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NY State Senate District 34

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Overview 

 

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Jeff Klein (D) G. Oliver Koppell (D, WF) Carl Lundgren (G)

 

Klein (D)

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Jeff Klein (D)


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Record in Office

Currently: NYS Senator for the 34th District (2005-Present); Co-Leader & President, Pro Tempore of the NYS Senate

Previous Work: NYS Assembly Member for the 80th District (1995-2004)

Education: BA, Queens College-CUNY; MPA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs; JD, CUNY- Law School


On the Issues

Housing

Proposed Mitchell-Lama 2020, which "calls upon NYS to invest $750 million over five years to restart New York's most successful middle class housing program."

Policing and Criminal Justice

Sponsored the SAFE Act and ensured funding for the SNUG Act


Endorsements

Organizations: Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers (RDWSU); Joint Council 16; District Council 9; Hotel & Motel Trades Council (HTC); Transport Worker's Union (TWU) Local 100; Uniformed Fire Officer's Association Local 94; Plumber's Local Union No. 1; Steamfitter's Local Union 638; Liberty Democratic Association; Ben Franklin Reform Democratic Club; Mason Tenders' District Council of Greater New York and Long Island; The Detectives' Endowment Association; Sergeants Benevolent Association; 1199SEIU; Superior Officers Association; Empire State Pride Agenda

Individuals: Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor; Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President; Marcos Crespo, Assembly Member (D-85); Jeff Dinowitz, Assembly Member (D-81); Mark Gjonaj, Assembly Member (D-80); Luis Sepulveda, Assembly Member (D-87); Andy Cohen, NYC Council Member (D-11); James Vacca, NYC Council Member (D-13), Assembly Member Amy Paulin (D-88); Assembly Member Michael Benedetto (D-82); Council Member Annabel Palma (D-18); Council Member Ritchie Torres (D-15); Council Member Vanessa Gibson (D-77); former Council Member June Eisland; Village of Pelham Trustee Joe Marty; Lewis Goldstein, Executive Committee of NYS Democratic Committee


Record in Office

NYS Senate Committee Assignments:

Independent Democratic Conference Membership:

Koppell (D, WF)

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G. Oliver Koppell (D, WF)

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Record in Office

Currently: Attorney, G. Oliver Koppell & Associates

Previous Work: NYC Council Member for the 11th District (2002-2013); NY Attorney General (1994); NY State Assembly Member (1970-1994)

Education: BA, Harvard University; JD, Harvard Law School


On the Issues

Civil Rights

Supports the Women's Equality Act.

Economy

Supports minimum wage increase to $15, indexed to inflation. Huffington Post

Election Reform

Supports campaign finance reform which includes public financing as a way to address public corruption.

Environment

Opposes hydrofracking and supports a moratorium on it.

Immigration

Supports the DREAM Act.

Housing

Supports repeal of the Urstadt Law, which restricts NYC from passing local rent laws that are more stringent than the state's. Huffington Post


Endorsements

Organizations: Working Families Party; Northwest Bronx for Change; Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; Amsterdam Newsl; Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club; Tenants PAC; Janel Towers Tenants Association; Public Employees Federation (PEF)

Individuals: Gustavo Rivera, NYS Senate (D-33); Liz Kreuger, NYS Senate (D-28); Betsy Gotbaum, Former NYC Public Advocate; Michael McKee, Treasurer of Tenants PAC 


Record in Office

NYC Council Committee Assignments:

Attorney General: 

Lundgren (G)

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Carl Lundgren (G)


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Currently: Chair, Bronx County Green Party

Previous Work: Candidate, Bronx Borough President (2013); Candidate, NY State Senate District 34 (2012); Candidate, NY State Assembly District 82 (2010)

Education: Coursework, NY Institute of Technology


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Candidates' statements taken from their respective websites and press releases, unless otherwise noted.