John J. Flanagan

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John J. Flanagan
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New York Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly, District 9
1987 - 2003
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of William and Mary
J.D.Touro Law School
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1961
Place of birthSelden, NY
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John J. Flanagan (b. May 7, 1961) is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Flanagan served in the New York State Assembly, representing District 9 from 1987 to 2003. In 1994, he served as Deputy Minority Whip.

Biography

Flanagan earned his B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary in 1983 and his J.D. from Touro Law School in 1990. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Forchelli, Curto, Schwartz, Mineo, Carlino, & Cohn LLP.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Codes
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Finance
Higher Education
Insurance
Judiciary
Rules
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues


John Flanagan discusses the budget[2]

Campaign themes

2010

Flanagan's senate website highlighted several main issues:

  • Budget Reform: "An outspoken critic of late state budgets, Senator Flanagan has consistently argued for budget reforms that will improve New York's financial health while preventing burdensome tax increases. "
  • Tax Relief: "Senator Flanagan also led the fight for the adoption and implementation of the STAR Rebate Program in 2006, which delivered billions to New York State homeowners before being eliminated in 2009, and continues to fight for the repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax."
  • School Funding: "A staunch supporter of education, Senator Flanagan currently serves as the Ranking Republican Member of the Education Committee and a constant voice for Long Island schools who has a long history of fighting to make sure that his constituents get their fair share of state aid to reduce class size and to protect property taxpayers...he has also expanded funding for pre-kindergarten programs, made college more affordable by maintaining funding for New York State's tuition assistance program and also has been supportive of the college savings programs that allow for tax-free savings and increased deductions for future college tuition payments."
  • Public Safety: "A strong proponent of safety on Long Island waterways, he successfully worked to lower the legal blood alcohol level for boating while intoxicated to .08 and successfully fought to increase the penalties faced by those who operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs... Senator Flanagan successfully fought to require the Department of Environmental Conservation to disclose more information concerning toxic spills to the general public on its web site...He has worked to increase public protection by successfully expanding public access to the New York State Sex Offender Registry, requiring lifetime registration for sexual predators and ending the statute of limitations for rapists."

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. Joseph Lombardi was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John J. Flanagan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Flanagan also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Flanagan defeated Lombardi in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Flanagan ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 2. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Flanagan defeated Errol D. Toulon, Jr. (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn J. Flanagan Incumbent 67.6% 79,784
     Democratic Errol D. Toulon, Jr. 32.4% 38,322
Total Votes 118,106

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Flanagan was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Ira Bernstein (D) in the November 2 general election. In addition to his slot on the Republican ticket, Flanagan is running as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and Conservative Party.[8][9]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 2 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Flanagan (R) 61,842
Ira Bernstein (D) 26,750

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, John J. Flanagan won re-election to the New York State Senate, District 2 with 82,977 votes.[10][11]

Flanagan raised $457,721 for his campaign.[12]

New York State Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John J. Flanagan (R) 82,977
Michael J. DePaoli (D) 43,337

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John Flanagan is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, John Flanagan raised a total of $2,626,652 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[13]

John Flanagan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 2 Won $271,674
2010 New York State Senate, District 2 Won $239,484
2008 New York State Senate, District 2 Won $457,721
2006 New York State Senate, District 2 Won $852,414
2004 New York State Senate, District 2 Won $235,112
2002 New York State Senate, District 2 Won $489,272
2000 New York State Assembly, District 9 Won $54,400
1998 New York State Assembly, District 9 Won $26,575
Grand Total Raised $2,626,652

2012

John Flanagan won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, John Flanagan raised a total of $271,674.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John J. Flanagan's campaign in 2012
Students first$10,300
New York State Trial Lawyers$10,000
Council of School Supervisors & Administrators$7,000
222 Middle Country Road Llc$6,590
Clearing House Payments$5,500
Total Raised in 2012$271,674
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Flanagan's 2010 campaign.[14]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John J. Flanagan's campaign in 2010
Wine Way Inc$10,000
Association of Proprietary Colleges$6,500
Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association$6,350
Thatched Cottage Caterers$5,000
James Simons$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $239,484

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to John J. Flanagan's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $15,000
CMTE To Re-elect Senator Joseph Bruno $9,500
222 Middle Country Road LLC $9,500
Healthcare Association of New York State $8,750
New York State United Teachers $8,500

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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.[15]

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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

Flanagan and his wife Lisa have three children.

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Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 2
2003–present
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