|New York State Assembly, District 60|
|January 1, 2015 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||0|
|Per diem||$172/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|New York City Council, District 42|
|January 2001-December 2013|
Barron was unsuccessful as a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of New York. Barron also ran for Governor of New York in the 2010 election as a Freedom Party candidate.
Barron served the 42nd District in the New York City Council from January 2001 to December 2013.
Barron earned his B.A. in Sociology from Hunter College. His professional experience includes being the founding member of the East New York based organization Operation POWER (People Organizing and Working for Empowerment and Respect).
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Barron served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse|
|• Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry|
|• Small Business|
|• Social Services|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014
Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Charles Barron defeated Christopher Banks in the Democratic primary, while Leroy Bates, Sr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. James Tillmon was removed from the ballot before the Democratic primary. Bates also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Barron defeated Bates in the general election.
|New York State Assembly, District 60 General Election, 2014|
|New York State Assembly, District 60 Democratic Primary, 2014|
Barron ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 8th District. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket and was defeated by Hakeem Jeffries in the June 26 Democratic primary.
Barron fought back from a fundraising disadvantage and gained an endorsement from the state's largest public employees union, as well as the nod from the retiring incumbent, Ed Towns. This worried many Democrats, as Barron is a controversial figure prone to outspoken comments. A former Black Panther, Barron has expressed a desire to "go up to the closest white person and... slap him," and has said Israel is "the world's greatest terrorist." These and other similar comments worried the Democratic establishment about Barron's potential to alienate people on the national scale.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), among others, denounced Barron's "anti-Israel" stance.
On the issues, the two candidates had some variance. Jeffries worked to legalize same-sex marriage at the state level, while Barron opposed gay marriage. And in contrast to Barron's stated views on Israel, Jeffries has visited Israel as part of a community relations group.
Barron unabashedly stuck to his statements, even if they are viewed as alienating and controversial. Despite his abrasive remarks, however, he is admitted by many to be charming. Jeffries takes an opposite approach, seeking to unite a broad range of people. Rep. Yvette Clarke, among others, sees Jeffries as a rising star.
|U.S. House, New York District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|New York Governor/Lt. Governor, 2010|
|Democratic||Andrew Cuomo/Robert Duffy||61%||2,910,876|
|Republican||Carl Paladino/Gregory Edwards||32.5%||1,547,857|
|Green||Howie Hawkins/Gloria Mattera||1.3%||59,906|
|Rent is 2 Damn High||Jimmy McMillan/No candidate||0.9%||41,129|
|Libertarian||Warren Redlich/Alden Link||1%||48,359|
|Anti-Prohibition||Kristin Davis/Tanya Gendelman||0.4%||20,421|
|Freedom||Charles Barron/Eva Doyle||0.5%||24,571|
|Election Results via New York State Board of Elections|
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Barron and his wife, Inez Barron, have two children; Jelani Johnson and Jawanza.
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- Fox News, "Democrats Nervous About Possible Towns' Sucessor," June 15, 2012
- New York State Assembly, "Charles Barron," accessed January 5, 2015
- New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
- New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
- New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
- AP, "New York - Summary Vote Results: 2012 primary results," accessed January 5, 2015
- New York Times, "In Brooklyn, a Longtime Provocateur Surges in a Primary Race for Congress," June 15, 2012
- Politico, "Gillibrand rebukes Charles Barron," June 15, 2012
- Charles Barron campaign website, "News," accessed June 18, 2012
Inez Barron (D)
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