Darryl Towns

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Darryl Towns
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New York State Assembly, District 54
Former member
In office
1993-April 2011
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
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Darryl Towns (b. July 21, 1961) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 54 from 1993 till his resignation in April 2011. Towns resigned to take a position in the Cuomo administration in Albany.[1]

Towns' political experience includes his membership in the 75th Precinct Community Council and the Community Board #5, both in 1992.

Biography

Towns attended Medgar Evers College and earned his B.S. from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. His professional experience include serving as director of Community Affairs, Brooklyn's Interfaith Hospital. He served in the United States Air Force.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Prior to leaving the New York State Assembly, he served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Towns served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Towns ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Khorshed Chowdhury (R) in the general election on November 2.[3] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 54 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Darryl Towns (D) 10,820
Khorshed Chowdhury (R) 616

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Towns won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 54, defeating opponent Khorshed Chowdhury (R).

Towns raised $126,323 for his campaign while Chowdhury raised $0.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 54 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Darryl Towns (D) 20,532
Khorshed Chowdhury (R) 923

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, a year in which Towns was up for re-election, he collected $126,323 in donations.[5]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
New York State Credit Union League $5,500
New York Bankers Association $5,000
JP Morgan Chase & Co $4,000
Al Eastmond & Sons Inc $3,800

Personal

He and his wife, Karen Boykin-Towns, have two children; Jasmine and Trinity.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New York Assembly - District 54
1993–April 2011
Succeeded by
Rafael Espinal (D)