Kevin Parker (New York)

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Kevin Parker
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New York Senate District 21
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Democratic Conference Leader for Intergovernmental Affairs
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
Master'sNew School for Social Research
Ph.D.City University of New York
Personal
Date of birthMarch 6, 1967
Place of birthBrooklyn, NY
ProfessionSenator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kevin S. Parker (b. March 6, 1967) is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. As of the 2014 session, he serves as Assistant Democratic Conference Leader for Intergovernmental Affairs. Parker previously served as Majority Whip.

Parker previously served as the Special Assistant to Assemblyman Nick Perry and also lead advance for Hillary Clinton for United States Senate in 1999 and 2000. He then ran for New York City Council in 2001 but was not elected.

Biography

Parker earned his B.S. in Public Service from Pennsylvania State University in 1989 and his M.S. in a New School for Social Research from the Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy in 1993. He is currently attending the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center for his Ph.D. in political science.

His professional experience includes working as Project Manager for the New York State Urban Development Corporation, as a Professor in African Studies and Political Science and as a legislative aide for New York City Council Member Una Clarke. He was also an Instructor at Brooklyn College at the City University of New York from 1993 to 1997. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Political Action Director for Paine Webber, Incorporated. He also worked as Special Assistant to the Office of the New York State Comptroller from 2000 to 2002.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2015
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Banks
Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Energy and Telecommunications
Finance
Higher Education
Insurance
Rules

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parker served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Parker served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Kevin Parker was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Herman G. Hall was unopposed in the Conservative primary. Parker also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Parker defeated Hall in the general election.[1][2][3]

New York State Senate District 21, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Parker Incumbent 88.4% 42,967
     None Blank 7.3% 3,542
     Conservative Herman G. Hall 4.2% 2,022
     None Scattering 0.1% 66
Total Votes 48,597

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Parker ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 21. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Parker defeated Mindy Meyer (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

New York State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Parker Incumbent 97.2% 95,310
     Republican Mindy Meyer 2.8% 2,733
Total Votes 98,043

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Parker defeated Wellington Sharpe in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Jeffrey Lodge (R) and Brian Kelly (C) in the general election. He ran as a member of the Democratic and Working Families parties.[7][8]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 21 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Parker (D) 38,327
Jeffrey Lodge (R) 5,950
Brian Kelly (Conservative) 1,024

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kevin Parker won the election for New York State Senate, District 21 with 61,579 votes.[9][10]

Parker raised $523,742 for his campaign.[11]

New York State Senate, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Parker (D) 61,579
Glenn P. Nocera (R) 6,594

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Parker is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Parker raised a total of $2,419,939 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 29, 2015.[12]

Kevin Parker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 New York State Senate, District 21 Won $267,089
2012 New York State Senate, District 21 Won $271,272
2010 New York State Senate, District 21 Won $398,574
2008 New York State Senate, District 21 Won $523,742
2006 New York State Senate, District 21 Won $453,145
2004 New York State Senate, District 21 Won $352,079
2002 New York State Senate, District 21 Won $154,038
Grand Total Raised $2,419,939

2014

Parker won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2014. During that election cycle, Parker raised a total of $267,089.
New York State Senate 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Parker (New York)'s campaign in 2014
New York State United Teachers$10,600
New York State Trial Lawyers Association$10,300
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees / Afscme$10,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers New Jersey Division$10,000
Afscme District Council 37$8,500
Total Raised in 2014$267,089
Source: Follow the Money

2012

Parker won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Parker raised a total of $271,272.

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Parker's 2010 campaign.[13]

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kevin Parker's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $15,500
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $15,500
Malcolm A. Smith $15,000
New York State Trial Lawyers $14,500
New York Democratic Senate Campaign CMTE $10,000

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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.[14]

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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, Parker’s endorsements included the following:[15]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Controversies

Assault conviction

On March 21, 2011, Parker was sentenced to three years probation and fined $1,672 for assaulting a photographer from the New York Post.[16] The incident occurred in May 2009 when the photographer was taking pictures of Parker outside of his home. Following an exchange of words, Parker damaged the man's car and camera. Parker was previously ordered to take anger management classes in 2005 after being charged with punching a traffic agent.[17]

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References

  1. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  2. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  3. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Senate Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  4. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  5. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  7. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns November 2, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. Follow the Money, "Report on Kevin's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. Follow the Money, "Contributions to Parker, Kevin," accessed April 29, 2015
  13. Follow the Money, "Parker's 2010 Campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  15. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
  16. New York Observer, "State Senator Gets Probation for Assaulting New York Post Photog," March 21, 2011
  17. New York Daily News, "State Senator Kevin Parker busted over tussle with photographer," May 8, 2009
Political offices
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New York State Senate District 21
2003–present
Succeeded by
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