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Adriano EspaillatDEMDemocrat United States Representative, NY-13
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26
Years of Experience
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Adriano de Jesús Espaillat Rodríguez (born September 27, 1954) is an American politician. He is the U.S. representative for New York's 13th congressional district and the first Dominican American and first formerly undocumented immigrant to ever serve in Congress. He previously served in the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly.Espaillat was a ranking member of the New York Senate Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee and chaired the Senate Latino Caucus. He represented the neighborhoods of Marble Hill, Inwood, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side in Manhattan. Espaillat is a Democrat. He challenged then-Representative Charles Rangel in the Democratic primaries in 2012 and 2014, eventually winning the Democratic nomination in 2016 after Rangel announced his retirement. He is the first Dominican-American member of Congress.

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Campaign Funding

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$819,583
Total Raised
$586,054
Total Spent
$284,883
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Lawyers/Law Firms$51,130
80%
Securities & Investment$41,400
75%
Public Sector Unions$38,500
71%
Health Professionals$36,736
71%
Real Estate$36,411
68%
Leadership PACs$35,250
68%
Building Trade Unions$35,000
57%
Transportation Unions$29,500
48%
Industrial Unions$25,000
45%
Crop Production & Basic Processing$23,400
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Queens College
Bachelor of Science
1978
Bishop Dubois High School
1974
New York University
Rutgers University
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Senator
New York State Senate
2010 - 2017
Representative
United States House of Representatives, New York
2016 - Current
Member
New York State Assembly
1996 - 2010
Director
Project Right Start
1994 - 1996
Director
Washington Heights Victim Services Community Office
1992 - 1994
Manhattan Court Services Coordinator
New York City Criminal Justice Agency
1980 - 1988
Other Experience1 - 35 of 35
Vice Chair
New York County Democratic Committee
2001 - Current
Board Member
Dominican American National Roundtable
1997 - Current
Mediator
Washington Heights Inwood Conflict Resolutions and Mediation Center
1996 - Current
District Leader
New York County Democratic Committee, 72nd District, Part A
1993 - Current
Member
Mario Cuomo's Dominican Advisory Board
1991 - 1993
Member
Executive Board, Community Planning Board 12
1986 - 1991
Former President
34th Precinct Community Council
Senior Whip
Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives
Current
Minority Program Development Chair
New York State Senate
2010 - 2017
Member
Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus
2003 - Current
Chair
Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus, New York State Senate
Former Chair
New York State Task Force on New Americans
Former Chair
Monitoring and Compliance Subcommittee, Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Team
Former Majority Conference Vice Chair
New York State Assembly
Former Member
Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Health and Technology Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
The Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Codes Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Environmental Conservation Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Higher Education Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Foreign Affairs), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Rules Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, United States House of Representatives
Member
Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives
Member
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives
Member
Committee on Small Business, United States House of Representatives
Whip
Congressional Hispanic Caucus, United States House of Representatives