Daniel O'Donnell - Netflix

A show in which Daniel O'Donnell chats to country music artists.

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-29

Daniel O'Donnell - Daniel J. O'Donnell - Netflix

Daniel J. O'Donnell (born November 17, 1960) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 69th district in Manhattan, made up of the neighborhoods of Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights, and portions of the Upper West Side and West Harlem. In 2008 he was considered by New York Governor David Paterson to fill the Senate vacancy created by the appointment of Hillary Clinton as President Obama's Secretary of State. Paterson ultimately appointed upstate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to the seat. O'Donnell was the legislative sponsor of the Marriage Equality Act during its successful passage and signature into law on June 24, 2011.

Daniel O'Donnell - Career - Netflix

He first ran for the legislature in 1998, making an unsuccessful bid for the New York State Senate in the 30th district, losing the Democratic primary to Eric Schneiderman. When Assemblyman Edward C. Sullivan announced his retirement in 2002, O'Donnell was one of eight Democrats who entered the race to succeed him. In the crowded primary election held on September 10, 2002, O'Donnell won 34 percent of the vote, twice as much as his nearest competitor. In the general election that followed, he prevailed with 82 percent of the vote. O'Donnell was the first openly gay man elected to the New York State Assembly and currently serves as one of six LGBT members of the New York Legislature, alongside Assemblymembers Deborah Glick, Micah Kellner, Matthew Titone and Harry Bronson, as well as Senator Brad Hoylman. His campaigns have frequently won the backing of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. He ran uncontested in the 2008 and 2010 general elections. He was opposed in the Sept. 13, 2016 Democratic Primary by Steven M. Appel, but won over 73% of the vote.

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