Adriano Espaillat

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Adriano Espaillat
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New York Senate, District 31
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
1997-2010
Education
Bachelor'sQueens College
OtherNew York University
Personal
Place of birthDominican Republic
ProfessionNon-profit
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Adriano Espaillat is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Espaillat was also a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of New York.[1][2] He was defeated by Charles Rangel in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2014.[3]

Espaillat represented District 72 in the New York State Assembly from 1997-2010. Espaillat's other political experience includes serving as vice-chair of the New York County Democratic Committee, majority conference vice-chair for the New York State Assembly, district leader for New York County Democratic Committee, 72nd District Part A, and serving on the executive board for Community Planning Board 12.

Biography

Espaillat earned his B.S. in Political Science from Queens College, and was also in postgraduate studies in public administration from New York University Leadership for Urban Executive Institute.[4] His professional experience includes working as Manhattan court services coordinator for New York City Criminal Justice Agency, director of Washington Heights Victim Services Community Office and director of Project Right Start.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Espaillat served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Codes
Environmental Conservation
Finance
Higher Education
Housing, Construction and Community Development
Insurance
Judiciary
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

NY State Senate

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 Adriano Espaillat defeated Robert Jackson and Luis Tejada in the Democratic primary. Corey Ortega was removed from the ballot before the Democratic primary. Espaillat was unchallenged in the general election.[5][6]

U.S. House

See also: New York's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Espaillat ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 13th District. Espaillat sought the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014, but was defeated by Charles Rangel.

U.S. House, New York District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Rangel Incumbent 47.8% 23,799
Adriano Espaillat 43.1% 21,477
Michael A. Walrond Jr. 7.9% 3,954
Yolanda Garcia 1.2% 597
Total Votes 49,827
Source: New York State Board of Elections - Official Election Results

2012

NY State Senate

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Espaillat ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 31. He defeated incumbent Guillermo Linares in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012, and defeated Martin Chicon (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New York State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdriano Espaillat Incumbent 91.2% 84,944
     Republican Martin Chicon 8.8% 8,184
Total Votes 93,128
New York State Senate, District 31 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdriano Espaillat Incumbent 61.7% 11,138
Guillermo Linares 38.3% 6,927
Total Votes 18,065

U.S. House

See also: New York's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Espaillat ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 13th District.

Politico listed Charles Rangel as vulnerable in the primary. Espaillat was seen as having a serious shot at unseating the 21-term incumbent. While Rangel successfully warded off serious challengers -- and ethics controversies -- to win in 2010, redistricting for 2012 shifted the demographics of Rangel's district to include more hispanic voters, which could have benefited Dominican-American Espaillat.[10]

U.S. House, New York District 13 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles B. Rangel Incumbent 43.9% 16,916
Adriano Espaillat 41.3% 15,884
Clyde Williams 10.3% 3,974
Joyce Johnson 3.1% 1,187
Craig Schley 1.4% 545
Total Votes 38,506
Ballot contest

While Charlie Rangel declared victory on election night with a 6.6 percentage-point lead, his lead shrunk over the next few days as results continued to trickle in. Espaillat took back his concession and prepared to challenge the final count in court. After the final count was completed on July 7, Espaillat conceded the election for good on July 9, although he and others continued to question the Board of Elections' actions after the concession.[11][12]

As of Thursday, June 28, 2012, 94% of precincts had reported, and Charlie Rangel's lead in the Democratic primary had shrunk from 6.6 percentage points on election night to 3 percentage points. Espaillat was just over 1,000 votes behind Rangel.[13]

As of July 2, Rangel's lead had shrunk to 802 votes.[14] By July 3, Espaillat had filed court documents calling for a recount and possibly a new election.[15] The city Board of Elections had yet to finish counting all of the paper votes.[16]

On Friday, July 6, ballot counts showed Rangel with about a 1,000-vote lead.[17] Espaillat was scheduled to make a case in court on July 11,[18] saying that some ballots for him were incorrectly thrown out, or request a new election altogether.[17] Espaillat also faced pressure to choose between pursuing the 13th District race or filing for re-election to his New York State Senate seat on July 12, since New York state law forbids politicians from running for two offices simultaneously.[17]

On Saturday, July 7, the city Board of Elections finished counting all of the ballots, and Rangel beat Espaillat by 990 votes.[19] The results were not yet official, as a judge delayed certification until Espaillat could make his legal case on July 11. Espaillat planned to argue that some voters were unfairly disenfranchised.[19][18] In a press statement, Espaillat said: "A ballooned number of affidavit ballots and hundreds of calls of people that said they were turned away because they said they couldn’t find them in the books? ... No notification for a voter that there was an election. All these things amounted to a big red flag."[12]

On July 9, Espaillat conceded the race.[11] He opted not to make his case in court, saying "[W]e came up short — 2 percent... It’s virtually impossible for the results to be different."[11] He and other still had doubts about the Board of Elections' handling of the primary,[12] but he is leaving further presses to advocacy groups.[11]

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Espaillat won election to the New York State Senate, District 31. Espaillat defeated three opponents in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Stylo Sapaskis (R), Raphael Klapper (C), and Ann Roos (G) in the general election.[20][21] Espaillat also ran as a member of the Working Families party.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 31 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Adriano Espaillat (D) 50,007
Stylo Sapaskis (R) 6,388
Ann Roos (G) 2,158
Raphael Klapper (Conservative) 964

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Espaillat won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 72, defeating opponent William Buran (R).[22][23]

Espaillat raised $279,255 for his campaign while Buran raised $6,455.[24]

