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NY State Senate District 20


«NY State Senate District 19 NY State Senate District 31»

Overview 

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Rubain Dorancy (D)

Jesse Hamilton (D)

Guillermo Philpotts (D)

 

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Rubain Dorancy (D)


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Currently: Principal and Owner, Triad Consulting Strategies

Previous Work: Senior Administrator, NYC Department of Education; Vice President, Community School Board ; Chair, Haitian American Association for Political Action-PAC (HAAPA-PAC)

Education: BA, CCNY; MS/MPA, Baruch College; JD, Brooklyn Law School; SDA/SBA certificates, Long Island University School of Education


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Organizations: Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn; New Kings Democrats; 1199SEIU; Amsterdam News; Teamsters Joint Council 16; CWA District 1; CWA Local 1109; New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV); Empire State Pride Agenda; Citizens Union; NY Daily News

Individuals: Mayor Bill de Blasio; Hakeem Jeffries, US House of Representatives (NY-8); Yvette Clarke, US House of Representatives (NY-9); Former Council Member Una Clarke (D-40); Council Member Jumaane Williams (D-45); Council Member Antonio Reynoso (D-34); Council Member Carlos Menchaca

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Jesse Hamilton (D)

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Currently: Director, State Senate 20th District Office; Attorney, NYC Department of Finance; District Leader (D-43); President, Lincoln Civic Block Association; President of the Rosa Parks Independent Democratic Organization

Previous Work: Legal Counsel, State Senate District 20 Office; Vice President of Community Board 8, Crown Heights

Education: BS, Ithaca College; JD, Seton Hall University; MBA, Long Island University


On the Issues

Source for Jesse Hamilton's issue stances, unless marked otherwise: Gotham Gazette Questionnaire


Endorsements

Organizations: Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats; 32BJ SEIU; New York Communities for Change; Tenants PAC; Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180; Bridge and Tunnel Officers Benevolent Association; the Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12; District Council 37 (DC 37); United Federation of Teachers (UFT); New York State United Teachers (NYSUT); Transportation Workers Union (TWU); AFL-CIO; Uniformed Fire Officers Association; Metal Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46; Local 14 Operating Engineers; Local 94 Operating Engineers; Independent Neighborhood Democrats; Stars and Stripes Democrats; Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform

Individuals: Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President; Velmanette Montgomery, NYS Senate (D-25); former Congress member Ed Towns (D-11, D-10); former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz; Brad Lander, NYC Council (D-39); Steve Levin, NYC Council (D-33); Darlene Mealy, NYC Council (D-41); Vincent Gentile, NYC Council (D-43); Alan Maisel, NYS Assembly (D-59); Karim Camara, NYS Assembly (D-43); Nick Perry, NYS Assembly (D-58); Felix Ortiz, NYS Assembly (D-51); Joan Millman, NYS Assembly (D-52); Rhoda Jacobs, NYS Assembly (D-42); Annette Robinson, NYS Assembly (D-56); Maritza Davila, NYS Assembly (D-53); Steve Cymbrowitz, NYS Assembly (D-45); Bill Colton, NYS Assembly (D-47); Peter Abate, NYS Assembly (D-49); Alec Brook-Krasny, NYS Assembly (D-46); Jo Ann Simon, Candidate for NYS Assembly (D-52); John Liu, Former NYC Council Member and Comptroller, Candidate for NYS Assembly (SD-11); Bill Thompson, Former City Comptroller and Mayoral Candidate

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Guillermo Philpotts (D)

 

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


 

NY State Senate District 19


«NY State Senate District 14 NY State Senate District 20»

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Sean Henry (D)

John Sampson (D)

Dell Smitherman (D, WF)

Elias Weir (D, C)

Evelin Laussell (D, R)       


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Sean Henry (D)

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Currently: Consultant, Hudson Guild

Previous Work: Director of Homelessness Prevention Services & Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Homeless Services; Program Manager, NYC Department of Homeless Services; 863rd Reserve Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army

Education: MPA, New York University; BA, Southern Illinois University


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Organizations: Lambda Independent Democrats (LID)

Individuals: Regina Powell, Community Activist 

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John Sampson (D)

Website - Official Senator's Page
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Record in Office

