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David Carlucci

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David Carlucci
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New York Senate District 38
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCornell University
Personal
ProfessionTown Clerk
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Carlucci is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Carlucci is also a part of the five-member Independent Democratic Conference in the New York State Senate.

Biography

Carlucci graduated from Rockland Community College before attending Cornell University, where he received his B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations. His professional experience includes serving as the Clarkstown Town Clerk for three terms, during which his notable achievements included improving accessibility to local government by digitizing records and staggering office hours.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Carlucci served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2015
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Energy and Telecommunications
Infrastructure and Capital Investment
Insurance
Investigations and Government Operations
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Racing, Gaming and Wagering
Rules
Social Services, Chair
Transportation
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Carlucci served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Carlucci's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

  • Reform Albany: "I will fight from my first moment in office to reform the way the State Senate conducts business. Without that reform, we won’t be able to tackle the pressing issue of exploding property taxes, we won’t be able to fix our outdated property tax formula, and we won’t be able to stop pitting the education of our school children against the economic interests of property owners. First and foremost, we must reform the way Albany works, and we can't trust the people who have created this mess to clean it up."

CapitalTonight.com - Senate Struggle for Power - 38th District[2]
  • Jobs Plan: "David believes that the most important issue facing the District is the economy. The recent loss of such local employers as Pfizer, Dress Barn, and Mirant have reduced the jobs available in Rockland by approximately 2,500 and led to a loss in tax revenue of over $50 million. The unemployment rate in our District has doubled in the past ten years. David is proposing a four point plan, including an emergency two year job plan and a Strategic Jobs Incentive Program, to begin the critical process of growing the local job market. "
  • Property Tax Reform: "Over the past ten years in our District, the population has stagnated while property taxes have doubled. As companies continue to leave the area, the burden on individual taxpayers to provide the necessary funding to cover our District’s considerable costs has increased greatly. This troubling trend will prevent citizens from buying or keeping homes and raising families in our District. David proposes a plan to cap property tax increases and consolidate resources to help reduce the crippling burden placed on individual taxpayers."
  • MTA Tax Reform: "Several counties and county executives have filed lawsuits to block the MTA Tax. The current gap in service to payments sits at $60 million in Rockland and $42 million in Orange. Gross mismanagement is blamed for 1/3 of the MTA’s current fiscal debt. The additional tax will push businesses out of New York and increase the already high financial burden on local families. David wants to stop using the issue as a political football and start working toward a real solution."
  • Medicaid Reform: "Medicaid is a Federal Program that disburses money annually. In New York, the federal government pays New York State, New York State pays its counties, and the counties pay the service providers. Fraud is investigated at each level, and under the current system, whoever finds the fraud keeps the money. The current system leads to redundant resources, unshared information, and competing interests, all of which are ineffective and costly. David proposes Medicaid fraud reform, which would save us approximately $200 million, as well as creating a more efficient distribution system."
  • Hydrofracking: ""Hydrofracking," the process of using water and chemicals to release trapped deposits of natural gas in shale shelves, in many respects is New York's equivalent to the Gulf's deep water oil drilling process...and must be treated as such. Whether to allow unchecked hydrofracking in New York comes down to weighing the very real environmental impact concerns against potential economic benefits. This May, New York State passed a one year moratorium on hydrofracking. Pennsylvania allowed hydrofracking and has experienced watershed pollution as a result. As a pro-business Democrat, David will get behind proposals that would help stimulate the economy upstate and lessen our dependence on foreign oil, but only if we can ensure that any such process is safe for New Yorkers. We need only look at the Gulf oil disaster to see what happens without the necessary precautions. "

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent David Carlucci was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Donna Held was unopposed in the Republican primary. Carlucci also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Carlucci defeated Held in the general election.[3][4][5]

New York State Senate District 38, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Carlucci Incumbent 64.5% 47,520
     Republican Donna Held 28.7% 21,171
     None Blank 6.6% 4,846
     None Scattering 0.1% 108
     None Void 0% 20
Total Votes 73,665

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Carlucci ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 38. Carlucci 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. Carlucci defeated Janis A. Castaldi (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Grant M. Valentine initially filed to challenge Carlucci in the primary, but Carlucci challenged Valentine's petitions, ultimately getting him removed from the ballot.[9]

New York State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Carlucci Incumbent 70.6% 75,428
     Republican Janis A. Castaldi 29.4% 31,460
Total Votes 106,888

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Carlucci defeated Grant Vallentine in the September 14 Democratic primary. Carlucci defeated Scott Vanderhoef (R) in the general election on November 2.[10][11] Carlucci ran as a member of the Democratic, Independence and Working Families party.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 38 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Carlucci (D) 51,515
Scott Vanderhoef (R) 45,605

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for David Carlucci is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, David Carlucci raised a total of $1,156,570 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[12]

David Carlucci's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 38 Won $594,017
2010 New York State Senate, District 38 Won $562,553
Grand Total Raised $1,156,570

2012

David Carlucci won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, David Carlucci raised a total of $594,017.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Carlucci's campaign in 2012
Independent Democratic Campaign Cmte$10,300
Bloomberg, Michael R$10,300
Real Estate Board of New York$10,300
Portables Unlimited$10,300
New York State Trial Lawyers$10,300
Total Raised in 2012$594,017

2010

In 2010, Carlucci raised a total of $562,553 in campaign contributions.[13]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte of New York $248,888
Savino for New York $19,000
New Yorkers for Klein $19,000
Friends of David Carlucci $12,000

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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.[14]

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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

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.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
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Endorsements

2010

In 2010, Carlucci’s endorsements included the following: Carlucci has been highlighted as a "critical progressive candidate" by the People for the American Way.[15] Other endorsements:[16]

  • John Hall, U.S. Representative
  • Ellen Jaffee
  • Empire State Pride Agenda
  • New York State United Teachers Union
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Plumbers Local Union 1
  • Orange County Democratic Committee of New York Rockland County, Democratic Committee of New York
  • The Working Families Party of New York
  • CWA Local 1107
  • Transit Workers Union (TWU), Local 100
  • Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA)
  • The Stonewall Club of Rockland County
  • Town of Clarkstown, Democratic Committee
  • Town of Orangetown, Democratic Committee
  • Town of Haverstraw, Democratic Committee
  • Town of Warwick, Democratic Committee
  • Village of Piermont, Democratic Committee
  • Rockland Women's Political Caucus, Inc.
  • Rockland Progressive Democratic Caucus[17]

Personal

Carlucci has a wife, Lauren.

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References

  1. Carlucci2010.com, "Issues," accessed August 1, 2014(Archived)
  2. YouTube, "State of Politics YouTube channel," accessed August 1, 2014
  3. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  4. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  5. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Senate Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List, accessed August 9, 2012
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. NY altnews, "Carlucci challenger’s petitions tossed by NY BoE," August 8, 2012(Archived)
  10. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. followthemoney.org, "Carlucci, David," accessed September 23, 2013
  13. Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed August 1, 2014
  14. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  15. Openleft.com, "Young progressives in critical races,” accessed August 1, 2014
  16. New City Patch, "Congressman, Assemblywoman, Group Back Carlucci," September 4, 2010
  17. Carlucci2010.com, "Endorsements," accessed August 1, 2014(Archived)
Political offices
Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 38
2011–present
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