Brian Foley

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Brian Foley
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New York State Senate, District 3
Former member
In office
January 1, 2009 – January 4, 2011
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Brian X. Foley is a former Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 3 from January 1, 2009, to January 4, 2011.

Foley was elected to County Legislator for Suffolk County Legislature in 1993, and was re-elected to five terms. He is also the founder of the Environmental Quality Review Board. He was Town Supervisor for Brookhaven in Suffolk County from 2005 to 2007.[1]


Foley earned his B.A. in American Studies from St. Michael's College.[1]

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Foley served on the following committees:


Senator Foley discusses health care proxy legislation[2]

Campaign themes

Foley's senate site detailed the following legislative priorities: "His top priorities include cutting property taxes for Suffolk’s working families, delivering education aid to our schools, alleviating the home foreclosure crisis, and providing jobs and healthcare for residents in the 3rd Senate District."



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Foley was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic Primary. He was defeated by Lee Zeldin (R) in the general election.[3] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Working Families Party.[4]


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Brian Foley won the election for New York State Senate, District 3 with 67,480 votes.[5][6]

Foley raised $1,329,006 for his campaign.[7]

New York State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Foley (D) 67,480
Caesar Trunzo (R) 46,758

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Brian Foley's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State Democratic Party $577,850
Citizens for Brian Foley $130,527
New York Democratic Senate Campaign CMTE $60,000
Suffolk Country Democratic CMTE $12,500
Duffy Duffy & Burdo $10,000


Foley and his wife have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Caesar Trunzo (R)
New York Senate District 3
January 1, 2009 – January 4, 2011
Succeeded by
Lee Zeldin (R)