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name                = Nelson Castro |
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|Name = Nelson Castro
political position  = New York State Assembly District 86 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = New York State Assembly District 86
assumed office     = 2009 |
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|Status = Former member
term ends          = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]] |
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|Tenure = 2009 - 2013
political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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profession          = Legislator |
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|Assumed office = 2009
  website             = [http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=086 House site] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Nelson Castro''' (b. January 25, 1972) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 86 since 2009. Castro was also chief of staff for Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Nelson Castro''' (b. January 25, 1972) is a former [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 86 from 2009 to 2013. Castro was also chief of staff for Assemblyman [[Adriano Espaillat]] (D).
  
Castro earned a BA in business administration from Andrews University and attended Empire State College.  He has two children; Jennel and Christopher.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=110325 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Castro]</ref>
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Castro announced that he would resign effective April 8, 2013 following his role in a [[Nelson Castro#2013 bribery scandal|bribery scandal]] that saw fellow Assemblyman [[Eric Stevenson]] (D) charged.
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Castro earned a B.A. in business administration from Andrews University and attended Empire State College.  He has two children.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=110325 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Castro]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Castro served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New York
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Children and Families
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|Committee2 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee3 = Health
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|Committee4 = Higher Education
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|Committee5 = Housing
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|Committee6 = Social Services
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Castro has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Castro served on the following committees:
* [[Banks Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Children and Families Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Higher Education Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Housing Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Social Services Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Banks
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|Committee2 = Children and Families
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|Committee3 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee4 = Higher Education
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|Committee5 = Housing
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|Committee6 = Social Services
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Castro served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Castro served on the following committees:
* [[Banks Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Children and Families Committee, New York Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Higher Education Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Housing Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Social Services Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Banks
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|Committee2 = Children and Families
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|Committee3 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee4 = Higher Education
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|Committee5 = Housing
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|Committee6 = Social Services
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
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Castro ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 86. He defeated [[Richard Soto]] in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. He defeated [[Ana Sanchez]] and [[Vhidiwhatie Diamond]] in the general election which took 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><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Republican
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|winner1 = Nelson Castro
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|candidate2 = Ana Sanchez
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|candidate3 = Vhidiwhatie Diamond
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|votes1 = 23089
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|Chamber=New York State Assembly, District 86
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|winner1 = Nelson Castro
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|candidate2 = Richard Soto
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|votes1 = 2556
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|votes2 = 467
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====Endorsements====
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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>
  
 
===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Castro defeated [[Hector Ramirez]] in the September 14 Democratic primary, but Ramirez secured the nomination of the [[Working Families Party]]. He defeated [[Rene Santos]] (R), [[Conservative Party]] candidate [[Lisa Campbell]], and [[Hector Ramirez]] (WF) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref>
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Castro defeated [[Hector Ramirez (New York)|Hector Ramirez]] in the September 14 Democratic primary, but Ramirez secured the nomination of the [[Working Families Party]]. He defeated [[Rene Santos]] (R), [[Conservative Party]] candidate [[Lisa Campbell]], and [[Hector Ramirez (New York)|Hector Ramirez]] (WF) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|org1 = Lebron Leasing
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In 2010, Castro received $91,572 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
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|org1 = Imperial Medical PC
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|org2 = Transport Workers Local 100
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|org3 = Gagliardi Paul
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|org4 = 1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East
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|org5 = New York State Laborers
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|orgdonor1 = $5,000
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|orgdonor2 = $4,300
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|orgdonor3 = $3,800
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|orgdonor4 = $3,800
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==Controversy==
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===2013 bribery scandal===
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Following the arrest of colleague [[Eric Stevenson]] for bribery on April 4, 2013, Castro -- who had previously been charged under a sealed indictment -- announced that he would resign from office the following Monday as part of a non-prosecution agreement in which he cooperated with the federal government as an undercover informant.  He acknowledged that he had been charged with perjury from a civil case, though the complaint against Stevenson noted several felony charges against Castro.<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/node/136966 ''New York Daily News'', "NYS Assemblyman Nelson Castro To Resign Over Eric Stevenson Scandal," April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/04/17599962-2nd-big-bribery-scandal-rocks-new-york-this-week-alone ''NBC News'', "2nd big bribery scandal rocks New York -- this week alone," April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/04/04/new-york-assemblyman-nelson-castro-resigns-amid-corruption-probe/ ''Fox News Latino'', "New York Assemblyman Nelson Castro Resigns Amid Corruption Probe," April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013]</ref>
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Revision as of 08:24, 26 March 2014

