Dora Young, the female Democratic district leader for the 29th Assembly District Part A, died Saturday following a long battle with an undisclosed illness, her relatives and colleagues said.
Young, 93, served in the position for nearly 40 years and was active in the political scene in southeast Queens as the co-leader of the Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club.
“She came at a time when there were a lot of struggles. Struggles for the first black judge, the first black state senator,” said former Councilman Archie Spigner, who worked with Young for decades as both the male district leader for the 29th Assembly District Part A and the co-leader of the Brewer Democratic Club.
She also served as a city clerk at Queens Borough Hall where she worked in the marriage bureau for 25 years.
Young, who lived in St. Albans, was married to Evey Young until he died 25 years ago. They did not have any children.
A funeral service has been scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Benedict the Moor Church at 171-17 110th Ave., according to Spigner.