Charles Barron
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Charles Barron

Democrat

State Assembly Member, District 60

New York

Addresses

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Capitol
Legislative Office Building Room 532
Albany, NY. 12248
Brooklyn District Office
669 Vermont Street
Brooklyn, NY. 11207
Legislative Office Building
198 State Street Room 532
Albany, NY. 12248
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Charles Barron

State Assembly Member, District 60
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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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Experience

Education

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New York Technical College
Associate's
Hunter College
BA Sociology

Past Positions

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Assembly Member
New York State Assembly
2014 - Current
Member
New York City Council
2001 - 2013
Secretary General
African Peoples Christian Organization
1982 - 87
Former Chief of Staff
Reverend Doctor Herbert Daughtry of National Black United Front

Other Experience

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Co-Founder
Operation People Organization and Working for Empowerment and Respect (POWER)
Former Member
Harlem Branch, Black Panther Party
Founder
Dynamics of Leadership Corporation
Founding Chair
National Black United Front Harlem Chapter
Member
National Black United Front
Former Member
Women's Issues Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member
Planning Dispositions and Concessions Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member
Land Use Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member
Immigration Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member
Consumer Affairs Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member
Education Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member
Small Business Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, New York State Assembly

Campaign Funding

2012
20
12
$140,895
Total Raised
$125,485
Total Spent
$15,860
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics