Karim Camara

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Karim Camara
New York State Assembly District 43
Incumbent
Assumed office
2005
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church of Crown Heights
Website House site
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]

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

Committee assignments

  • Subcommittee on Regulated Mortgage Lenders
  • Subcommittee on Autism Retention
  • Subcommittee on Retention of Homeownership and Stabilization of Affordable Housing

External links

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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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