Elections will be held in New Hampshire and Washington, D.C., today. Find out what's on your ballot!

Adam Clayton Powell

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Adam Clayton Powell
Placeholder image.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 13
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 68
Bachelor'sHoward University
J.D.Fordham University School of Law
Adam Clayton Powell is a 2016 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of New York.[1]

Powell is also a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 68 from 2001 to 2010. Powell's political experience includes being a councilman for the New York City Council.

Powell filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission in order to run for the U.S. House representing New York's 13th District in the 2014 elections.[2] However, Powell failed to file for the election with the New York Board of Elections.


Powell earned his B.A. from Howard University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, New York, and as a co-producer of "Keep the Faith, Baby."[3]

Committee assignments



See also: New York's 13th Congressional District election, 2016

Powell is running in the 2016 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 13th District. Powell is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary.[1] The general election will take place November 8, 2016.


See also: United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014 or November 4, 2014

On March 2, 2013, Powell submitted his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), allowing him to begin raising money for his 2014 congressional campaign. In his paperwork, which was received by the FEC on March 11, 2013, Powell stated his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House seat in New York's 13 District in 2014.[4] Powell did not file to run in the primary election.


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Powell did not run for re-election in 2010.


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Powell won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 68, defeating opponent Norma Soriano (R).[5][6]

Powell raised $82,617 for his campaign while Soriano raised $0.[7]

New York State Assembly, District 68 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Adam Powell (D) 30,161
Norma Soriano (R) 2,122

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Powell was up for re-election, he collected $82,617 in donations.[8] The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Powell for the People $7,600
Transport Workers Local 100 $3,800
PGA Mechanical Contractors $3,800
Pete Skyllas $3,800

Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'Adam + Clayton + Powell + New + York + Congress"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Adam Clayton Powell News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 68
Succeeded by