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Revision as of 18:45, 26 July 2012

Karim Camara
New York State Assembly District 43
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 10
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
Bachelor'sXavier University
ProfessionExecutive Pastor, First Baptist Church of Crown Heights
Office website
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


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


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



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


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


In 2010, Camara received $19,570 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karim Camara's campaign in 2010
Ratner, Bruce C$3,000
Lipkin, Pamela$3,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$2,500
Dobbs, Rochelle R$1,500
Democratic For Education Reform NYS$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $19,570


In 2008, a year in which Camara was up for election, he collected $46,954 in donations.[5]

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
New York Assembly - District 43
Succeeded by