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William Colton

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William Colton
New York State Assembly District 47
Incumbent
Assumed office
1997
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House site
William Colton (b. 1946) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 47 since 1997. Colton is 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]

Elections

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.[2]

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

2008

In 2008, a year in which Colton was up for election, he collected $140,907 in donations.[3]

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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