Samuel D. Roberts

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Samuel D. Roberts
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 119th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Joan Christensen
Personal details
Born (1956-04-03) April 3, 1956 (age 58)[1]
Syracuse, New York[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Leonna[1]
Children two[1]
Residence Syracuse, New York[1]
Website Official website

Samuel D. "Sam" Roberts (born April 3, 1956)[1] is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing the 119th Assembly District, which includes a portion of Syracuse and the towns of DeWitt, Onondaga and Salina.

Roberts is retired from General Motors where he worked for 30 years and was a member of the United Auto Workers union. He was elected as Recording Secretary of UAW Local 465 and Chair of Local 854's Education and Civil Rights Committees.[2]

During his employment with General Motors, Roberts also served five terms (1990–2000) as an Onondaga County Legislator, representing the county's 19th Legislative District.[1][2]

He earned an associate's degree from Onondaga Community College, holds certificates in labor studies from Cornell University, and has studied at Empire State College.

Roberts is also a practitioner of martial arts, holding a sixth degree black belt in American Shotokan Karate. According to his biography, he ranked No. 1 in New York and New Jersey, top 10 in the United States and Canada, and was the winner of the World Championships prior to retirement from competition.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Legislative Preview: Meet The New Members". The Capitol. Manhattan Media. January 6, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Samuel D. Roberts: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Joan Christensen
New York State Assembly, 119th District