Dan Quart represents New York’s 73rd Assembly District, encompassing parts of the Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, Sutton Place, Turtle Bay and parts of Kips Bay. Dan was first elected to the state assembly in 2011, winning a special election with over 65% of the vote. He has been re-elected to the state assembly three times since then, most recently in 2016.
Since taking office in 2011, Assemblymember Quart has worked to improve Manhattan’s air quality, secured money for much-needed transportation infrastructure projects and helped open 2 new public schools on the East Side. Assemblymember Quart created a $15 million fund to improve air quality throughout New York City. Dan also helped secure $1 billion in funding to continue construction of the 2nd Avenue Subway.
Assemblymember Quart has passed legislation requiring greater disclosure within New York City’s property tax system, reforming New York State’s Insurance laws, and requiring greater transparency of State authorities.
Assemblymember Quart is the Chair of the Assembly’s sub-committee on Museums and Cultural Institutions, taking an active role in simplifying the state’s grant-writing process and advocating to increase the State’s capital commitment to New York City’s museums and cultural institutions.
Dan has a strong record of pro bono advocacy, having served as a volunteer attorney for the Housing Division of the Legal Aid Society, providing free representation for low-income tenants in eviction proceedings. In 2003, New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye awarded Dan the Pro Bono Publico Award as one of New York City’s top pro bono attorneys. In 2004 and 2005, Dan served as the pro bono attorney for the Eastwood Housing complex on Roosevelt Island.
Before being elected, Dan was a member of Community Board 8, where he served as a co-chair of the Transportation Committee and was Chair of the Board’s 2nd Avenue Subway Task Force.
Dan Quart grew up in Washington Heights before he and his family moved in 1989 to the Ruppert-Yorkville apartment complex on East 90th and 91st street, where he still lives today with his wife Miriam, son Samuel and daughter Gabriella. He attended Binghamton University and St. John’s Law School.
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