Guillermo Linares

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Guillermo Linares
New York State Assembly District 72
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCity College New York
Master'sCity College New York
Ph.D.Columbia University
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Guillermo Linares is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 72 from 2011 to 2013.

Linares served on the New York City Council from 1992 to 2001. He later became the Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. He has worked as a school teacher and served on a local school board before being appointed by President Clinton as the chair of the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

Linares earned his B.S. and his M.S. from City College. He holds a professional diploma in administration and supervision from Fordham University and his doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is married and has two children and a granddaughter.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Linares served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Linares ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 31. He was defeated by incumbent Adriano Espaillat in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012.[1][2][3][4]

New York State Senate, District 31 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdriano Espaillat Incumbent 61.7% 11,138
Guillermo Linares 38.3% 6,927
Total Votes 18,065


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Linares ran in the 2010 election for New York State Assembly District 72. He defeated four candidates in the September 14 Democratic primary. Linares went on to defeat Dan Russo (R) in the general election on November 2.[5]

State Assembly Democratic Primary, District 72 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Guillermo Linares 2,689
Julissa Gomez 1,326
Gabriela Rosa 650
Denis Nelson 548
Miguel Estrella 291
New York State Assembly, District 72 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Guillermo Linares (D) 14,165
Dan Russo (R) 1,382

Campaign donors


In 2010, Linares received $0 in campaign donations.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Adriano Espaillat (D)
New York Assembly District 72
Succeeded by
Gabriela Rosa (D)