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|Name = Craig Schley
 
|Name = Craig Schley
 
|Profile picture = CS2012.jpg
 
|Profile picture = CS2012.jpg
|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 15
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|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 13
|Status = Challenger
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|Status = Candidate
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Last election = November 2, 2010
 
|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|Birthday = September 23, 1963
 
|Birthday = September 23, 1963
 
|Place of birth = Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
|Place of birth = Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Profession = Activist
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
 
|Campaign website = http://www.craigschley.com/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.craigschley.com/
 
|Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Craig Schley'''(born September 23, 1963) is a [[Democratic Party]] candidate for the [[United States House of Representatives]] for [[New York's 15th congressional district]]. He announced his candidacy in Harlem on January 10, 2012. As a Political Strategist, Radio Commentator on current political and legal affairs, Block Association President, spokesperson for the Law Library and the official Liaison for the Veterans Action Group (VAG) in Harlem, New York, Schley is the founder and Executive Director of VOTE People, the first human rights organization in Harlem. He is a member of the [[Democratic Party]] and ran under the [[Independent]] Party of America and Voices of The Everyday People for Change party’s (VPFC) in 2010. He first ran for the 15th Congressional seat in 2008 under VPFC, the political action committee he founded earlier that year.
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}}{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''Craig Schley''' (born September 23, 1963) was a [[Democratic]] candidate for the [[United States House of Representatives]] for [[New York's 13th congressional district]]. He announced his candidacy in Harlem on January 10, 2012. Schley sought to represent the people of the [[New York's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th Congressional District]], where he has resided and served in central Harlem for 22 years. Schley lost in the November general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/NY/house ''CNN'' "New York Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
  
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
Craig Schley was born in Philadelphia on September 23, 1963. He resides in New York City since 1990. Schley holds a B.A. in Political Science from New York University. Schley was a Wilhelmina Model in New York, fireman and electrician in the Atlanta area.
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Schley was born in Philadelphia on September 23, 1963. He has lived in New York City since 1990. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from New York University. Schley was a Wilhelmina Model in New York, fireman and electrician in the Atlanta area.<ref name="bio">[http://www.craigschley.com/images/stories/Craig%20Schley%20Full%20Bio%201%2030%20122.pdf ''Craig Schley campaign website'' "Bio," Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref>
  
== Political Career ==
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As a Political Strategist, Radio Commentator on current political and legal affairs, Block Association President, spokesperson for the Law Library and the official Liaison for the Veterans Action Group (VAG) in Harlem, New York, Schley is the founder and Executive Director of VOTE People, the first human rights organization in Harlem.<ref name="bio"/>
Schley’s drive and passion for public service inspired him to establish the community based organization in Harlem called Vote People for Change (VPC) in 2001, while simultaneously embarking on his political career as a canvasser for former The Bronx (Borough) President and Democratic Party nominee for Mayor Freddy Ferrer. In 2003 Schley served as an intern for longtime congressional incumbent of the 15th District Charles Rangel and would later be tasked with managing the housing and social security constituent queries. In 2005 Schley was hired as a political strategist for Felipe Luciano’s in his bid for office and worked as a political consultant and coordinator for field operations in the 17th Ward in Philadelphia for City Council woman Verna Tyler. Schley was nominated by the Independence Party of American and simultaneously ran under the VPC in 2010 for the 15th District Congressional Seat. For a newcomer Schley captured almost 8,000 votes.[http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/electionresults.shtml]
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Schley’s work has within the legal sector began as an intern for the New York Commission on Human Rights in 2000 where he assisted Deputy Chief of Law Bureau to interpret and investigate allegations of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. From 2003 to 2007 Schley worked as Legal assistant for the New York State Supreme Court Judge where he aided in many cases: family, criminal and civil.
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He is a member of the [[Democratic Party]] and ran under the [[Independent]] Party of America and Voices of The Everyday People for Change party’s (VPFC) in 2010. He first ran for the 15th Congressional seat in 2008 under VPFC, the political action committee he founded earlier that year.<ref name="bio"/>
  
