Dan Quart

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Dan Quart
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New York State Assembly District 73
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedSeptember 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBinghamton University
J.D.St. John’s Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dan Quart is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 73. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election in September 2011.

Biography

Quart graduated from Binghamton University and earned his J.D. from St. John’s Law School. His professional experience includes being a partner at Babchik & Young, LLP, volunteering at the Legal Aid Society's Housing Division, and doing pro bono legal work with Eviction Intervention Services. Quart is a member of Community Board 8. [1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Quart served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Consumer Affairs and Protection
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Housing
Insurance
Judiciary
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

On his campaign site, Quart highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Education: "Dan will secure funding in Albany for construction of elementary and middle schools to alleviate overcrowding, reduce class size and fund innovative programs that attract and maintain quality teachers."
  • Transportation: "Dan will work to restructure the MTA to ensure dedicated funding streams so our subways, buses and roads do not fall into disrepair."
  • Job Creation: "Dan will work to establish tax-free sales zones and tax exemptions for small business owners."
  • Housing: "Dan will work to pass legislation providing additional rent protection to seniors."
  • Environment: "With the East Side suffering from the worst air quality in Manhattan, Dan will partner with City officials to create an incentive program to help landlords retrofit boilers to newer clean-fuel model."

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Quart ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 73. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated David B. Casavis in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 73, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Quart Incumbent 68.9% 32,146
     Republican David B. Casavis 31.1% 14,501
Total Votes 46,647

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Jonathan Bing (D) resigned from the Assembly to become the special deputy Superintendent of the NY Liquidation Bureau.[4]

Quart defeated Paul Niehaus (R) in the September 13, 2011 special election. Quart also ran on the Working Families Party tickets.[5]

Debate, 2011 special election

New York television station, NY1, hosted a short debate between the District 73 special election candidates. Video of the debate can be found here.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dan Quart is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Dan Quart raised a total of $321,992 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[6]

Dan Quart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 73 Won $183,378
2011 New York State Assembly special elections, District 73 Won $138,614
Grand Total Raised $321,992

2012

Dan Quart won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Dan Quart raised a total of $183,378.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Quart’s endorsements included the following:

Personal

Quart is married to his wife Miriam. They have one child.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Bing
New York Assembly District 73
2011–present
Succeeded by
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