Adam Clayton Powell

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Adam Clayton Powell
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 13
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 68
Bachelor'sHoward University
J.D.Fordham University School of Law
Adam Clayton Powell is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 68 from 2001 to 2010. Powell's political experience includes being a councilman for the New York City Council.

Powell filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission in order to run for U.S. House representing New York's 13th District, in the 2014 elections.[1] However, Powell failed to file for the election with the New York Board of Elections.


Powell earned his B.A. from Howard University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, New York and co-producer of Keep the Faith, Baby.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag However, Powell did not file to run in the primary election.


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Powell did not run for re-election in 2010.


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Powell won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 68, defeating opponent Norma Soriano (R).[2][3]

Powell raised $82,617 for his campaign while Soriano raised $0.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 68 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Adam Powell (D) 30,161
Norma Soriano (R) 2,122

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Powell was up for re-election, he collected $82,617 in donations.[5] The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Powell for the People $7,600
Transport Workers Local 100 $3,800
PGA Mechanical Contractors $3,800
Pete Skyllas $3,800

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New York Assembly - District 68
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