Herman Farrell

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Herman Farrell
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New York State Assembly District 71
Incumbent
In office
1975 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 39
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1974
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday02/04/1932
Place of birthNew York City, NY
Websites
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Herman D. Farrell, Jr. (b. February 4, 1932) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 71. He was first elected to the chamber in 1974.

Farrell has been the county leader for the New York County Democratic Committee since 1981 and the Democratic District Leader since 1973. His other political experience includes being an elector for the Electoral College and a committeeman and a vice-chair of the New York State Democratic Party.

Biography

Farrell's professional experience includes being a confidential aide to a State Supreme Court Justice, an assistant office director for Mayor John Lindsay and an instructor for New School for Social Research on Banking.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means, Chair
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Herman Farrell defeated Kelley S. Boyd in the Democratic primary, while Jerome Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Farrell defeated Johnson in the general election.[2][3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 71 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Farrell Incumbent 93.5% 16,174
     Republican Jerome Johnson 6.5% 1,131
Total Votes 17,305

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Farrell ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 71. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Farrell Incumbent 100% 36,239
Total Votes 36,239

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Farrell defeated Ariel Ferreira in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Glenda Allen (R) in the general election on November 2.[8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 71 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Herman Farrell (D) 19,627
Glenda Allen (R) 2,032

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Farrell won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 71, defeating opponent Kenneth Britton (R).[10][11]

Farrell raised $222,247 for his campaign while Britton raised $0.[12]

New York State Assembly, District 71 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Herman Farrell (D) 33,824
Kenneth Britton (R) 2,646

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Herman Farrell is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Herman Farrell raised a total of $1,972,218 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[13]

Herman Farrell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 71 Won $219,600
2010 New York State Assembly, District 71 Won $281,008
2008 New York State Assembly, District 71 Won $222,247
2006 New York State Assembly, District 71 Won $314,651
2004 New York State Assembly, District 71 Won $323,006
2002 New York State Assembly, District 71 Won $326,676
2000 New York State Assembly, District 71 Won $156,483
1998 New York State Assembly, District 71 Won $128,547
Grand Total Raised $1,972,218

2012

Herman Farrell won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Herman Farrell raised a total of $219,600.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Herman Farrell's campaign in 2012
Financial Service Centers of New York$9,600
At&T$5,000
Real Estate Board of New York$5,000
Featherstonhaugh Wiley Clyne & Cordo$4,500
Uniformed Fire Fighters Association$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$219,600
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Farrell received $281,008 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[14]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Herman Farrell's campaign in 2010
New York State Democratic Party$15,000
Financial Service Centers of New York$7,000
Uniformed Fire Fighters Association$6,000
Emergency Medical Services Local 2507$6,000
Real Estate Board of New York$5,500
Total Raised in 2010 $281,008

2008

In 2008, a year in which Farrell was up for election, he collected $222,247 in donations.[15]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Farrell 2002 $20,000
New York State Democratic Party $10,000
1199 SEIU United Health care Workers East $6,800
New York STate AFL-CIO $4,500

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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.[16]

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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.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • 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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Pension

New York State law allows legislators to collect a pension while still serving in office if they are 65 and took office prior to 1995. As of January 2011, Farrell began collecting an annual pension of $81,619 in addition to his salary of $113,500, making him the highest paid state legislator in New York.[17]

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Farrell’s endorsements included the following:[18]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Farrell has three children; Monique, Herman and Sophia.[19]

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Farrell,” accessed August 1, 2014
  2. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  3. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  4. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  5. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  9. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  13. followthemoney.org, "Farrell Jr, Herman" accessed September 24, 2013
  14. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  15. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Herman Farrell,” accessed August 1, 2014
  16. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  17. USA Today, "State lawmakers pump up pensions in ways you can't," September 23, 2011
  18. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
  19. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Farrell,” accessed August 1, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 71
1975–present
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