Barbara Clark (New York)

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Barbara Clark
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New York State Assembly District 33
Incumbent
In office
1987 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday06/12/1939
Place of birthBeckley, WV
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Barbara M. Clark (b. June 12, 1939) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 33. She was first elected to the chamber in 1986. She is currently serving as Assistant Majority Whip and Democratic District Leader.

Her other political experience includes being an executive member of the Douglas/King Democratic Club. In 1998, Clark was a candidate for US House, NY District 6 in a special election; she lost. She was running as a 21st Century Party.

Biography

Clark's professional experience includes serving as youth coordinator for New York City Youth Services, working as school security supervisor for New York City Board of Education and working as an administrative assistant for the New York City Transit Police Department.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clark served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Education
Health
Labor
Libraries and Education Technology
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clark served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Clark served on the following committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Clark sponsored one of these eight.[1] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[2] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[3]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Barbara Clark was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Clark is also running on the Working Families Party ticket. Clark is unchallenged in the general election.[5][6]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Clark ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 33. She defeated Clyde Vanel in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. She defeated Clyde Vanel, who ran as a More Jobs Party candidate after his primary defeat, in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Clark Incumbent 89.4% 34,564
     Independent Clyde Vanel 10.6% 4,093
Total Votes 38,657
New York State Assembly, District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Clark Incumbent 63.8% 3,184
Clyde Vanel 36.2% 1,807
Total Votes 4,991

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Clark defeated Clyde Vanel in the September 14 Democratic primary. She was unopposed in the general election on November 2.[10][11]

New York State Assembly, District 33 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Clark (D) 21,561

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Clark won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 33. She ran unopposed.[12][13]

Clark raised $12,535 for her campaign.[14]

New York State Assembly, District 33 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Clark (D) 31,698

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barbara Clark is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Barbara Clark raised a total of $115,052 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[15]

Barbara Clark's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 33 Won $27,980
2010 New York State Assembly, District 33 Won $36,025
2008 New York State Assembly, District 33 Won $12,535
2006 New York State Assembly, District 33 Won $7,501
2004 New York State Assembly, District 33 Won $8,050
2002 New York State Assembly, District 33 Won $12,361
2000 New York State Assembly, District 33 Won $6,650
1998 New York State Assembly, District 33 Won $3,950
Grand Total Raised $115,052

2012

Barbara Clark won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Barbara Clark raised a total of $27,980.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Clark (New York)'s campaign in 2012
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$4,100
Friends of Silver$3,000
Amalgamated Transit Union New York$2,500
Council of School Supervisors & Administrators$2,000
Harter Secrest & Emery$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$27,980
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Clark received $36,025 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[16]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Clark (New York)'s campaign in 2010
Clark Jr, Thomas M$7,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$3,800
Crowley for Congress$3,000
Amalgamated Transit Union New York$2,500
Speakerpac$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $36,025

2008

In 2008, a year in which Clark was up for re-election, she collected $12,535 in donations.[17]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizen Center Inc $1,100
Thomas & Barbara Clark $1,000
Ridgewood Savings Bank $1,000
Ada Deberry $1,000
Friends for Gregory Meeks $1,000
Jacquelyn Whitaker $1,000

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[18]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
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  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
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Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Clark’s endorsements included the following:[19]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Clark and her husband, Thomas, have four children; Jan, Crystal, Thomas IIIand Brian.[20]

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References

  1. Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
  2. Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
  3. New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
  4. New York State Assembly, "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914," accessed March 12, 2013
  5. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
  6. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  13. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Clark, Barbara" accessed September 24, 2013
  16. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  17. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Barbara Clark,” accessed August 1, 2014
  18. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  19. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
  20. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Clark,” accessed August 1, 2014
Political offices
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New York Assembly District 33
1987–present
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