David Carlucci

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David Carlucci
Carlucci Headshot.jpg
Portrait of Carlucci
Member of the New York Senate
from the 38th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Thomas Morahan
Personal details
Born (1981-04-03) April 3, 1981 (age 36)
Clarkstown, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lauren Grossberg Carlucci
Residence Clarkstown
Alma mater Rockland Community College
Cornell University
Website www.senatorcarlucci.com

David Carlucci (born April 3, 1981) is a member of the New York State Senate representing the 38th district, which includes all of Rockland County and parts of Westchester County. The district formerly included parts of Orange County. He ran as an Independent Democrat and immediately left the Senate Democratic Conference to join the newly formed Independent Democratic Conference upon taking office.[1]

Early life[edit]

Carlucci was born in Clarkstown, New York on April 3, 1981[2] and raised in Rockland County, graduating from Clarkstown High School North. He graduated from Rockland Community College in 2000 and Cornell University in 2002, with a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations.[3][4]


After graduating from Cornell, Carlucci worked as a financial planner for American Express from 2002 to 2003 and later worked in Congressman Eliot Engel's office as a staff assistant from 2004 to 2005[5] when he was elected as town clerk for the community of Clarkstown.[6] In 2010, during his run for Senate, Carlucci beat out Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef by 6 percentage points.[7]

Independent Democratic Conference[edit]

On January 5, 2011, David Carlucci entered into the Senate and formed the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), with three other Democratic senators, Jeffrey D. Klein, Diane Savino, and David J. Valesky.[1] The formation of the IDC created a third legislative conference in the State Senate. The senators said the IDC would "push for commonsense solutions to the problems facing New York State, break the hyper-partisan gridlock that has gripped the Senate and work to restore the public's trust in its public officials."[8]

In 2013 the IDC and the Senate Republicans announced a majority coalition agreement.[9]


Carlucci sponsored a bill that was signed into law in 2012 that requires all New York State drivers to decide whether to become organ donors on the driver’s license application instead of opting out by default. Lauren’s Law is named for Lauren Shields of Rockland County, who received a heart transplant when she was nine years old.[10] In 2013 Carlucci sponsored a bill that was signed into law called Jobs for Heroes,[11] which gives a tax credit to businesses for hiring returning veterans.[12] Carlucci worked with his colleagues to expand the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), which provides discount drugs for senior citizens. The expansion allows for an increase in number of senior citizens living in New York who will qualify for the program. The expansions passed in early 2014.[13]

In June 2014, Carlucci’s bill to create a relapse prevention program to combat heroin addiction in New York State became a law. The program provides educational legal, financial, social, family, and childcare services, in addition to peer-to-peer support groups, employment support, and transportation assistance, for recovering addicts.[14]

The Daily Show[edit]

In the summer of 2011, Carlucci was the subject of a segment on The Daily Show entitled "Corn-Hold." This came at a time when the debate over the legalization of same-sex marriage was raging. The show made a few jabs at Carlucci who was, at the time, insisting on the importance of having a state vegetable for New York.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Carlucci is married to Lauren Grossberg Carlucci. The two had their first child in 2010. He lives in the Town of Clarkstown, Rockland County.[6]


  1. ^ a b Carlucci, David. "Statement From Senator Carlucci on the Formation of the Independent Democratic Committee". Senator Carlucci's Website. Senator Carlucci. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Legislative Preview: Meet The New Members". The Capitol. Manhattan Media. January 6, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Incalcaterra, Laura (January 18, 2011). "Carlucci and Grossberg wed". The Journal News. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "David Carlucci's Biography on vote smart". 
  5. ^ Jeng, Christina. "At 24, Clarkstown Town Clerk shows passion for office". Clarkstown Town Clerk. Rockland Journal News. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "David Carlucci: Biography". New York State Senate. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ Post Staff Report. "2010 Election Results". New York Post Online. New York Post. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Senators Klein, Savino, Valesky, Carlucci Announce Formation of Independent Democratic Conference<!lang>" (Press release) (in {$lang}</!lang>). Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Senators Klein, Savino, Valesky, Carlucci Announce Formation of Independent Democratic Conference<!lang>" (Press release) (in {$lang}</!lang>). Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  10. ^ Wolfe, Jenna (September 9, 2012). "Gov. Cuomo Signs ‘Lauren’s Law’ In Effort To Boost Number Of Organ Donors". NBC. NBC Nightly News. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ Traum, Robin (February 4, 2013). ""Jobs For Heroes" Promotes Veterans’ Employment". Patch.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  12. ^ Bajza, Stephen (February 17, 2013). "Senator Carlucci Proposes "Jobs for Heroes" Legislation". Military.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ Riconda, Michael (April 4, 2014). "Expansions to EPIC and STAR aid announced for New York seniors". Rockland County Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  14. ^ Spector, Joe (May 28, 2014). "N.Y. legislators plan heroin crackdown". Poughkeepsie Journal. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  15. ^ Campbell, Jon (June 24, 2011). "Rockland’s Carlucci bears brunt of Daily Show jab". The Journal News. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 

External links[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Thomas Morahan
New York State Senate, 38th District