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Revision as of 05:18, 20 December 2011

Karim Camara
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New York State Assembly District 43
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sXavier University
Personal
ProfessionExecutive Pastor, First Baptist Church of Crown Heights
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Karim Camara is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 43 since winning a special election in 2005.

Camara's professional experiences include congressional intern for United States Representative Major Owens; director of institutional advancement for Cush Campus Schools; as an employee of the American Red Cross of Greater New York, Emergency Family Center; student intern, assistant pastor, and executive pastor of First Baptist Church of Crown Heights.

Camara attended Wesley Theological Seminary, Fordham University, and Alfred University. He earned a BA in english literature and chemistry from Xavier University and a MDiv from New York Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Orelia, have one child.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Camara has been appointed to the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Camara served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Camara ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Menachem Raitport (R) in the general election on November 2.[2]

New York State Assembly, District 43 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karim Camara (D) 17,293
Menachem Raitport (R) 1,538

2008

On November 4, 2008 Camara won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 43, defeating opponent Stuart Balberg (R).

Camara raised $46,954 for his campaign while Balberg raised $0.[3]

New York State Assembly, District 43 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karim Camara (D) 27,769
Stuart Balberg (R) 2,096

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, a year in which Camara was up for election, he collected $46,954 in donations.[4]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $7,200
New York State Trial Lawyers $6,600
Democrats for Education Reform $3,000
New York State United Teachers $1,500
Jeh Johnson $1,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New York Assembly - District 43
2005–present
Succeeded by
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