Michael Benjamin

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Michael Benjamin
New York State Assembly District 79
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Michael Benjamin (b. May 2, 1958) was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He represented 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.

Benjamin's professional experiences include 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.

Benjamin earned a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University. He is married to Kennedy.[1]



Benjamin did not run for re-election in 2010.


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

Committee assignments

  • Subcommittee on Regulated Mortgage Lenders

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 79
Succeeded by