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Special Election: New York (State Senate, District 30)

2017 Democratic Candidate: Brian Benjamin

Brian Benjamin serves as chairman of Central Harlem's Community Board No. 10, which he has been a member of for 6 years. He is the managing director of real estate developer Genesis Companies. In 2008, Brian helped create Harlem for Obama, a grass-roots “get out the vote” organization. He served on President Obama's National Finance Committee and helped raise more than $250,000 for President Obama's campaign. Issues that Brian wants to address in the Senate include affordable housing, criminal justice and boosting minority and women owned businesses. Brian holds a degree in Public Policy from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School: