Dan Quart

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Dan Quart
Dan Quart.jpg
Quart in 2017
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 73rd district
Assumed office
September 14, 2011
Preceded byJonathan Bing
Personal details
Born (1973-05-22) May 22, 1973 (age 46)
New York City, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Miriam Quart
Children2
ResidenceUpper East Side, Manhattan
Alma materBinghamton University (B.A.)
St. John's University (J.D.)

Dan Quart (born May 22, 1973)[1] 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[edit]

Quart was born in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.[2] The son of teachers, he grew up in Mitchell-Lama Housing, an affordable housing program for moderate and middle-class families.[3] His father was a teacher for 41 years and a member of the United Federation of Teachers.[2]

Career[edit]

After being admitted to the bar, Quart worked as a volunteer lawyer for Legal Aid's Housing Division, representing low-income tenants facing eviction.[4] 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.[2]

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.[2] When the project stalled, he helped secure $1 billion in funding.[2]

In 2005, he finished second in the Democratic primary for City Council to Jessica Lappin.[5]

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.[2] 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.[6]

In May 2012, he was named one of City & State's "40 under 40" for being a young influential member of New York City politics.[1]

He regularly does criminal defense work, representing indigent clients in Manhattan Criminal Court.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Quart resides on the Upper East Side with his wife Miriam, and their two children.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pehme, Morgan (May 21, 2012). "Rising Stars 40 Under 40: Dan Quart". City & State.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Biography". nyassembly.gov. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Race to Represent 2018: An Interview with State Assembly District 73 Incumbent Dan Quart" (PDF). October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "About Dan". danquart.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-21.
  5. ^ Hicks, Jonathan P. (September 15, 2005). "The New York Primary: The Dynasty; Family Name in Brooklyn Loses Clout With Defeat". The New York Times. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  6. ^ McKinley, Jesse (May 31, 2019). "The 'Gravity Knife' Led to Thousands of Questionable Arrests. Now It's Legal". New York Times. Retrieved October 22, 2019.

External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Jonathan Bing
New York State Assembly, 73rd District
2011–present
Incumbent