== Platform Issues in 2012 Congressional Elections ==
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===Political career===
'''Sustainable Job Creation''': by using new technologies, investing in infrastructure, small businesses, and the arts and human resources to create jobs beyond the time-span of a construction site.
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Schley established a community-based organization in Harlem called Vote People for Change (VPC) in 2001, while simultaneously embarking on his political career as a canvasser for Freddy Ferrer, former Democratic Party nominee for mayor. In 2003 Schley served as an intern for U.S. Rep. [[Charlie Rangel]] and later managed the housing and social security constituent queries. In 2005 Schley was hired as a political strategist for Felipe Luciano and worked as a political consultant and coordinator for field operations in Philadelphia for Councilwoman Verna Tyler. Schley was nominated by the Independence Party of America and simultaneously ran under the VPC in 2010 for New York's [[New York's 15th congressional district|15th District congressional seat]]. Schley received 7,803 votes.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/electionresults.shtml ''Federal Election Commission'' "Federal Election 2010," Accessed February 19, 2012]</ref>
  
'''Support Low-Income Housing''': by securing funding for housing to support our senior citizens, veterans, residents and especially those who have special needs for secure and stable rent.
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Schley interned with the New York Commission on Human Rights in 2000, where he assisted Deputy Chief of Law Bureau to interpret and investigate allegations of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. From 2003 to 2007 Schley worked as legal assistant for the [[judgepedia:New York Supreme Court|New York State Supreme Court]] and aided in family, criminal and civil cases.<ref name="bio"/>
  
'''Stabilize Neighborhood Businesses''': by providing funding to mom-and-pop stores, non-profits, and neighborhood pre-K centers that develop our children's intellectual and cultural well-being.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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According to his campaign website, Schley's platform included the following tenets:<ref>[http://www.craigschley.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67&Itemid=66 ''Craig Schley campaign website'' "Platform 2012," Accessed February 19, 2012]</ref>
  
'''Educate All Children''': by (1) supporting and fixing public education, (2) expanding the facilities to accommodate population growth, and (3) diversifying education letting charter schools grow organically
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* Sustainable Job Creation
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* Support Low-Income Housing
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* Stabilize Neighborhood Businesses
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* Educate All Children
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* Reform Criminal & Family Courts
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==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 13th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
'''Reform Criminal & Family Courts''': by passing local and national legislation for fair sentencing, ending abusive police practices, and securing that our children, from birth, have equal access to both parents.
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Schley ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]]. He sought the nomination on the Democratic and the Republican tickets.<ref>[http://www.politicker.com/2012/05/01/rangel-rivals-survive-ballot-challenges-mixed-bag-for-ny-6-also-rans/ ''Politicker'' "Rangel Rivals Survive Ballot Challenges; Mixed Bag for NY-6 Also-Rans," May 1, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed on the Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent [[Charlie Rangel]] in the Democratic primary on June 26th, 2012.<ref>[hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP'' "2012 primary results"]</ref> He faced Rangel in the November 6, 2012, general election. Schley lost to Rangel in the general election.<ref name="cnnr"/>
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|Chamber=U.S. House, New York District 13
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|party= Democratic
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|winner1 =Charles B. Rangel
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 =Adriano Espaillat
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|candidate3 =Clyde Williams
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|candidate4=Joyce Johnson
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|candidate5=Craig Schley
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|votes1 = 16916
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|votes2 =15884
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|votes3 =3974
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|votes4=1187
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|votes5=545
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====Debates====
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=====June 14, 2012=====
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On June 14, 2012, all five Democratic candidates met for a debate. Rangel and Espaillat traded some intense words, with Rangel questioning a petition drive for Espaillat that the state senator says he's not involved with. Espaillat parried by bringing up Rangel's own ethics issues. Williams urged the candidates to avoid personal attacks and focus on the issues. Schley commented that Rangel was "antiquated" and was past his political prime.<ref name="ny1"/>
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===2010===
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On November 2, 2010, Schley lost New York's 15th District election to incumbent [[Charlie Rangel]].<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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|Chamber= U.S. House, New York Congressional District 15 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Blank/Scattering
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|party3= Republican
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|party4= Independence, Vote People Change
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|party5= Socialist Worker
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|winner1 = Charles B. Rangel
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 =
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|candidate3 = Michel J. Faulkner
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|candidate4 = Craig Schley
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|candidate5 = Roger Calero
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|votes1 = 91225
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|votes2 = 13617
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|votes3 = 11754
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|votes4 = 7803
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|votes5 = 1647
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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No campaign donor information available.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=NY13&spec=N ''Open Secrets'' "New York's 13th congressional district" Accessed May 20, 2013]</ref>
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==External links==
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* [http://www.craigschley.com/ Craig Schley campaign website]
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Craig Schley
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 13
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew York University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 23, 1963
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Websites
Campaign website
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Craig Schley (born September 23, 1963) was a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives for New York's 13th congressional district. He announced his candidacy in Harlem on January 10, 2012. Schley sought to represent the people of the 13th Congressional District, where he has resided and served in central Harlem for 22 years. Schley lost in the November general election.[1]

