State Assembly Member, District 60New York
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Charles BarronState Assembly Member, District 60
Charles Barron (born October 7, 1950) is an American activist and politician who currently represents the 60th district of the New York Assembly. Formerly, he represented Brooklyn's 42nd district on the New York City Council from 2001 to 2013.A self-described "elected activist", Barron ran for Mayor of New York City in 2005. In 2006 he was narrowly defeated by Edolphus Towns in the Democratic Party primary for the U.S. House of Representatives (10th Congressional District). He ran again in the Democratic primary for New York's 8th congressional district, which was being vacated by Towns, but lost to State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, 28% to 72%.Barron began his career working as a community activist in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn in the 1980s. He became chief of staff for Rev. Herbert Daughtry before running for the New York city council, where he served from 2001 to 2013.In March 2020, Barron tested positive for COVID-19.
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