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David Buchwald
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New York State Assembly District 93
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sYale University
Master'sHarvard University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Office website
Campaign website
David Buchwald is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 93. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Buchwald earned his B.S. in Physics from Yale University, his M.P.P. in Public Policy from Harvard University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLPand as a former intern to Congresswoman Nita Lowey.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Affairs and Protection
Election Law
Governmental Operations
Local Governments


Campaign themes


Buchwald sought to "create good middle-class jobs here in Westchester, lower our taxes, fight for our values and partner with Governor Cuomo to make Albany work for us."[2]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent David Buchwald was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Buchwald is also running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Buchwald is unchallenged in the general election.[3]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Buchwald ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 93. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated district 89 incumbent Bob Castelli in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

New York State Assembly, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Buchwald 54.4% 29,394
     Republican Robert Castelli Incumbent 45.6% 24,609
Total Votes 54,003

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for David Buchwald is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, David Buchwald raised a total of $386,839 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[7]

David Buchwald's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 93 Won $386,839
Grand Total Raised $386,839


David Buchwald won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, David Buchwald raised a total of $386,839.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Buchwald's campaign in 2012
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York$57,372
Buchwald, David$50,000
Friends of David Buchwald$42,748
Reice, Sylvie$8,000
Buchwald, Don D$7,500
Total Raised in 2012$386,839
Source:Follow the Money


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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.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shelley Mayer (D)
New York Assembly District 93
Succeeded by