William Bryk

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William Bryk
William Bryk .jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Indiana, District 8
Bachelor'sManhattan College (1977)
J.D.Fordham University School of Law (1989)
Campaign website
William Bryk is a bankruptcy attorney from Brooklyn, NY.[1] In 2012, he has filed to run in Indiana and Wyoming -- both states in which a candidate need not reside in the state until the general election date.[1]

Bryk lost the 2012 Democratic primary for U.S. House representing the 8th Congressional District of Indiana.[2]

In previous years, Bryk has run in Idaho and New Hampshire, which also allow out-of-state candidates to run in the primary.[3]



  • 1977: Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y., Bachelor of Science, Economics
  • 1989: Fordham University School of Law, New York, N.Y. Juris Doctor


  • 1977 - 1982: Administrative Assistant and Staff Analyst, New York City Comptroller's Office[4]
  • 1982 - 1985: Assistant to the President, Borough of Manhattan[4]
  • 1985 - 1986: Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff, City Council Member[4]
  • 1986 - 1989: Spec. Assistant to the New York City Council President[4]
  • 1990 - 1991: Law Secretary to Judge, New York City Civil Court[4]
  • 1991 - 1993: Assistant Counsel to the New York City Council President[4]
  • 1992 - 1994, 1995 - 1997: Staff Attorney, New York City Department of Social Services[4]
  • 1994 - 1995: Special Assistant to New York City Board of Education Member[4]
  • 2001 - 2002: Administrative Law Judge, New York City Department of Finance[4]
  • 2002 - 2010: Staff Attorney, New York City Department of Correction[4]

  • Secretary, Order of Lafayette[4]
  • Staff Judge Advocate, Veteran Corps of Artillery, State of New York[4]



Bryk ran as a protest candidate in two states, each of which allows out-of-state candidates to run, as long as they reside in-state by the general election.[1]


See also: United States Senate elections in Wyoming, 2012

Bryk filed to run for U.S. Senate in Wyoming. He was defeated by Tim Chesnut in the Democratic primary on August 21, 2012.[5][6]


See also: Indiana's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Bryk ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 8th District. Bryk and Thomas Barnett lost to Dave Crooks in the May 8 Democratic primary.[2][7]

U.S. House, Indiana, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Crooks 57.7% 18,634
Thomas Barnett 32.9% 10,638
William Bryk 9.4% 3,023
Total Votes 32,295

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