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Darryl Towns

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Darryl Towns
New York State Assembly District 54
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
April 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Darryl Towns (b. July 21, 1961) was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 54 from 1993 till his resignation in April 2011. Towns resigned to take a position in the Cuomo administration in Albany.[1] A special election to replace him was held on September 13, 2011.

Towns' political experience includes his membership in the 75th Precinct Community Council and the Community Board #5, both in 1992. Towns' professional experience include serving as director of Community Affairs, Brooklyn's Interfaith Hospital and serving in the United States Air Force.

Towns attended Medgar Evers College and earned a B.S. from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Committee assignments


Prior to leaving the New York State Assembly, he served on the following committees:


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Towns ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Khorshed Chowdhury (R) in the general election on November 2.[2] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 54 2010
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Darryl Towns (D) 10,820
Khorshed Chowdhury (R) 616


On November 4, 2008, Towns won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 54, defeating opponent Khorshed Chowdhury (R).

Towns raised $126323 for his campaign while Chowdhury raised $0.[3]

New York State Assembly, District 54 2008
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Darryl Towns (D) 20,532
Khorshed Chowdhury (R) 923

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Towns was up for re-election, he collected $126,323 in donations.[4]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
New York State Credit Union League $5,500
New York Bankers Association $5,000
JP Morgan Chase & Co $4,000
Al Eastmond & Sons Inc $3,800


He and his wife, Karen Boykin-Towns, have two children; Jasmine and Trinity.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 54
1993–April 2011
Succeeded by
Rafael Espinal