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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

**FILE** New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Associated Press)

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo launches statewide task force to collect LGBT data

New York has launched a statewide task force to collect sexual orientation data on residents as part of a comprehensive effort to improve services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Published July 24, 2014