William Barclay (politician)

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William A. Barclay
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 120th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2003
Personal details
Born (1969-01-05) January 5, 1969 (age 45)[1]
Syracuse, New York[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Margaret[2]
Children two[2]
Residence Pulaski, New York[2]
Alma mater St. Lawrence University
Syracuse University College of Law[2]
Profession lawyer, politician
Website Official website

William A. "Will" Barclay[3] (born January 5, 1969)[1] is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly representing the 120th Assembly District, which includes Oswego, New York and portions of Onondaga, Jefferson and Oswego counties.

Barclay was born in Syracuse, New York.[1] He earned his B.A. from St. Lawrence University in 1992, and his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1995. After graduating from law school he served as a clerk for Roger Miner, a judge in the United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit, in both Albany and New York City.[2]

He is a partner in the law firm, Hiscock & Barclay. His father is Hugh Douglas Barclay, a former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador.

Barclay was first elected to the State Assembly on November 5, 2002.[2] He won the November 2008 general election with 67 percent of the vote[4][5] and ran uncontested in the November 2010 and 2012 general elections.[6][7][8]

Barclay is currently the Deputy Minority Leader in the New York State Assembly,[9] ranker on the Insurance Committee and Chairman of the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee.

On December 14, 2007, William Barclay announced his candidacy for New York State Senator, in New York's 48th Senate district. He was seeking to replace former Senator Jim Wright, who announced his resignation on December 12, 2007. He lost the election to Democratic assemblyman Darrel Aubertine (who was defeated the following term by Patty Ritchie, a Republican).

He and his wife Margaret reside in Pulaski, New York, and are the parents of two sons,[2] Harry and George.[3]

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Robert Warner
New York State Assembly, 120th District
2003–present
Incumbent