William Colton

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William Colton
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New York State Assembly District 47
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John's University, 1968
Master'sBrooklyn College
J.D.Saint John's School of Law, 1978
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William Colton (b. 1946) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 47 since 1997 and currently serving as the the Majority Conference Leader.

Colton's professional experience is as a lawyer and public school teacher.

Colton earned a BA in Urban Education from Saint John's University; a MS in Urban Education from Brooklyn College and a JD from Saint John's School of Law. He is married to Mary and has two stepchildren; Jennifer and Joseph.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Colton has been appointed to the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Colton ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 47. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated James M. Rippa in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Colton Incumbent 74.4% 14,370
     Republican James M. Rippa 25.6% 4,942
Total Votes 19,312

Endorsements

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Colton ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Phyllis Carbo (R) in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 47 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Colton (D) 8,605
Phyllis Carbo (R) 4,457

2008

On November 4, 2008 Colton won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 47, defeating opponent Russell Gallo (R).

Colton raised $140,097 for his campaign while Gallo raised $0.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 47 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Colton (D) 14,949
Russell Gallo (R) 5,627

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Colton received $127,024 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Colton's campaign in 2010
New York State Laborers$10,410
New York State Trial Lawyers$3,800
New York State United Teachers$3,400
Schatzman, Sidney$2,600
New York State Afl-Cio$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $127,024

2008

In 2008, a year in which Colton was up for election, he collected $140,907 in donations.[7]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
New York City District Council of Carpenters $3,500
AFSCME District Council 37 $3,250
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,000
New York State United Teachers $2,700

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New York Assembly District 47
1997–present
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