Assemblymember David Weprin
Member David Weprin was elected to the Assembly in a Special
Election on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. David represents the same
district represented by his father, the late Assembly Speaker Saul
Weprin, for 23 years and his brother Mark Weprin, for over 15
years. He represents Auburndale, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Bellerose,
Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis
Hills, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, and
Queens Village. David serves on the Assembly Committees on Banks,
Cities, Election Law, Government Employees, Insurance, and
Judiciary, and the Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Task Force.
Queens on May 2, 1956 to Saul and Sylvia Weprin, David has lived in
the Hollis-Jamaica area his entire life. A graduate of Jamaica
High School and SUNY at Albany, with a cum laude degree in Political
Science, David earned a law degree from Hofstra University.
then Governor Mario Cuomo chose David to serve as the Deputy
Superintendent of Banks and Secretary of the Banking Board for New
York State. As part of his tenure through 1987, David was a watchdog
of nearly $2 trillion, regulating more than 3,000 financial
institutions and financial service firms in New York State,
including international banking institutions, mortgage brokers, and
mortgage bankers. One of several accomplishments David is proudest
to have achieved on behalf of consumers as Deputy Superintendent was
to reduce the number of days banking institutions may hold checks
before clearing them, thereby reducing the interest they can earn on
the backs of consumers and businesses. He delivered advice and
counsel to the Banking Department on the formulation of banking
standards. As part of the Board, he analyzed the condition of banks
and exercised power to approve or disapprove the issuance of bank
charters and licenses and the establishment of branch banks.
the people of the 23rd Council District in Queens elected David to
the New York City Council. Within weeks of taking office David
became Chairman of the Council’s Finance Committee. Their choice to
select a freshman Council Member to preside over the review and
management of the City’s finances remains unprecedented and is a
testament to his long-standing excellence in the field.
of the Council’s Finance Committee, David proved to be a tireless
advocate for responsible public spending and partnered with the
Mayor and citizen advocacy groups to strengthen fiscal
responsibility throughout all five boroughs. In 2008, Weprin was
instrumental in locking away a total of $2.5 billion in surplus
funds to ensure that future retirees continue to receive quality
health care. David led the charge with the Mayor to put more than
one billion dollars back in the pockets of homeowners and
co-op/condo owners in the form of annual $400 property tax rebates.
David also successfully opposed congestion pricing—he has called it
an outer-borough tax. David did not seek re-election to the Council
in 2009; instead he ran for the City Comptroller position won by
private sector, David occupied a variety of leadership positions at
with major financial services firm from 1987 until his election to
the Council. He was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of
the Securities Industry Association, for the New York District, for
organizational affiliations include or have included Northeast
Queens Jewish Community Council, Queens Jewish Community Council,
Transitional Services for NY, National Conference of Community &
Justice, Respect for Law Alliance, National Committee for the
Furtherance of Jewish Education, Greater Jamaica Development Corp.,
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, American Jewish Congress,
Holliswood Civic Association, Economic Education Foundation of the
Securities Industry Association and the Brandeis Association.
1994, he has served as a Democratic District Leader and Executive
Member of the Saul Weprin Democratic Club, named after his late
father, the NYS Assembly Speaker.
lives with his wife Ronni in Holliswood. They are the proud parents
of five children.