in her community.
Scherie became Republican in college after she learned about the Party’s history and principles. The Republican Party’s platform and focus on individual liberty aligned with Scherie’s steadfast beliefs in hard work and opportunity. She went on to carry the torch as the standard-bearer for the New York Republican Party and ran for NYC Council District 31 and NYS Assembly District 29. Scherie garnered a slew of endorsements in her bids, including the Queens County Republican Party, Queens County Conservative Party, NYS Reform Party, NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Fire Marshal’s Benevolent Association, National Black Republican Council, Latino National Republican Coalition and NYS Federation of Republican Women; and former US Congressman, Robert Turner.
Scherie was duly elected in 2013 as State Committee Woman of the 29th Assembly District for the New York State Republican Party. She worked tirelessly to build the district and was an Executive Officer and Communications Chair for the Queens County Republican Party. In 2016, Scherie was a proud New York alternate delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention for Presidential designee, Donald J. Trump.
In 2017, Scherie formed the New York State Caribbean Commission on H.R. 4939 (United States – Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016). The New York State Caribbean Commission, in partnership with the Institute of Caribbean Studies’ (ICS), wrote and submitted a companion report of policy recommendations on behalf of H.R. 4939; which was added, in part, to the framework outlined by the U.S. Department of State and USAID in coordination with other executive branch agencies submitted to the White House in July 2017.
Scherie has a record of reaching across the aisle to get things done. She is driven by public policy and has over ten years of political experience. From developing and implementing communications strategies, to creating public relations messages for the Queens County Republican Party, and delivering policy recommendations to the United States Department of State, Scherie has combined her strengths to effectively garner results from a grassroots level.
Scherie is a mother who lends her time to important issues impacting her community to make it a better place for her children and your children. She is a proud advocate for veterans, small businesses, economic development, and infrastructure. Scherie promotes school choice for parents, believes in strengthening community-police relations with common-sense solutions, and wants to see comprehensive immigration reform that keeps our borders secure and fixes the major problems with our immigration process.
Scherie is living proof that the American dream is real. Today she wants to make sure that the American Dream is alive and thriving for others. She is running for Congress to #UniteTheFight to put progress ahead of politics, to bring real change to government, and to help build bridges to a better future for us all.