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Carl Paladino

AKA Carl Pasquale Paladino

Born: 24-Aug-1946
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Buffalo real estate baron

Military service: US Army (1971-73); US Army Reserve (1973-81, Capt.)

Net worth $150M, with real estate holdings of $500M (his own estimate).[2] Tea Party-aligned gubernatorial candidate in New York in 2010, losing to Andrew Cuomo. Served as New York State Co-Chairman of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. When asked that year what his hopes for the coming New Year were, his wish was that President Obama would catch mad cow disease. He also wished that Michelle Obama "return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla."[3] Paladino somehow believes his comments were not racist.


[1] Formerly Democratic, 1974-2005.

[2] David M. Halbfinger and Michael Barbaro, "Early Lessons Forged Paladino's Combative Style", The New York Times, 26 September 2010.

[3] Quotes originally appeared in Jamie Moses, "What Do We Want for 2017?", Art VOice, 23 December 2016. See also J. David Goodman, "Carl Paladino, Trump Ally, Wishes Obama Dead of Mad Cow Disease in '17", The New York Times, 23 December 2016.

Father: Belesario Paladino ("Bill")
Brother: Joe
Sister: Mary Lou
Wife: Mary Catherine Hannon
Son: William Paladino ("Billy", b. 1971)
Daughter: Danielle Jacobs (b. 1975)
Son: Patrick Paladino (b. 1980, d. 2009 car accident)
Mistress: Sue Brady (staff member, c. 2000, one daughter)
Daughter: Sarah (b. 2000)

    University: BA, St. Bonaventure University (1968)
    Law School: JD, Syracuse University College of Law (1971)
    Advisory Board: Erie Community College
    Advisory Board: D'Youville College
    Trustee: Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School, Buffalo, NY
    Trustee: St. Bonaventure University

    Ellicott Development Company President and CEO (1973-)
    Paladino, Cavan and Quinlivan
    Member of the Board of Buffalo Civic Auto Ramps
    Boy Scouts of America Niagara Frontier Council
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam
    Italian Ancestry


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