Eric Adams

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Eric Adams
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New York Senate District 20
Former Member
In office
2007 - January 1, 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice
Master'sMarist College
Personal
ProfessionCaptain, NYPD
CandidateVerification
Eric Adams is a former Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 20 from 2006 to January 1, 2014. Adams resigned to become borough president of Brooklyn.[1]

Biography

Adams graduated from the New York City Technical College and from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He then received his M.P.A. from Marist College. His professional experience includes being a Captain in the New York City Police Department from 1984 to 2006.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging, Chair
Energy and Telecommunications
Health
Judiciary
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Racing, Gaming and Wagering

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

On March 28, 2010, Adams announced a billboard campaign focused on getting young men to pull up their pants. Using $2,000 in campaign funds, Adams paid for six billboards around Brooklyn which feature two young men with sagged pants and the phrase, "Raise your pants, raise your image."[2]

When he unveiled the prototype for the billboard, Adams explained, "When you raise your pants you raise your character. When you raise pants your raise your grades. When you raise your pants you raise your self-esteem. Then you raise how you feel about yourself."[3]

Adams has stated that he is not seeking a law against sagged pants, but will be reaching out to school boards to establish a standard dress code.

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Adams ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 20. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Adams defeated Rose Laney (R) and Brian Kelly (C) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New York State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Adams Incumbent 95.7% 81,110
     Republican Rose Laney 3.2% 2,683
     Conservative Brian Kelly 1.1% 938
Total Votes 84,731

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Adams ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Allan Romaguera (R) in the November 2 general election.[6] He ran as a member of the Democratic and Working Families parties.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 20 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Adams (D) 51,598
Allan Romaguera (R) 4,352

2008

On November 4, 2008, Eric Adams won the election for New York State Senate, District 20 with 70,000 votes.

Adams raised $147,539 for his campaign.[7]

New York State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Adams (D) 70,000
Stephen A. Christopher (R) 5,000

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Eric Adams is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Eric Adams raised a total of $1,302,867 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[8]

Eric Adams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 20 Won $128,615
2010 New York State Senate, District 20 Won $767,358
2008 New York State Senate, District 20 Won $147,539
2006 New York State Senate, District 20 Won $259,355
Grand Total Raised $1,302,867

2012

Eric Adams won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Eric Adams raised a total of $128,615.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Adams's campaign in 2012
Physicians Reciprocal Insurers$18,000
Manhattan Beer Distributors$5,000
East 81st Realty$5,000
Oneida Indian Nation$4,000
New York State United Teachers$3,750
Total Raised in 2012$128,615
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Adams's 2010 campaign.[9]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Adams's campaign in 2010
New York State Thoroughbred Breeders Association$14,500
92Nd Realty$10,000
Arwin 74Th St$10,000
Time Warner$9,500
East 77Th Realty Llc$9,500
Total Raised in 2010 $767,358

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Eric Adams' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Aron Seidenfeld $7,000
Kenneth Ramsuer $5,500
Leo J. Hindery Jr. $5,000
Franklin Realty Corp. $5,000
Jacob Lang $5,000

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Adams’ endorsements included the following:

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Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 20
2007–January 1, 2014
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