Bill Perkins (politician)
|Bill Perkins speaking at Times Square in New York City, 2008.|
|Member of the New York State Senate
from the 30th district
|Preceded by||David Paterson|
|Member of the New York City Council|
|Preceded by||C. Virginia Fields|
|Succeeded by||Inez Dickens|
|Alma mater||Brown University|
Bill Perkins (born 1950) is an American Democratic Party politician who represents the 30th District in the New York State Senate, having been first elected in November 2006. The district is part of Manhattan and encompasses Harlem, the Upper West Side and Washington Heights. Prior to serving in the state senate he served on the New York City Council representing the 9th district from 1998 to 2005.
In April 2010, Perkins became the subject of controversy when he announced his opposition for expansion of charter and private schools, despite attending Collegiate School, a private high school, after attending public schools for middle and elementary school. Some residents of Harlem have branded him a hypocrite for opposing charter schools.
See also 
- "The Perkins puzzle". nypost.com. New York Post, Inc. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
- "Elite scholar pol now denying kids". nypost.com. New York Post, Inc. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
- "Draft Bill Perkins". Retrieved 2011-01-22.
C. Virginia Fields
|New York City Council, 9th District
|Chairman of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
|New York State Senate|
|New York State Senate, 30th District
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