Sylvia Kinard

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Sylvia Kinard
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U.S. House, New York, District 9
PartyDemocratic
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Sylvia Kinard was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 9th Congressional District of New York.

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Kinard ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 9th District. She sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket and was defeated 11th District incumbent Yvette Clarke in the June 26 Democratic primary.[1][2]

Kinard, who is also a minister, formerly worked as Senior Legislative Attorney for the New York City Council.[3] She was focused on addressing local concerns of unemployment and education. Kinard wanted to ensure government jobs weren't outsourced, and supported small businesses. She also said she would fight to bring more education arts funding to New York.[4]

President Barack Obama backed Clarke.[5] He said that Clarke has worked "to give a voice to the voiceless, whether it was improving educational opportunity for children, expanding access to healthcare for women in need, or helping small businesses expand and add new jobs."[6]

U.S. House, New York District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngYvette Clarke Incumbent 88.3% 11,903
Sylvia Kinard 11.7% 1,584
Total Votes 13,487

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