Biography

Schley was born in Philadelphia on September 23, 1963. He has lived in New York City since 1990. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from New York University. Schley was a Wilhelmina Model in New York, fireman and electrician in the Atlanta area.[2]

As a Political Strategist, Radio Commentator on current political and legal affairs, Block Association President, spokesperson for the Law Library and the official Liaison for the Veterans Action Group (VAG) in Harlem, New York, Schley is the founder and Executive Director of VOTE People, the first human rights organization in Harlem.[2]

He is a member of the Democratic Party and ran under the Independent Party of America and Voices of The Everyday People for Change party’s (VPFC) in 2010. He first ran for the 15th Congressional seat in 2008 under VPFC, the political action committee he founded earlier that year.[2]

Political career

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Schley established a community-based organization in Harlem called Vote People for Change (VPC) in 2001, while simultaneously embarking on his political career as a canvasser for Freddy Ferrer, former Democratic Party nominee for mayor. In 2003 Schley served as an intern for U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel and later managed the housing and social security constituent queries. In 2005 Schley was hired as a political strategist for Felipe Luciano and worked as a political consultant and coordinator for field operations in Philadelphia for Councilwoman Verna Tyler. Schley was nominated by the Independence Party of America and simultaneously ran under the VPC in 2010 for New York's 15th District congressional seat. Schley received 7,803 votes.[3]

Schley interned with the New York Commission on Human Rights in 2000, where he assisted Deputy Chief of Law Bureau to interpret and investigate allegations of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. From 2003 to 2007 Schley worked as legal assistant for the New York State Supreme Court and aided in family, criminal and civil cases.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to his campaign website, Schley's platform included the following tenets:[4]

  • Sustainable Job Creation
  • Support Low-Income Housing
  • Stabilize Neighborhood Businesses
  • Educate All Children
  • Reform Criminal & Family Courts

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 13th congressional district elections, 2012

Schley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 13th District. He sought the nomination on the Democratic and the Republican tickets.[5] He was unopposed on the Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent Charlie Rangel in the Democratic primary on June 26th, 2012.[6] He faced Rangel in the November 6, 2012, general election. Schley lost to Rangel in the general election.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Rangel Incumbent 75% 174,789
     Republican Craig Schley 5.2% 12,132
     Independent Deborah Liatos 2.4% 5,533
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 17.5% 40,718
Total Votes 233,172
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"
U.S. House, New York District 13 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles B. Rangel Incumbent 43.9% 16,916
Adriano Espaillat 41.3% 15,884
Clyde Williams 10.3% 3,974
Joyce Johnson 3.1% 1,187
Craig Schley 1.4% 545
Total Votes 38,506

Debates

June 14, 2012

On June 14, 2012, all five Democratic candidates met for a debate. Rangel and Espaillat traded some intense words, with Rangel questioning a petition drive for Espaillat that the state senator says he's not involved with. Espaillat parried by bringing up Rangel's own ethics issues. Williams urged the candidates to avoid personal attacks and focus on the issues. Schley commented that Rangel was "antiquated" and was past his political prime.[7]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Schley lost New York's 15th District election to incumbent Charlie Rangel.[8]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles B. Rangel Incumbent 72.4% 91,225
     Blank/Scattering 10.8% 13,617
     Republican Michel J. Faulkner 9.3% 11,754
     Independence, Vote People Change Craig Schley 6.2% 7,803
     Socialist Worker Roger Calero 1.3% 1,647
Total Votes 126,046

Campaign donors

2012

No campaign donor information available.[9]

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