|New York Senate District 14|
|2000 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||13|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||March 2000 (special election)|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Other||University of Pennsylvania|
|Birthday||August 9, 1956|
Smith has worked as City Hall Assistant for former Mayor Edward I. Koch, Chief Aide for former City Council Member Archie Spigner, and Developer for the Challenge to Minority Banks Program. Smith then worked as Procurement Manager for the New York City Office of Economic Development from 1985 to 1986. He was also District Manager for Congressman Floyd H. Flake from 1986 to 1991. In 1991 he founded the Smith Development Corporation. He then was President of the Smith Darmon Group-Developers from 1991 to 1999.
Smith earned his BS in Business Administration from Fordham University in 1978. He went on to receive his MBA in Finance/Operations Management from Adelphi University. He also earned his Negotiations Certificate from Harvard Law School and his "Strategies for Governing in an Economic Crisis" Certificate from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environmental Conservation|
|• Housing, Construction and Community Development|
|• Social Services, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Smith ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 14. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Smith was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Malcolm Smith Incumbent||100%||86,417|
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 14 (2010)|
|Malcolm Smith (D)||43,356|
|Samuel Benoit (R)||7,798|
|Everly Brown (Conservative)||2,033|
On November 4, 2008 Malcolm Smith ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 14 with 72,885 votes.
Smith raised $1,730,793 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 14 2008|
|Malcolm Smith (D)||72,885|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Listed below are the largest contributors to Smith's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Malcolm Smith's campaign in 2010|
|Uniformed Fire Fighters Association||$10,500|
|New York State court Clerks Association||$9,850|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,065,764|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Malcolm Smith's 2008 campaign.
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$11,000|
|Mark B. Fisher||$10,000|
During the first week of February 2010, federal prosecutors served a subpoena to Smith which broadly sought information dealing with grants to organizations in his district. They are specifically interested in Smith's ties to the group New Direction. New Direction, set up in 2000, works to encourage development in southeast Queens.
New Direction has requested a total of $111,500 from Smith's office since 2000, and has received $56,000 over that time period. Prosecutors are looking into ties Smith has with several of the group's board members. Smith declined to comment.
April 2, 2013 Arrest
Smith, a Republican city council member from Queens and four others were arrested by the FBI on April 2, 2013 in an alleged plot to bribe Smith onto the New York City mayoral ballot. The charges against Smith include conspiracy to bribe, wire fraud, and extortion. Smith expressed interest in running in the Republican primary for mayor, but as a registered Democrat, he would require three of the five Republican county commissioners' approval. Two of those county commissioners were among the other four arrested with Smith. There is no date set yet for any court hearings.
Smith and his wife, Michele Lisby, have two children.
- Official New York State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000
- ↑ State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ↑ ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- ↑ New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- ↑ New York Times NY state legislative election results
- ↑ 2008 Follow the Money's report on Malcolm's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money "Smith's 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ New York Times, "Subpoena Seeks Senator’s Records on Funds He Directed to Community Groups," February 11, 2010
- ↑ nbcnewyork.com, "State Senator, City Councilman Arrested in Alleged Mayoral Ballot Bribery Scheme," April 2, 2013
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