Currently: NY State Senator for the 19th District

Previous Work: Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of New York

Education: BA, Brooklyn College-CUNY; JD, Albany Law School


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Organizations: Brooklyn Democratic Party

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Dell Smitherman (D, WF)

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Currently: Political Coordinator, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Previous Work: Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of New York

Education: Queens College-CUNY


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Organizations: Working Families Party; 1199SEIU; Brooklyn Young Democrats; CWA District 1; UAW Region 9A; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500; Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union; DC9 Painters; The Met Council on Housing; Local 46 Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Iron Workers; Teamsters Joint Council 16; 32BJ SEIU; Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; Amsterdam News; Empire State Pride Agenda; Citizens Union; NY Daily News

Individuals: NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo; NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio; NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

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Elias Weir (D, C)

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Currently: Acting President, Canarsie by Choice; Member of South Canarsie Civic Association; Advisor, Canarise Bridges Advisory Council; President, Canarsie Civic Association

Previous Work: Local #3 I.B.E.W. Union Representative; Auxiliary Police Officer; PTA President

Education: BA, New York Institute of Technology; Additional studies at Baruch College and Pace University


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*Source for Elias Weir's issue stances: Gotham Gazette Questionnaire


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Evelin Laussell (R)

 

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

 

NY State Senate District 14


 

«NY State Senate District 11 NY State Senate District 19»

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Munir Avery (D)

Leroy Comrie (D, WF)

Malcolm Smith (D)

 


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Munir Avery (D)

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Currently: Estate Attorney and Legal Counsel, Munir Avery Law Firm; Counsel to Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz; Board Member, Blanche Community Progress Day Care Center; Vice President, Adlai Stevenson Regular Democratic Club

Previous Work: Assistant District Attorney, Queens County; Director of Constituent Services, NYC Council Member Diana Reyna

Education: BA, SUNY Albany; JD, Fordham University


On the Issues

*Source for Munir Avery's issue stances: Gotham Gazette Questionnaire 


Endorsements

Organizations: UNITE HERE Local 100; Alliance of South Asian American Labor; Muslim Democratic Club of New York; Bangladeshi American Advocacy Group

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Leroy Comrie (D, WF)

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Currently: Queens Deputy Borough President

Previous Work: Candidate, Queens Borough President (2013); NYC Council Member, District 27 (2001-2013) (Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman, Land Use Committee); Board Member, Community School Board District 29

Education: Bachelor's Degree, University of Bridgeport, CT


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Organizations: Queens County Democrats; Council of School Supervisors & Administrators Local 1; Working Families Party; Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club; Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500; Communications Workers of America Local 1182; CSA; Mason Tenders; Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1056 and 1179; American Federation of School Administrators; AFL-CIO; Teamsters Joint Council 16; 1199SEIU; Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; Amsterdam News; Empire State Pride Agenda; Public Employees Federation (PEF); Citizens Union; The New York League of Conservation Voters; Transport Union Workers Local 100; NY Daily News

Individuals: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio; Joe Crowley, US House of Representatives (NY-14); I. Daneek Miller, NYC Council (D-27); Donovan Richards, NYC Council (D-31); Gregory Meeks, US House of Representatives (NY-5); Rory Lancman, NYC Council (D-24)

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Malcolm Smith (D)

Website-Official Senator's Page
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Record in Office

Currently: NY State Senator for the 14th District (2000-present)

Previous Work: National advance staff for Vice-Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro; City Hall assistant to former Mayor Edward I. Koch; Chief aide to former City Councilman Archie Spigner; Senior aide to former Congressman Floyd H. Flake; Founder of Smith Development Corporation; President of Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica

Education: BS, Fordham University; MBA, Adelphi University


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Organizations: District Council 37

Individuals:  Former Congressman Rev. Roy Flake


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Fraud and Bribery Charges: In April 2013, Smith was arrested by the FBI on federal fraud and bribery charges after allegedly plotting to give money to the NY Republican party in order to get on the GOP ticket for the 2013 Mayor's race. Attempts by Smith to push his trial past the date of the 2014 Democratic Primary were denied by a judge in early March, who decided to hold the trial on June 2nd. Also on trial are former Queens GOP Vice Chairman Vince Tabone and ex-city Councilman Dan Halloran.

 

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

 


 

 

 

 



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