Janele Hyer-Spencer

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Janele Hyer-Spencer
New York State Assembly District 60
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legal Counsel, South Beach Civic Association
Janele Hyer-Spencer was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. She represented District 60 from 2007-2010. Hyer-Spencer was a candidate for New York State Assembly, District 59 in 2004.

Hyer-Spencer is legal counsel for South Beach Civic Association. Her other professional experiences include legal director of My Sisters Place; attorney for New York City's Administration for Children's Services; and an attorney in private practice.

Hyer-Spencer earned her M.A. in social science and public policy from the City University of New York; J.D. from City University of New York; and attended MSW, Social Welfare Policy and Administration. She is married to Douglas Spencer.[1]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Hyer-Spencer ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, she was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and Working Families Party. She was defeated by challenger Nicole Malliotakis (R) in the general election on November 2.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Hyer-Spencer won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 60, defeating opponent Joseph Cammarata (R).

Hyer-Spencer raised $117,526 for her campaign while Cammarata raised $31,719.[3]

New York State Assembly, District 60 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janele Hyer-Spencer (D) 20,077
Joseph Cammarata (R) 16,620

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Hyer-Spencer was up for re-election, she collected $117,526 in donations.[4]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Empire State Pride Agenda $3,800
Ted Snowdon $3,800
1199 SEIU United Health care Workers East $3,800
New York State Laborers $3,800
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,800
New York State Public Employees Federation $3,800
Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee $3,800

Committee assignments

  • Subcommittee on Insurer Investments and Market Practices in Underserved Areas

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 60
Succeeded by