Charles Fuschillo

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Charles Fuschillo
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New York State Senate District 8
Former Member
In office
1999-January 1, 2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAdelphi University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 1, 1960
CandidateVerification
Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (b. July 1, 1960) is a former Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 8 from 1988 to January 1, 2014. Fuschillo resigned from the Senate to become CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.[1]

Biography

Fuschillo earned his B.B.A. in Finance from Adelphi University in 1982 and is a M.B.A. candidate at Adelphi University. His professional experience includes working as special assistant to the Nassau County Board of Supervisors, as a research and fiscal analyst for a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, as a licensed real estate broker, as a legislative aide for the New York State Senate and Assembly, as a Chief Operating Officer of the Education and Assistance Corporation, as a Chief Deputy County Clerk for Nassau County and as a Assistant Director of the Nassau County Office of Labor Relations.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fuschillo served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Chair
Civil Service and Pensions
Codes
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business
Consumer Protection
Energy and Telecommunications
Finance
Health
Judiciary
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fuschillo served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fuschillo served on these committees:

Issues


Fuschillo comments on property tax cap[2]

Campaign themes

2010

Fuschillo's website highlighted the following legislative priorities and accomplishments:

  • Privacy/ID Theft: "Senator Fuschillo sponsored a landmark law to safeguard people’s privacy and protect them from identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. He authored the law requiring businesses and government agencies to notify consumers when their personal information is compromised as a result of a security breach. Senator Fuschillo also wrote the law allowing consumers to block outside access to their credit information by placing a security freeze on their credit reports. "
  • Job Creation: "To create jobs and enhance New York State’s economy, Senator Fuschillo helped develop the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park at Farmingdale State College, which serves as a home to established and startup biotechnology companies."
  • Consumer Protection: "To help further protect consumers, Senator Fuschillo authored New York State's Telemarketer 'Do Not Call' Registry law, and also sponsored the law which raised the maximum fine for price gouging to $25,000 per violation. "
  • Public Safety: "In the battle to combat drunk driving in New York State, Senator Fuschillo has been leading the fight. He authored some of the most sweeping drunk driving reforms of the last quarter century in New York State. He sponsored laws which lowered New York State's legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level from .10 to .08; enacted tougher penalties for repeat offenders and those who drive with an elevated BAC; and expanded the use of ignition interlock devices to keep convicted DWI offenders from drinking and driving again."
  • Public Health: "To protect the public health, Senator Fuschillo wrote the law to amend the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act, which made worksites and public places smoke free. The State has experienced a significant reduction in non-smokers’ exposure to second hand smoke since the law was enacted in 2003."

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Fuschillo ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 8. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012; he also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets. Fuschillo defeated Carol Gordon (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

New York State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Fuschillo Incumbent 59.2% 68,677
     Democratic Carol Gordon 40.8% 47,317
Total Votes 115,994

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Fuschillo was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Carol Gordon (D) in the general election.[4][5] He ran as a member of the Republican, Independence, Tax Revolt, and Conservative party.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Fuschillo (R) 53,439
Carol Gordon (D) 29,384

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Charles Fuschillo won the election for New York State Senate, District 8 with 74,374 votes.

Fuschillo raised $700,264 for his campaign.[6]

New York State Senate, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Fuschillo (R) 74,374
Carol A. Gordon (D) 48,492

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Charles Fuschillo is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Charles Fuschillo raised a total of $3,837,060 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[7]

Charles Fuschillo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 8 Won $577,932
2010 New York State Senate, District 8 Won $437,088
2008 New York State Senate, District 8 Won $700,264
2006 New York State Senate, District 8 Won $615,459
2004 New York State Senate, District 8 Won $649,834
2002 New York State Senate, District 8 Won $381,934
2000 New York State Senate, District 8 Won $374,274
1998 New York State Senate, District 8 Won $100,275
Grand Total Raised $3,837,060

2012

Charles Fuschillo won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Charles Fuschillo raised a total of $577,932.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Fuschillo's campaign in 2012
Long Island Contractors Association$10,300
Abrams Fensterman Fensterman Flowers Greenberg & Eisman$10,000
Wine Way$10,000
Liberty Street Realty$10,000
Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$577,932
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Fuschillo's 2010 campaign.[8]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Fuschillo's campaign in 2010
Fuschillo Capital Club$19,139
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East$14,500
Physicians Reciprocal Insurers$12,000
Citizens for Tom Gulotta$10,000
Maxim Group$10,000
Total Raised in 2010 $437,088

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Charles Fuschillo's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Abrams Fensterman Fensterman Flowers Greenberg & Eisman $10,000
Citizens for Tom Gulotta $10,000
Friends for the Election of Dean Skelos $9,500
Physicians Reciprocal Insurers $9,500
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $9,500

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[9]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

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Personal

Fuschillo and his wife, Ellen, have three children.

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New York State Senate District 8
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