William Colton

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William Colton
William Colton 2012.jpg
Colton in 2012
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 47th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
1997
Preceded by Frank Barbaro
Personal details
Born 1946
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary
Alma mater St. John's University, B.A.
Brooklyn College, M.S.
St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
Website Official website

William Colton (born 1946) is an American politician who represents District 47 in the New York Assembly, which comprises Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Dyker Heights and Midwood.

First elected to the Assembly in 1996, Colton currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Majority Conference and has previously served as Chair of the Legislative Commission on Solid Waste Management.

Prior to entering the Assembly Colton worked as a teacher within the New York City public school system, serving as a UFT Chapter Chairperson for six of his eleven years in that occupation, and as a licensed attorney since 1979.

Colton is the co-founder and organizer of the Bensonhurst Tenants Council, founder of the Bensonhurst Straphangers Committee, and served as an attorney in the lawsuit that successfully prevented the re-opening of the Southwest Brooklyn Incinerator.

He holds a B.A. in degree in Urban Education from St. John's University, an M.S. in Urban Education from Brooklyn College and a J.D. from St. John's School of Law.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Frank Barbaro
New York State Assembly, 47th District
1997–present
Incumbent