|New York Senate District 14|
|2000 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||14|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||March 2000 (special election)|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Other||University of Pennsylvania|
|Birthday||August 9, 1956|
|Place of birth||Queens, NY|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Personal
- 7 Controversy
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Smith earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Fordham University in 1978 and his MBA in Finance/Operations Management from Adelphi University. He also earned his Negotiations Certificate from Harvard Law School and his "Strategies for Governing in an Economic Crisis" Certificate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
His professional experience includes working as a City Hall Assistant for former Mayor Edward I. Koch, as Chief Aide for former City Council Member Archie Spigner, as a member of the National Advance Staff for Former Vice-Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro, and developer for the Challenge to Minority Banks Program. Smith then worked as Procurement Manager for the New York City Office of Economic Development from 1985 to 1986 and as District Manager for Congressman Floyd H. Flake from 1986 to 1991. In 1991, he founded the Smith Development Corporation. He served as President of the Smith Darmon Group-Developers from 1991 to 1999.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environmental Conservation|
|• Housing, Construction and Community Development|
|• Social Services, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Smith ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 14. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Smith was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Malcolm Smith Incumbent||100%||86,417|
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 14 (2010)|
|Malcolm Smith (D)||43,356|
|Samuel Benoit (R)||7,798|
|Everly Brown (Conservative)||2,033|
On November 4, 2008, Malcolm Smith ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 14 with 72,885 votes.
Smith raised $1,730,793 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 14 2008|
|Malcolm Smith (D)||72,885|
Comprehensive donor information for Malcolm Smith is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Malcolm Smith raised a total of $3,633,656 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|Malcolm Smith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Senate, District 14||$279,574|
|2010||New York State Senate, District 14||$1,065,764|
|2008||New York State Senate, District 14||$1,730,793|
|2006||New York State Senate, District 14||$236,070|
|2004||New York State Senate, District 14||$128,304|
|2002||New York State Senate, District 14||$127,460|
|2000||New York State Senate, District 10||$65,691|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,633,656|
2012Malcolm Smith won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Malcolm Smith raised a total of $279,574.
|New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Malcolm Smith's campaign in 2012|
|Correction Officers Benevolent Association||$9,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$279,574|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Listed below are the largest contributors to Smith's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Malcolm Smith's campaign in 2010|
|Uniformed Fire Fighters Association||$10,500|
|New York State court Clerks Association||$9,850|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,065,764|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Malcolm Smith's 2008 campaign.
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$11,000|
|Mark B. Fisher||$10,000|
In 2012, Smith’s endorsements included the following:
Smith and his wife, Michele Lisby, have two children.
During the first week of February 2010, federal prosecutors served a subpoena to Smith which broadly sought information dealing with grants to organizations in his district. They are specifically interested in Smith's ties to the group New Direction. New Direction, set up in 2000, works to encourage development in southeast Queens.
New Direction has requested a total of $111,500 from Smith's office since 2000, and has received $56,000 over that time period. Prosecutors are looking into ties Smith has with several of the group's board members. Smith declined to comment.
April 2, 2013 Arrest
Smith, a Republican city council member from Queens and four others were arrested by the FBI on April 2, 2013 in an alleged plot to bribe Smith onto the New York City mayoral ballot. The charges against Smith include conspiracy to bribe, wire fraud, and extortion. Smith expressed interest in running in the Republican primary for mayor, but as a registered Democrat, he would require three of the five Republican county commissioners' approval. Two of those county commissioners were among the other four arrested with Smith. There is no date set yet for any court hearings.
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- Profile from the New York State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Malcolm's 2008 campaign contributions
- followthemoney.org, "Smith, Malcolm" Accessed September 20, 2013
- Follow the Money "Smith's 2010 Campaign contributions
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- New York Times, "Subpoena Seeks Senator’s Records on Funds He Directed to Community Groups," February 11, 2010
- nbcnewyork.com, "State Senator, City Councilman Arrested in Alleged Mayoral Ballot Bribery Scheme," April 2, 2013
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