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Biographical Profile for Martin Connor
Previous Candidate for State Senator District 25, New York
Party: New York State Democratic Party
Phone: 212.298.5565
Address: 61 Pierrepont Street - #71 71
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Martin Connor's positions and views on the issues:
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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
He was born in 1945 in Trenton, New Jersey.A resident of Brooklyn Heights, Senator Connor is married to Christine Silber. He is the proud father of three.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Senator Connor attended parochial schools, graduating first in his class from Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. In 1967, he graduated from Catholic University of America with a BA in Politics and received a law degree from Catholic University of America School of Law in 1970.
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He served as an editor of the Law Review at the Catholic University of America School of Law. During law school, he worked part time in the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board and later, as a law clerk to the House Counsel of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.Between 1970 and 1974, Senator Connor was associated with White & Case, a large Wall Street law firm, where he practiced corporate and anti-trust law. In 1974, he joined the Office of the General Counsel of Xerox Corporation where he practiced anti-trust law. From 1975 to 1977, Senator Connor maintained a law practice in Brooklyn, but left private practice when he was appointed an Assistant Counsel to the State Comptroller. He resigned that position upon his election to the Senate.
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
In addition, Senator Connor has been a vigorous supporter for the advancement of human rights and has worked to address issues of concern to women and minorities. He has been a leader in the battle for electoral reforms that will make it easier for New Yorkers to participate in the political process, reduce the influence of special interest money in campaigns, and provide a level political playing field. Throughout his years in the Senate, Senator Connor has served at various times as a member of the Senate Minority Task Forces on Jobs; Federal/State Relations; and Women's Issues; and as a member of the Legislature's Commission on Public Management Systems. He is also a founding member of the Senate's Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force. As Minority Leader, Senator Connor was an ex-officio member of all senate standing committees and the ranking minority member of the Rules Committee.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Martin Connor was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 1978 and has since been re-elected every two years.
An attorney, Senator Connor served as Minority Leader for eight years, representing the Senate Democratic Conference in State budget and public policy negotiations, and overseeing appointments to the Senate's standing committees, state commissions, and other public bodies. As Democratic Leader, Senator Connor created numerous special Senate Democratic Task Forces to conduct in-depth studies of selected legislative issues such as the Task Force on the Uninsured, which was instrumental in pushing the Legislature to enact the Family Health Plus Program.
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Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
In the area of consumer protection, Senator Connor has received national notice for his efforts to regulate the use of fragrance samples in magazines.
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