Jeremiah Frei-Pearson is a child advocate and civil rights attorney living in Astoria, Queens, New York. In April 2010, Frei-Pearson announced he was running for State Assembly in Queens - District 36. In 2009 and 2010, activists encouraged him to run for state Senate in the Democratic primary against incumbent George Onorato. Frei-Pearson is very active in Western Queens. As a pro bono lawyer for Western Queens Power for the People, he helped get a $63 million dollar settlement from ConEdison for the people of Queens after the 2006 blackout. Frei-Pearson received no share of this judgment, which was used to give $100 rebates to people who lost power and to fund greening projects in Queens. As a leader of Western Queens for Marriage Equality, he organized the largest rally in Athens Park history, where 2,500 people rallied for equality. He is also involved in Astorians United Against Hate Crimes, the Long Island City Alliance, the Coalition for a Better Astoria, Democracy for New York City, and the New York Lawyers' Democratic Counsel. Frei-Pearson attended Skidmore University as an undergraduate. In college, he interned for the late Senator Ted Kennedy.