Meet The Next Governor Of New York
From his web site:
In 2002, David Paterson was elected minority leader of the New York State Senate, the first non-white legislative leader in New York’s history. In 2004 in Boston, he became the first visually impaired person to address a Democratic National Convention. And 2006 saw Mr. Paterson make history again by being elected New York’s first African-American lieutenant governor…A graduate of Columbia University and Hofstra Law School, Mr. Paterson also currently serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia’s School for International and Public Affairs. David Paterson lives in Harlem with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Ashley and Alex, and he is the son of Basil Paterson, the first non-white secretary of state of New York and the first African-American vice-chair of the national Democratic Party.
Here are his priorities:
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Reducing Domestic Violence
Lieutenant Governor Paterson is committed to bringing New York State into the fight against Domestic Violence.
Increasing Use of Renewable Energy
As New York and the world struggle with the realities of global climate change, our state also faces compounding problems of growing energy costs and increasing rates of childhood asthma. New York must take responsibility for its own contribution to these problems by changing the way we generate and use our energy resources. Renewable Energy Taskforce recommendations >> audio 1, 2 >> video >> photo >>
Funding Stem Cell Research
Medical research is an area in which new hope and opportunity is found every day in New York State. We must give the opportunity for our research institutions, teaching hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to remain world leaders in disease prevention.
Minority and Women owned businesses get renewed attention under Lieutenant Governor Paterson’s leadership.
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