Eric Stevenson

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Eric A. Stevenson
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 79th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2011
Personal details
Born September 1966 (age 47–48)[1]
Bronx, New York[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) [1]
Children [1]
Residence Bronx, New York[1]
Profession politician
Website Official website

Eric A. Stevenson[2] (born September 1966)[1] is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 79th Assembly District, which covers the Morrisania and East Tremont sections of The Bronx.

Raised in Morrisania, Stevenson has followed the footsteps of his father, former District Leader Edward Stevenson, Jr., and his grandfather, former Assemblyman Edward Stevenson, Sr, by serving in Bronx Community Board 3 under the administrations of Bronx borough presidents Fernando Ferrer and Adolfo Carrion, Jr. After coming up short in several attempts to win the 79th Assembly seat against both Gloria Davis and Michael Benjamin, Stevenson finally won the seat in 2010 when Benjamin decided to step down from the seat after flirting with challenging Jose Enrique Serrano for Congress.

On April 4, 2013, federal prosecutors announced that Assemblyman Stevenson has been charged with bribery, conspiracy and other related charges.[3] Federal Prosecutors say Stevenson took bribes in exchange for drafting, proposing and agreeing to enact legislation to aid his co-defendants' businesses. Authorities also said that a second, unidentified Assemblyman was charged in a sealed indictment, cooperated in the corruption probe, and will resign to avoid prosecution. That member was identified by the media as Assemblyman Nelson Castro.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Legislative Preview: Meet The New Members". The Capitol. Manhattan Media. January 6, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eric A. Stevenson: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Charges New York Assemblyman, Others with Corruption". Reuters (Reuters). April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Weiser, Benjamin; Santora, Marc (April 4, 2013). "Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Is Accused of Taking Bribes". The New York Times. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Michael Benjamin
New York State Assembly, 79th District
2011–present
Incumbent