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Camara is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 43. He is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He is also running on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. [[Stuart A. Balberg]] is running unopposed in the Republican primary; he is also running on the [[Conservative Party]] ticket. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref>
 
Camara is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 43. He is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He is also running on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. [[Stuart A. Balberg]] is running unopposed in the Republican primary; he is also running on the [[Conservative Party]] ticket. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref>
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*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 09:31, 18 August 2012

Karim Camara
KarimCamara.jpg
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

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Camara is running in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 43. He is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He is also running on the Working Families Party ticket. Stuart A. Balberg is running unopposed in the Republican primary; he is also running on the Conservative Party ticket. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [2]

Endorsements

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.[4]

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.[5]

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

2010

In 2010, Camara received $19,570 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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

2008

In 2008, a year in which Camara was up for election, he collected $46,954 in donations.[7]

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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2005–present
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