Joseph Morelle

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Joseph Morelle
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New York State Assembly District 136
Incumbent
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader, New York State Assembly
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 132
1991-2013
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Geneseo, 1986
Personal
Birthday04/29/1957
Place of birthUtica, NY
ProfessionPresident/Chief Executive Officer, MMI Technologies, Inc
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph D. Morelle (b. April 29, 1957) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 136. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990. As of the 2013 session, Morelle serves as Majority Leader.

He previously represented District 132 in the Assembly from 1991 to 2013. Morelle's political experience includes being a New York Appointee for the Council of Young Political Leaders; a county legislator for Monroe County; and a leader of the Irondequoit Democratic Committee.

Biography

Morelle earned his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo. His professional experience includes being the President and Chief Executive Officer of MMI Technologies, Incorporated and serving as an administrator at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
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2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Morelle 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 Joseph Morelle is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Morelle is also running on the Independence Party of New York State ticket.[2]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Morelle ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 136. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Assembly, District 136, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Morelle Incumbent 100% 44,403
Total Votes 44,403

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Morelle ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Mark Scuderi (R) in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 132 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Morelle (D) 24,640
Mark Scuderi (R) 15,772

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Morelle won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 132. He ran unopposed.[6][7]

Morelle raised $515,803 for his campaign.[8]

New York State Assembly, District 132 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Morelle (D) 41,690

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Joseph Morelle is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Joseph Morelle raised a total of $2,868,197 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[9]

Joseph Morelle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 136 Won $671,278
2010 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $584,426
2008 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $515,803
2006 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $420,475
2004 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $277,305
2002 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $175,442
2000 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $139,843
1998 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $83,625
Grand Total Raised $2,868,197

2012

Joseph Morelle won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Joseph Morelle raised a total of $671,278.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Morelle's campaign in 2012
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists$8,100
Life Insurance Council of New York$6,200
Medical Society of the State of New York$5,500
Gotham Government Relations$4,306
Aetna$4,100
Total Raised in 2012$671,278
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Morelle received $584,426 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Morelle's campaign in 2010
Life Insurance Council of New York$7,900
New York Health Plan Association$7,000
Allstate Insurance$6,000
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York$5,250
Eponymous Associates$4,800
Total Raised in 2010 $584,426

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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.[11]

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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.
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Personal

Morelle and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children; Lauren, Joseph and Nicholas.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Philip Palmesano (R)
New York Assembly District 136
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 132
1991–2013
Succeeded by
Philip Palmesano (R)