Joseph Griffo

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Joseph Griffo
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New York Senate District 47
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Rome, New York
1991-2002
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York, Brockport
Personal
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph A. Griffo is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Griffo was a County Executive for Oneida County. He was then a County Legislator for Oneida County from 1989 to 1991. He also served as Mayor of the City of Rome, New York, from 1991 to 2002.

Biography

Griffo earned his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Brockport in 1978. His professional experience includes working as an intern for New York Assemblyman James Hurley, as an administrative assistant and as Director of Community Relations for the City of Rome.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks, Chair
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business
Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Energy and Telecommunications
Finance
Infrastructure and Capital Investment
Racing, Gaming and Wagering
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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. Incumbent Joseph Griffo was unopposed in the Republican primary. Griffo also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Griffo was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Griffo ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 47. Griffo 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. Griffo was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Senate, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Griffo Incumbent 100% 81,429
Total Votes 81,429

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Griffo was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Michael Hennessy (D) in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 47 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Griffo (R) 55,909
Michael Hennessy (D) 25,525

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Joseph Griffo won the election for New York State Senate, District 47 with 66,204 votes.[8][9]

Griffo raised $144,995 for his campaign.[10]

New York State Senate, District 47 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Griffo (R) 66,204
Michael Boncella (WOR) 8,562

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Joseph Griffo is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Joseph Griffo raised a total of $1,223,709 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[11]

Joseph Griffo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 47 Won $177,474
2010 New York State Senate, District 47 Won $235,987
2008 New York State Senate, District 47 Won $144,995
2006 New York State Senate, District 47 Won $665,253
Grand Total Raised $1,223,709

2012

Joseph Griffo won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Joseph Griffo raised a total of $177,474.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Griffo's campaign in 2012
Zuffa Llc$10,000
New York State Correctional Officers$5,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$5,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$4,000
New York Bankers Association$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$177,474
Source:Follow the Money

2010

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

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Griffo's campaign in 2010
Friends of Betty Little$9,500
Friends for the Election of Dean Skelos$9,000
JC Huizenga$8,000
Daniel Loeb$8,000
Michael Falcone$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $235,987

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Joseph Griffo's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $5,590
Friends for the Election of Dean Skelos $5,000
Senate Republican Campaign CMTE of New York $5,000
New York State Restaurant Association $4,160
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $4,000

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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

Griffo has a wife, Lorraine.

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