David Valesky

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David Valesky
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New York Senate District 53
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Senate District 49
2005-2013
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York, Potsdam
Master'sUniversity of Connecticut
Personal
Place of birthOneida, NY
ProfessionBroadcasting
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David J. Valesky is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He previously served as Vice President Pro Tempore.

He previously represented District 49 in the New York State Senate from 2005-2013.

Biography

Valesky earned his B.A. from the State University of New York at Potsdam and his M.A. from the University of Connecticut. His professional experience includes working as an aide to State Assembly Majority Leader Michael Bragman from 1989 to 1995, as a host at Hour Central New York from 2001 to 2004 and as Vice-President/Director of Communications at WCNY from 1995 to 2004.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Agriculture
Banks
Codes
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, Chair
Education
Insurance
Local Government
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate 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 Valesky was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Valesky is also running on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. Valesky is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Valesky ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 53. 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. Valesky was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Senate, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Valesky Incumbent 100% 84,429
Total Votes 84,429

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Valesky ran in the 2010 election for New York State Senate District 49. He was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Andrew Russo (R) in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 49 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Valesky (D) 43,935
Andrew Russo (R) 39,317

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, David Valesky won the election for New York State Senate, District 49 with 72,337 votes.[8][9]

Valesky raised $303,623 for his campaign.[10]

New York State Senate, District 49 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Valesky (D) 72,337
James DiStefano (R) 39,819

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for David Valesky is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, David Valesky raised a total of $2,902,008 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[11]

David Valesky's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 53 Won $390,118
2010 New York State Senate, District 49 Won $1,034,516
2008 New York State Senate, District 49 Won $303,623
2006 New York State Senate, District 49 Won $921,881
2004 New York State Senate, District 49 Won $251,870
Grand Total Raised $2,902,008

2012

David Valesky won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, David Valesky raised a total of $390,118.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Valesky's campaign in 2012
Bloomberg, Michael R$10,300
Greater New York Hospital Association$10,300
Real Estate Board Of New York$10,300
Idc Initiative$10,300
Correction Officers Benevolent Association$9,500
Total Raised in 2012$390,118
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Valesky's 2010 campaign.[12]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Valesky's campaign in 2010
New Yorkers For Klein$19,000
Improvement Fund Llc$19,000
New York Farm Bureau$12,555
New York School Bus Operations$10,500
Pepsi-Cola Bottling$10,250
Total Raised in 2010 $1,034,516

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to David Valesky's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York $9,500
Melissa S. Soros $9,500
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $9,500
Robert Soros $9,500
George Soros $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.[13]

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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

Valesky and his wife, Julie, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas O'Mara (R)
New York State Senate District 53
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 49
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Hugh Farley (R)