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Erik Martin Dilan is an American politician who is a member of the Democratic Party. He represents the 54th district of the New York Assembly which comprises the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Cypress Hills, East New York, Ocean Hill, and Brownsville. Formerly, he represented the 37th district of the New York City Council from 2002 to 2014.
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Erik Martin Dilan was born on May 11, 1974 (age 49 years) in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is the son of Martin Malave Dilan and Debra Hicks. His father is a former member of the New York State Senate representing the 17th and 18th Senate Districts.
Dilan graduated from Norman Thomas High School, Philippa Schuyler Middle School, and P.S. 151. He later graduated from St. John’s University, earning an A.S. in Business Administration. He was a member of Community School Board 32.
Erik Martin Dilan announced his candidacy in 2001. In 2001, incumbent Democrat NYC Councilman (and Dilan’s father) Martin Malave Dilan of the 37th Council district decided to retire in order to run for the New York Senate. Dilan decided to run for his father’s seat. He won the Democratic primary with a plurality of 33% of the vote. In the general election, Dilan won the seat with 87% and defeated three third-party candidates.
Dilan was challenged in the Democratic primary in 2003 by just one candidate, State Senator Nellie R. Santiago, and defeated her 65%–35%. He won re-election to a second term with 92% of the vote. In 2005, he was unopposed in the primary and won re-election to a third term with 84% of the vote. In 2007, he wasn’t challenged at all to win a fourth term. In 2009, won re-election to a fifth term with 87% of the vote.
He was chair of the Council’s Housing & Buildings Committee, while also serving on the Rules, Privileges & Elections, Zoning & Franchises, and Rules committees. While there, he refused to allow a bill to count all vacant properties in the city out of committee. This was met with a sleep-out outside his office by activists with Picture the Homeless.
Erik Martin Dilan illegally acquired an “affordable housing” unit for which he exceeded the allowable income to qualify because of his connections in the real estate industry. He was punished with a $9,000 fine in January 2015.
After redistricting, he decided to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-Williamsburg) for New York’s 7th congressional district. He said “We’ve had an incumbent who has been there for 20 years and she’s done little with the post. She’s going to have to justify after 20 years of nothing, why she should remain in office.” Dilan took second place in the Democratic primary with 35% of the vote.
As of August 2023, Erik Martin Dilan is still married to his longtime wife Jannitza Luna-Dilan. Dilan and his wife have children together. The couple resides in Bushwick.
Erik Martin Dilan net worth
How much is Erik Martin Dilan worth? Erik Martin Dilan net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician. Erik Dilan’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $386,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in New York. He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.