|New York State Assembly District 47|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
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.
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
Colton ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He faced 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.
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.
|New York State Assembly, District 47 2008|
|William Colton (D)||14,949|
|Russell Gallo (R)||5,627|
In 2008, a year in which Colton was up for election, he collected $140,907 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|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|
- Correction Committee, New York Assembly
- Environmental Conservation Committee, New York Assembly
- Governmental Employees Committee, New York Assembly
- Labor Committee, New York Assembly
- Ways and Means Committee, New York Assembly
- New York Assembly - Rep. William Colton
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
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