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New York State Government November 7, 2006 Election
United States Senator Voter Information

6 Year Term. Salary: $165,200

U.S. Senators are concerned with issues at the federal level. They enact laws, approve treaties, and discuss public policy issues. Each state has two senators, each of whom serves statewide.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Howie Hawkins Click here for more information about this candidate

  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: UPS freight unloader
  • Education: Dartmouth College
  • Active in movements for peace, justice, and the environment since the late 1960s.
  • Former Marine who organize opposition to the Vietnam War.
  • Teamster active in US Labor Against the War.
  • Author of articles on politics, economics, and social theory.
  • Editor of Independent Politics: The Green Party Strategy Debate (Haymarket, 2006).
Jeffrey T. Russell Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Retired computer programmer with NYS Office for Technology
  • Education: BS 1972 in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Over 50 years appreciation for the founding principles of this country.
  • Respect for the rights of all to live their lives as they desire, so long as they don't violate others' rights.
Hillary Rodham Clinton Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Party: Democratic, Independence, Working Families
  • Occupation: United States Senator
  • Senator Clinton was elected to the United States Senate in 2000, after nearly 30 years of service on behalf of children and families.
  • She serves on several Senate committees covering issues that include health, education, environment, aging, and the military.
  • She attended Wellesley College and Yale Law School.
Roger Calero Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Party: Socialist Workers
  • Occupation: Former meatpacker, now editor of The Militant/El Militante
  • Education: High school graduate
  • SWP's 2004 presidential candidate.
  • Active in winning solidarity for workers' and union struggles.
  • I am using my campaign to build the movement for the legalization of all immigrants.
William Van Auken Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Party: Socialist Equality
  • Occupation: Full-time writer for the World Socialist Web Site +
  • + the most widely read socialist Internet publication, providing daily analysis and commentary on world events, workers' struggles, politics
  • Education: High school graduate
  • 35 years in the socialist movement, with continuous involvement in workers' struggles in both the US and internationally.
John Spencer Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Party: Republican, Conservative
  • Occupation: John is President and CEO of Spencer Consulting, Inc.
  • Education: After two years at Westchester Community College, during the height of the Vietnam War, John enlisted in the United States Army.
  • Currently he holds no political office.
  • He was term limited after serving two consecutive terms as Mayor of the City of Yonkers.
  • John was a Vice-President at Bankers Trust when elected to the Yonkers City Council.

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of New York State has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Iraq, Medicare Drug, and Civil Rights.

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