Frank Skartados

Frank Skartados
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Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 104th district
In office
March 21, 2012 – April 15, 2018
Preceded byThomas Kirwan
Succeeded byTBD
In office
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010
Preceded byThomas Kirwan
Succeeded byThomas Kirwan
Personal details
Born(1956-01-03)January 3, 1956
Astypalea, Greece
DiedApril 15, 2018(2018-04-15) (aged 62)
Newburgh, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materState University of New York at New Paltz
California State University, Sacramento
ProfessionPolitician, businessman

Frank Skartados (January 3, 1956 – April 15, 2018; Greek: Φρανκ Σκαρτάδος)) was a Greek-American politician and businessman.

Skartados was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the Assemblyman for the 104th district of the New York State Assembly which includes both the city of Newburgh and the town of Newburgh; as well as the city of Beacon, the city of Poughkeepsie, the hamlet of Marlboro, and the town of Lloyd. He defeated 14-year incumbent Thomas Kirwan in 2008.

Early life

Skartados was born on the Greek island of Astypalaia.[1] He grew up on a small farm which he worked with his father.[1]

At age 14, in 1970, Skartados and his mother moved to New York City.[1] Skartados graduated from George Washington High School in upper Manhattan.[2] He later worked in the restaurant industry and eventually owned one.[1] His business savvy eventually allotted him the funds to educate himself at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he attained a degree in political science.[2] At the same time, he worked at the Commandant’s Office of the New York Military Academy in Cornwall, New York.[2]

After college, Skartados attained a master's degree in International Studies at the State University of California at Sacramento.[3] He later served an internship at the United Nations Center Against Apartheid.[3]

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