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Michael Benjamin
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New York State Assembly, District 79
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected2003
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSyracuse University
Michael Benjamin (b. May 2, 1958) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 79 from 2003 -- when he won a special election -- until 2010.

Benjamin's political experiences include candidate for New York City Council District 16 in 2001; deputy field director to Clinton for President; committeeman for New York State Democratic Committee; vice president of the 44th precinct Community Council; community coordinator for Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene; and district director for Congressman Jose Serrano.


Benjamin earned his B.A. in political science from Syracuse University. His professional experience includes deputy chief clerk for the Bronx board of elections; legislative aide; legislative director; manager for The Bronx Health Plan, Inc.; lecturer about race and ethnicity for John Jay College and about urban politics for College of New Rochelle. [1]

Committee assignments

  • Subcommittee on Regulated Mortgage Lenders



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Benjamin did not run for re-election in 2010.


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Benjamin won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 79, defeating opponent Sigfredo Gonzales (C).

Benjamin raised $41,684 for his campaign while Gonzales raised $0.[2]

New York State Assembly, District 79 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Benjamin (D) 26,083
Sigfredo Gonzales (C) 364

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New York Assembly - District 79
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