Jason A. Otano

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Jason Otano
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Candidate for
New York State Assembly, District 53
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 10, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolXavier High School (1997)
Bachelor'sFordham University (2001)
J.D.Fordham University School of Law (2004)
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Jason Otano was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 53 of the New York State Assembly.[1] He was also a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 18 of the New York State Senate.


Otano is an attorney, community advocate, and entrepreneur. He has served as General Counsel to Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz, advising on legal and policy issues.[2]


  • J.D., Fordham University, 2004
  • Bachelor's Degree, double major in Latin American/Latino Studies and Political Science, Fordham College at Rose Hill, 2001



See also: New York state legislative special elections, 2013

Otano ran in the special election for New York State Assembly District 53. The seat was vacant following Vito Lopez (D)'s resignation amidst a sex scandal. Otano was defeated by Maritza Davila (D) in the open primary on September 10. Otano, running for the Working Families Party, was defeated by Davila again in the special election on November 5.[3][4][5][1][6]

New York State Assembly, District 53, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaritza Davila 85.8% 9,000
     Working Families Jason A. Otano 14.2% 1,486
Total Votes 10,486


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Otano ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 18. Otano was defeated by incumbent Martin Malave Dilan in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012.[7][8][9][10]

New York State Senate, District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Malave Dilan Incumbent 67.3% 7,245
Jason Otano 32.7% 3,526
Total Votes 10,771

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