Guillermo Linares

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Guillermo Linares
New York State Assembly, District 72
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly, District 72
2011 - 2012
Bachelor'sCity College New York
Master'sCity College New York
Ph.D.Columbia University
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Guillermo Linares is a Democratic member for the New York State Assembly, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

He served in the New York State Assembly, representing District 72 from 2011 to 2012.

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.A. and his M.S. from City College. He also earned his professional diploma in administration and supervision from Fordham University and his Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University.[1]

Committee assignments


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Guillermo Linares defeated Francesca Castellanos, Manny De Los Santos, Mayobanex Villalona and Melanie Hidalgo in the Democratic primary, while Ronnie Cabrera was unopposed in the Republican primary. Linares defeated Cabrera in the general election.[2][3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 72 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGuillermo Linares 91.4% 12,226
     Republican Ronnie Cabrera 8.6% 1,149
Total Votes 13,375


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.[5][6][7][8]

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.[9]

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.[10]


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Linares is married, has two children, a granddaughter and two grandsons.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gabriela Rosa (D)
New York Assembly District 72
January 1, 2015-present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Adriano Espaillat (D)
New York Assembly District 72
Succeeded by
Gabriela Rosa (D)