Michael Benjamin

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Michael Benjamin
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New York State Assembly, District 79
Former member
In office
2003-2010
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected2003
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSyracuse University
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Michael Benjamin (b. May 2, 1958) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 79 from 2003 -- when he won a special election -- until 2010.

Benjamin's political experiences include candidate for New York City Council District 16 in 2001; deputy field director to Clinton for President; committeeman for New York State Democratic Committee; vice president of the 44th precinct Community Council; community coordinator for Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene; and district director for Congressman Jose Serrano.

Biography

Benjamin earned his B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University. His professional experience includes deputy chief clerk for the Bronx board of elections; legislative aide; legislative director; manager for The Bronx Health Plan, Inc.; lecturer about race and ethnicity for John Jay College and about urban politics for College of New Rochelle. [1]

Committee assignments

  • Subcommittee on Regulated Mortgage Lenders

Elections

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Benjamin did not run for re-election in 2010.

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Benjamin won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 79, defeating opponent Sigfredo Gonzales (C).

Benjamin raised $41,684 for his campaign while Gonzales raised $0.[2]

New York State Assembly, District 79 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Benjamin (D) 26,083
Sigfredo Gonzales (C) 364

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New York Assembly - District 79
2003–2010
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