Michael Benjamin
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Michael Benjamin

Democrat

American politician

Bronx, New York
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Michael Benjamin

American politician
Summary
Experience
63
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
NYResidence (state)

Michael A. Benjamin (born May 2, 1958) represented District 79 in the New York State Assembly, which includes Morrisania, Crotona Park East, and East Tremont, until December 31, 2010. The seat is currently held by Michael Blake. Chosen in a special election in 2003, Benjamin is a member of the Election Law Committee. A former member of the Bronx Board of Elections and Deputy Chief of the Board of Elections, he sponsored the Campaign Financing Reform Act of 2005. Prior to his election to the Assembly Benjamin served as a member of local community boards within the Bronx and ran unsuccessfully against City Councilwoman Helen Foster. Challengers in the 2006 primary were Wilbert Tee Lawton-a district leader-and Sigfredo Gonzalez.Benjamin holds a B.A.in Political Science from Syracuse University. Benjamin retired from the State Assembly on December 31, 2010. He now works as a columnist and public affairs consultant.

Experience

Education

  (1 of 1)  
Syracuse University
BA Political Science
1980

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 14)  
Experience
New York State Assembly
2003
Deputy Field Director
Clinton for President, New York City
1992
Committeeman
New York State Democratic Committee
1982 - 1990
Assemblymember
Assembly Member
Community Coordinator
Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene
District Director
Congressman José Serrano
Vice President
44th Precinct Community Council
Deputy Chief Clerk
Bronx Board of Elections
2002 - 2003
Legislative Aide
Assembly Aurelia Greene, New York State Assembly
2000 - 2002
Legislative Director
Councilman Adolfo Carrion, New York City Council
1998 - 2000
Manager
The Bronx Health Plan, Incorporated
1994 - 1996
Lecturer
Urban Politics, College of New Rochelle
Lecturer
Race and Ethnicity, John Jay College

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
Member
Bronx Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
President
Sherman Terrace Cooperative Incorporated
Member
Local Draft Board United States Selective Service System
1998 - Current
Member
Neighborhood Advisory Board, Department of Youth and Community Development
1994 - 1998
Member
Community Board One
1982 - 1990