Luis R. Sepúlveda

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Luis R. Sepúlveda
Luis R Sepulveda headshot.jpg
Member of the New York Senate
from the 32nd district
Assumed office
April 30th, 2018
Preceded by Rubén Díaz
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 87th district
In office
January 1, 2013 – April 30, 2018
Preceded by J. Gary Pretlow
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born (1964-02-11) February 11, 1964 (age 54)[1]
Brooklyn, New York, United States[1]
Political party Democratic[1]
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Sepulveda
Children

Julian S. Sepulveda

Luis E. Sepulveda
Residence West Farms, Bronx, New York, United States[citation needed]
Alma mater Hofstra University
Hofstra University School of Law[1]
Profession Attorney
politician
Website www.nysenate.gov/senators/luis-r-sepulveda

Luis R. Sepúlveda (born February 11, 1964)[1] is an American attorney and politician who serves as the New York State Senator from the 32nd Senate District in the Bronx, New York.

Early life and education[edit]

Sepúlveda was born in Brooklyn, New York.[1] Sepúlveda graduated from Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the natural sciences in 1988.[citation needed] Sepúlveda later attended the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra on a full scholarship, obtaining his law degree in 1991.[1][2]

Career[edit]

While in the New York State Assembly, Sepúlveda served on the Assembly's Committees on Aging, Agriculture, Banks, Correction, Mental Hygiene, and Housing. Sepúlveda also serves as the chair of the Subcommittee on Transitional Services, dealing with post-incarceration issues.[1]

Sepúlveda's Assembly district covered the Parkchester, Castle Hill, West Farms, Van Nest, and Park Stratton areas. The diverse district includes sizable populations of Latinos, African-Americans, and Southeast Asians, particularly from Bangladesh.[1]

Sepúlveda has a history of endorsing populist progressive candidates. Sepúlveda was the first member of the New York State Assembly to endorse future New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in the 2013 New York City Mayoral primary elections[3] as well as the first Assembly member to endorse de Blasio in his 2017 reelection campaign.

Sepúlveda was one of the few New York State politicians to back Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic Primary over former New York State Senator Hillary Clinton.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Staff (undated). "Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "Assemblyman Luis R. Sepúlveda '91". 31 July 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mayor de Blasio will attend pricey fundraiser for Bronx assemblyman". New York Daily News. 2015-10-18. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Sepulveda endorses de Blasio for re-election". Politico. 2016-12-05. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
J. Gary Pretlow
New York State Assembly, 87th District
2013–2018
Succeeded by
Vacant
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Rubén Díaz
New York State Senate, 32nd District
2018–present
Incumbent