Quart in 2017
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the 73rd district
|Assumed office |
September 14, 2011
|Preceded by||Jonathan Bing|
|Born||May 22, 1973|
New York City, New York
|Residence||Upper East Side, Manhattan|
|Alma mater||Binghamton University (B.A.)|
St. John's University (J.D.)
Dan Quart (born May 22, 1973) is an American lawyer and politician.
A Democrat, he serves in the New York State Assembly, representing District 73, which comprises parts of the Upper East Side and Midtown East areas in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York. He was elected in a special election in 2011 following the resignation of Jonathan Bing.
Early life and education
Quart was born in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The son of teachers, he grew up in Mitchell-Lama Housing, an affordable housing program for moderate and middle-class families. His father was a teacher for 41 years and a member of the United Federation of Teachers.
After being admitted to the bar, Quart worked as a volunteer lawyer for Legal Aid's Housing Division, representing low-income tenants facing eviction. In 2003, he was awarded the Pro Bono Publico Award by New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye for his commitment to providing legal services to the poor.
Before his election to the State Assembly, Quart served served on Manhattan Community Board 8 for 8 years, where he was co-chair of the Transportation Committee and the chair of the board's Second Ave Subway Task force. When the project stalled, he helped secure $1 billion in funding.
Quart was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2011. Since, he has introduced legislation to end cash bail, reform campaign finance laws for District Attorneys races, and hold reckless drivers accountable. He led the 7-year effort to repeal New York's gravity knife ban, a state law found unconstitutional by a Manhattan Federal Court judge.
He regularly does criminal defense work, representing indigent clients in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Quart resides on the Upper East Side with his wife Miriam, and their two children.
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