|U.S. House, New York, District 15|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||New York University|
|Birthday||September 23, 1963|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to his campaign website, Schley's platform includes the following tenets:
- Sustainable Job Creation
- Support Low-Income Housing
- Stabilize Neighborhood Businesses
- Educate All Children
- Reform Criminal & Family Courts
- Federal Election Commission "Federal Election 2010," Accessed February 19, 2012
- Craig Schley campaign website "Platform 2012," Accessed February 19, 2012
- Politicker "Rangel Rivals Survive Ballot Challenges; Mixed Bag for NY-6 Also-Rans," May 1, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
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