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Joseph Robach

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Joseph Robach
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New York Senate District 56
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Deputy Majority Whip
2014-present
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
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
1991-2002
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York, Brockport
Master'sState University of New York, Brockport
Personal
Date of birthFebruary 22, 1958
Place of birthRochester, NY
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph E. Robach (b. February 22, 1958) is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. In the 2014 session, he serves as Deputy Majority Whip.

Robach served in the New York State Assembly from 1991 to 2002.

Biography

Robach earned his B.A. and M.P.A. from the State University of New York at Brockport in 1980. His professional experience includes working for Public Abstract Information Systems, working as the STOP-DWI and Highway Safety Coordinator for the Monroe County Department of Public Safety, as contract administrator for the Department of Social Services and for State Senator Ralph Quattrochiocchi from 1985 to 1991.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Robach served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business
Consumer Protection
Education
Finance
Higher Education
Infrastructure and Capital Investment
Labor

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Robach served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Marijuana Legislation

In June 2012, Robach opposed a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that would have decriminalized the display of small amounts of marijuana. While possessing small amounts of marijuana is legal in the state, showing it to a police officer is not legal. Ultimately, Republicans were able to defeat the measure.[1]

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 Robach was unopposed in the Republican primary. Robach also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Robach was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Robach ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 56. 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. Robach was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Senate, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Robach Incumbent 100% 79,572
Total Votes 79,572

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Robach ran in the 2010 election for New York State Senate District 56. He was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Robin Wilt (D) in the November 2 general election.[8][9]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 56 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Robach (R) 46,506
Robin Wilt (D) 28,678

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Joseph Robach won the election for New York State Senate, District 56 with 62,383 votes.[10][11]

Robach raised $1,043,378 for his campaign.[12]

New York State Senate, District 56 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Robach (R) 62,383
Richard Dollinger (D) 58,164

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Joseph Robach is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Joseph Robach raised a total of $3,484,043 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[13]

Joseph Robach's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 56 Won $408,769
2010 New York State Senate, District 56 Won $222,963
2008 New York State Senate, District 56 Won $1,043,378
2006 New York State Senate, District 56 Won $758,155
2004 New York State Senate, District 56 Won $444,856
2002 New York State Senate, District 56 Won $521,554
2000 New York State Assembly, District 134 Won $60,243
1998 New York State Assembly, District 134 Won $24,125
Grand Total Raised $3,484,043

2012

Joseph Robach won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Joseph Robach raised a total of $408,769.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Robach's campaign in 2012
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$20,600
New York State Public Employees Federation$10,300
New York State Funeral Directors Association$10,000
East 81st Realty$10,000
Waste Management$9,000
Total Raised in 2012$408,769
Source:Follow the Money

2010

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

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Robach's campaign in 2010
New York State United Teachers$9,500
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East$7,500
New York State AFL-CIO$5,100
Chris Lee For Congress$5,000
Rochester Higher Education & Research$4,750
Total Raised in 2010 $222,963

2008

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

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign CMTE of New York $327,300
Monroe County Republican CMTE $100,000
Rent Stabilization Association $10,500
Liberty Street Realty LLC $9,500
CMTE to Elect George D. Maziarz State Senate $9,500

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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.[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

Robach and his wife, Anna, have three children.

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References

  1. New York Times, "Divide in Albany Kills Proposal on Marijuana," June 19, 2012
  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 Senate 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 Senate 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 Senate Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. Follow the Money, "Report on Joseph's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  13. followthemoney.org, "Robach, Joseph," accessed September 23, 2013
  14. Follow the Money, "Robach's 2010 Campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  15. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
Political offices
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New York State Senate District 56
2003–present
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