New York State Assembly, District 72 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Adriano Espaillat (D) 26,712
William Buran (R) 1,661

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Adriano Espaillat is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Adriano Espaillat raised a total of $1,529,683 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[25]

Adriano Espaillat's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 31 Won $294,590
2010 New York State Senate, District 31 Won $494,533
2008 New York State Assembly, District 72 Won $279,255
2006 New York State Assembly, District 72 Won $87,098
2004 New York State Assembly, District 72 Won $147,466
2002 New York State Assembly, District 72 Won $102,082
2000 New York State Assembly, District 72 Won $84,951
1998 New York State Assembly, District 72 Won $39,708
Grand Total Raised $1,529,683

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Espaillat's reports.[26]

Adriano Espaillat Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]January 31, 2014$9,958.08$2,000.00$(2,515.00)$9,443.08
July Quarterly[28]January 31, 2014$9,443.08$13,300.00$(2,015.00)$20,728.08
October Quarterly[29]January 31, 2014$20,728.08$45,101.00$(5,400.00)$60,429.08
Year-End[30]January 31, 2014$60,429.08$33,695.00$(14,521.70)$79,602.38
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2014$79,602.38$231,737.36$(92,178.35)$219,161.39
Running totals
$325,833.36$(116,630.05)

2012

Adriano Espaillat won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Adriano Espaillat raised a total of $294,590.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Adriano Espaillat's campaign in 2012
New York State Trial Lawyers$16,800
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$16,500
Vote / Cope$14,500
Idc Initiative$6,500
Castle, David A$6,500
Total Raised in 2012$294,590
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Espaillat's 2010 campaign.[32]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Adriano Espaillat's campaign in 2010
New York State Trial Lawyers$14,700
Paul Gagliardi$7,600
Eitan Chandally$6,750
New York Dental Association$6,500
Empire Ental Pac$6,000
Total Raised in 2010 $494,533

2008

In 2008, a year in which Espaillat was up for re-election, he collected $279,255 in donations.[33]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $7,100
New York State Trial Lawyers $6,600
Service Employees Local 32B-32J $4,000
11 individual donations each of: $3,800

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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. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[34]

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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.

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Endorsements

2014

Espaillat's endorsements for the 2014 Congressional election included:

  • Scott Stringer - New York City Comptroller[35]
  • Transport Workers Union Local 100[36]
  • The United Federation of Teachers (UFT)**[37]
    • **The UFT endorsed Espaillat's primary opponent, incumbent Charlie Rangel, when Espaillat ran against him in 2012.
  • The Hotel Trades Council[38]
  • The New York Times[39]
  • City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito[40]
  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union[41]

2012

In 2012, Espaillat’s endorsements included the following:[42]

Personal

Espaillat is married and has two children.

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References

  1. Politicker, "David Paterson hints at congressional campaign" accessed May 15, 2013
  2. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
  3. Associated Press, "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  4. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Espaillat,” accessed August 1, 2014
  5. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
  6. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. Politico, "5 incumbents facing primary fight," May 3, 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 New York Times, "Rangel’s Opponent Gives Up And Will Halt Court Challenge," July 9, 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Politicker, "Adriano Espaillat Won’t Be Giving That Apology to The Board of Elections," July 10, 2012
  13. Politico, "Rangel results still unsettled," June 28, 2012
  14. Chicago Tribune, "Rangel rival challenges primary results," July 2, 2012
  15. Wall Street Journal, "Espaillat seeks recount or new NY primary election," July 3, 2012(Archived)
  16. New York Daily News, "Adriano Espaillat vs. Charlie Rangel showdown: Espaillat's lawyer accuses Board of Elections of stonewalling in ballot challenge," July 3, 2012
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Wall Street Journal, "Rangel Adds To Vote Edge in New Count," July 6, 2012
  18. 18.0 18.1 New York Times, "Rangel’s Slim Lead Widens as Ballot Count Continues," July 5, 2012
  19. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named wsj7
  20. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  21. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  22. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  23. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  24. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  25. followthemoney.org, "Espaillat, Adriano," accessed September 20, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Adriano Espaillat Summary Report," accessed April 24, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Adriano Espaillat April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Adriano Espaillat July Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Adriano Espaillat Octobery Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Adriano Espaillat Year-End," accessed April 24, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Adriano Espaillat April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  32. Follow the Money, "Espaillat's 2010 Campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  33. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Adriano Espaillat,” accessed August 1, 2014
  34. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  35. New York Observer, "Scott Stringer Endorses ‘Proven Fighter’ Adriano Espaillat," accessed April 24, 2014
  36. Black Star News, "Motoring forward: Transport Workers Union, Local 100, endorses Espaillat for Congress," accessed April 28, 2014
  37. New York Observer, "City Teachers’ Union Votes to Back Espaillat Over Rangel," accessed May 11, 2014
  38. New York Post, "Hotel workers union endorses Espaillat for Congress," accessed May 19, 2014
  39. Time Warner Cable News, "NY Times Endorses Espaillat in Bid to Unseat Rangel," accessed June 24, 2014
  40. Capital New York, "Mark-Viverito to endorse Espaillat over Rangel," accessed June 24, 2014
  41. NY Daily News, "Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union set to endorse state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in run against Rep. Charles Rangel," accessed June 24, 2014
  42. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
  43. Politicker, "Vince Morgan to End Congressional Bid and Endorse Espaillat," April 10, 2012
  44. Columbia Spectator, "Morgan withdraws from race for Rangel's Congress seat, endorses Espaillat," April 10, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Schneiderman (D)
New York Senate - District 31
2011-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 72
1997–2010
Succeeded by
Guillermo Linares (D)