Nelson Castro
Nelson Castro.jpg
New York State Assembly District 86
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBusiness Administration, Andrews University
Personal
Birthday01/25/1972
Place of birthSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Nelson Castro (b. January 25, 1972) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 86 from 2009 to 2013. Castro was also chief of staff for Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat (D).

Castro announced that he would resign effective April 8, 2013 following his role in a bribery scandal that saw fellow Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (D) charged.

Castro earned a B.A. in business administration from Andrews University and attended Empire State College. He has two children.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Castro served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Health
Higher Education
Housing
Social Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Castro ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 86. He defeated Richard Soto in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated Ana Sanchez and Vhidiwhatie Diamond in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNelson Castro Incumbent 96.5% 23,089
     Republican Ana Sanchez 2.9% 698
     Conservative Vhidiwhatie Diamond 0.6% 145
Total Votes 23,932
New York State Assembly, District 86 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNelson Castro Incumbent 84.6% 2,556
Richard Soto 15.4% 467
Total Votes 3,023

Endorsements

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Castro defeated Hector Ramirez in the September 14 Democratic primary, but Ramirez secured the nomination of the Working Families Party. He defeated Rene Santos (R), Conservative Party candidate Lisa Campbell, and Hector Ramirez (WF) in the general election on November 2.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 86 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nelson Castro (D) 7,613
Hector Ramirez (WF) 1,698
Rene Santos (R) 324
Lisa Campbell (C) 199

2008

On November 4, 2008 Castro won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 86, defeating opponent Lisa Campbell (R).

Castro raised $40,858 for his campaign while Campbell raised $0.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 86 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nelson Castro (D) 18,248
Lisa Campbell (R) 910

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Castro is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Castro raised a total of $234,752 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[7]

Nelson Castro's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York Assembly, District 86 Won $102,322
2010 New York Assembly, District 86 Won $91,572
2008 New York Assembly, District 86 Won $40,858
Grand Total Raised $234,752

2012

Castro won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Castro raised a total of $102,322.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nelson Castro's campaign in 2012
Lebron Leasing$5,000
Livery Industry Association$4,000
Frousios, Costas A.$3,000
New York State United Teachers$2,850
Jerome, Stephen J.$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$102,322
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Castro received $91,572 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nelson Castro's campaign in 2010
Imperial Medical PC$5,000
Transport Workers Local 100$4,300
Gagliardi Paul$3,800
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$3,800
New York State Laborers$3,800
Total Raised in 2010 $91,572

2008

In the 2008 election, Castro raised a total of $40,858.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Corinthian Medical IPA INC $3,800
Alvarez, Pedro M $3,800
P Alvarez Associates CORP $3,800
Bronx Democratic Trustees $2,500
New York State Association for Affordable Housing $2,000
Lebron, Manuel $2,000

Controversy

2013 bribery scandal

Following the arrest of colleague Eric Stevenson for bribery on April 4, 2013, Castro -- who had previously been charged under a sealed indictment -- announced that he would resign from office the following Monday as part of a non-prosecution agreement in which he cooperated with the federal government as an undercover informant. He acknowledged that he had been charged with perjury from a civil case, though the complaint against Stevenson noted several felony charges against Castro.[10][11][12]

Recent news

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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 86
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Victor Pichardo (D)