|New York State Senate, District 33|
He previously served in the State Senate from 1992 to 1996 and again from 2000 to 2002.
Espada was on the Bronx Area Policy Board from 1978 to 1991. He was also a District Leader in the Democratic Party from 1988 to 1992. In 1996, he left the Democratic party for the Liberal party. He was a candidate for the senate in both 2002 and 2004 but was not elected. He briefly served as the Temporary Senate President in 2009 and Senate Majority Leader.
Espada attended The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He then earned his B.A. from Fordham University in 1975. He went on to receive his Certificate from the New York University Real Estate Institute in 1990. Espada was a Family Counselor and Community Organizer from 1977 to 1979. He was also a Bilingual Teacher from 1975 to 1976.
While a member of the New York State Senate, Espada served on the following committees:
- Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee, New York State Senate
- Education Committee, New York State Senate
- Finance Committee, New York State Senate
- Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee, New York State Senate
- Insurance Committee, New York State Senate
- Investigations and Government Operations Committee, New York State Senate
- Judiciary Committee, New York State Senate
- Rules Committee, New York State Senate
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008
|New York State Senate, District 33 (2008)|
|Pedro Espada (D)||52,090|
|William Sulivan (CON)||1,377|
Convicted of theft
In May 2012, Espada was convicted on four counts of theft for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a nonprofit that he founded. The nonprofit agency, Soundview Health Center, was intended to be used for the health needs of poor citizens in the Bronx. Espada was estimated to have stolen $448,000, including $100,000 in meals.
In 2013, Espada was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzlement.
Espada and his wife, Connie, have three children.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004, 2002, 2000
- NY Times, "Republican seize control of state senate," June 8, 2009
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
- New York Times, "Ex-State Senator Guilty of Theft From Nonprofit," May 14, 2012
- NY Daily News, "Crooked ex-state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. sentenced to 5 years in prison for embezzlement," June 15, 2013
Efrain Gonzalez (D)
|New York Senate District 33
| Succeeded by|
J. Gustavo Rivera (D)