David Gantt

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David Gantt
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New York State Assembly District 137
Incumbent
In office
1983 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 31
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 133
1983-2013
Personal
Birthday09/12/1941
Place of birthOpp, AL
Websites
Office website
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David F. Gantt (b. September 12, 1941) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 137. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982.

He previously represented District 133 in the Assembly from 1983 to 2013. Gantt's political experience includes being a legislator for the Monroe County Legislature, 22nd Legislative District and an assistant majority leader of the Monroe County Legislature.

Biography

Gantt attended Rochester Institute of Technology and Roberts Wesleyan College.[1] His professional experience includes serving as an administrator for Anthony Jordan Health Center; a working member of Lithographers and Photoengravers International Union Local 230; and a youth counselor for the City of Rochester.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Chair
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Local Governments
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gantt served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gantt served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent David Gantt is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[3]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Gantt ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 137. He defeated Jose A. Cruz and John F. Lightfoot in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He defeated Green Party candidate Andrew P. Langdon in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

New York State Assembly, District 137, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Gantt Incumbent 88% 33,081
     Green Andrew P. Langdon 12% 4,498
Total Votes 37,579
New York State Assembly, District 137 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Gantt Incumbent 68.8% 3,399
Jose Cruz 20.1% 992
John Lightfoot 11.1% 547
Total Votes 4,938

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Gantt ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2.[7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 133 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Gantt (D) 14,972

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Gantt won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 133. He ran unopposed.[9][10]

Gantt raised $92,378 for his campaign.[11]

New York State Assembly, District 133 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Gantt (D) 29,601

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for David Gantt is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, David Gantt raised a total of $665,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[12]

David Gantt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 137 Won $86,045
2010 New York State Assembly, District 133 Won $95,625
2008 New York State Assembly, District 133 Won $92,378
2006 New York State Assembly, District 133 Won $82,825
2004 New York State Assembly, District 133 Won $67,428
2002 New York State Assembly, District 133 Won $77,175
2000 New York State Assembly, District 133 Won $82,575
1998 New York State Assembly, District 133 Won $81,400
Grand Total Raised $665,451

2012

David Gantt won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, David Gantt raised a total of $86,045.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Gantt's campaign in 2012
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$4,100
Friends of Lovely Warren$3,145
Laborers Local 435$2,500
New York State Automobile Dealers Association$2,300
Seneca Nation of Indians$2,300
Total Raised in 2012$86,045
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Gantt received $95,625 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[13]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Gantt's campaign in 2010
Healthcare Association of New York State$3,000
South Buffalo Railway$3,000
New York State Automobile Dealers Association$2,900
New York State Afl-Cio$2,000
New York State Association of Electrical Workers$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $95,625

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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.[14]

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2011-2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christopher Friend (R)
New York Assembly District 137
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 133
1983–2013
Succeeded by
Bill Nojay (R)