Daniel G. Birmingham
|Daniel G. Birmingham|
|Occupation||Chairman of Putnam County Legislature|
Daniel G. Birmingham (born 1968), better known as "Dan Birmingham", is the Chairman of the nine-member County Legislature in Putnam County, New York. He is also an attorney with a Wall Street law firm, practicing in the area of municipal and public finance.
Birmingham received a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America in 1995 and a B.A. from the same university in 1990. After graduating from law school, Birmingham was appointed deputy county executive under Robert Bondi from 1994–1998. Prior to being elected to the County Legislature, Birmingham was a two-term member of the Village Board of Trustees of Brewster, New York.
Birmingham, a Republican, was elected to the County Legislature in November 2003, succeeding Robert Pozzi who had been elected as Carmel, New York Town Supervisor. Birmingham defeated David Bruen, Putnam's first County Executive, by 143 votes and Southeast Supervisor Lois Zutell who ran on the Conservative Party line (and received 157 votes). Birmingham was re-elected to the County Legislature in November 2006 with 94 percent of the vote, beating Norman Marino.
In January 2006, despite being the most junior member of the County Legislature, Birmingham was unanimously elected as Chairman of the County Legislature. During his tenure as Chairman, Birmingham shepherded through several major pieces of legislation, including designation of Putnam County as a New York State Empire Zone, as well as beginning the reodification and modernization of the County's Ethics Code.
On November 3, 2009 and having no opposition, Birmingham was elected to a third term on the County Legislature with 100% of the vote.
-  Leiter, Maria Theodore, "Putnam Officials Sworn in on New Years Day / Daniel Birmingham to serve as Legislator from District 7" article in The Putnam County News and Recorder, January 7, 2004
- "Birmingham, Semo and Tamagna elected as legislators" article (no byline) in The Putnam County Courier, November 6, 2003, accessed June 26, 2007
-  Gross, Eric, "Make-up of Putnam Legislature remains the same in 2007", article in The Putnam County Courier, November 10, 2007, accessed June 26, 2007
-  Birmingham's Web page
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