Carl P. Paladino
|Carl P. Paladino|
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|Governor of New York|
He is considering a run for governor in 2014.
Carl P. Paladino is a native of Buffalo, New York, where he still resides. He is a first generation American; both of his parents emigrated from Italy.
After completing law school in 1971, Paladino spent a decade in the U.S Army; three years on active duty and another seven in the reserves. When he left the Army in 1981, he held the rank of Captain.
In 1973, he founded Ellicott Development Company. Paladino has spent much of his career building his real estate development company; the endeavor has made him a multi-millionaire and he has pledged to spend up to $10 million of his personal fortune on his quest for the governorship.
He is also the senior managing partner with Paladino, Cavan and Quinlivin, a law firm specializing in real estate law.
Paladino initially joined the Democratic party when he registered to vote in 1974. In 2005, he switched his affiliation to the GOP.
Carl has been married to Mary Catherine Hannon since 1970. Together, they had four children; two sons and two daughters. In 2009, their son Patrick died in an auto accident.
In the course of his gubernatorial campaign, it was revealed that Paladino also has a young daughter from an affair he conducted for several years.
- Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1971
- St. Bonaventure University, B.A. 1968
- Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School
- See also: New York gubernatorial election, 2014
Paladino is considering a run for election as Governor of New York in 2014. He is considering running on the Conservative Party line, saying, “If the Republicans don’t get rid of Skelos and Kolb, I would seriously consider taking a Conservative nod in order to put the Conservative Party on Line 2."
|New York Governor/Lt. Governor, 2010|
|Democratic||Andrew Cuomo/Robert Duffy||61%||2,910,876|
|Republican||Carl Paladino/Gregory Edwards||32.5%||1,547,857|
|Green||Howie Hawkins/Gloria Mattera||1.3%||59,906|
|Rent is 2 Damn High||Jimmy McMillan/No candidate||0.9%||41,129|
|Libertarian||Warren Redlich/Alden Link||1%||48,359|
|Anti-Prohibition||Kristin Davis/Tanya Gendelman||0.4%||20,421|
|Freedom||Charles Barron/Eva Doyle||0.5%||24,571|
|Election Results Via: New York State Board of Elections|
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