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John A. Messer

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John A. Messer
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Candidate for
New York State Senate District 16
Bachelor'sAquinas College
Master'sSt. John's University
J.D.Brooklyn Law School
Military service
Service/branchNational Guard
CitationsNational Defense Service Medal
Service branchArmy Reserve
ProfessionSmall Businessmen/Attorney
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John A. Messer was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 16 of the New York State Senate.


Messer is a small businessman and attorney. He was a part of the New York City Government Scholars Program and has worked as a project manager with the NYC Economic Development Corporation.[1]


  • Bachelor of Arts, Aquinas College
  • Master of Arts in Government and Politics, St. John's University
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School[1]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Messer lists eight major issues of his campaign:[2]

  • Supporting Our Veterans
  • Protecting Services for Older Adults
  • Protecting Our Neighborhoods
  • Making New York Affordable
  • Immigration Reform
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Economic Development Strategy



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Messer ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 16. Messer was defeated by incumbent Toby Ann Stavisky in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

New York State Senate, District 16 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngToby Ann Stavisky Incumbent 58.1% 5,377
John Messer 41.9% 3,879
Total Votes 9,256

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Messer and his wife Wendy were married in 1997 and have three children. Messer moved to New York in 1991.[1]

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