|New York Senate District 1|
|1977 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||36|
|Majority Conference Leader|
|2011 - present|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 1976|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||State University New York at New Paltz,|
|Birthday||May 22, 1939|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, NY|
LaValle earned his B.S. from Adelphi College in Garden City, his M.S. in Education from State University New York, New Paltz and his J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, working as a teacher and School Administrator, and is also the founder of the Burn Unit at University Hospital in Stony Brook.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, LaValle served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education, Chair|
|• Environmental Conservation|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, LaValle served on these committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environmental Conservation|
|• Higher Education, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, LaValle served on these committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Higher Education|
LaValle's profile on the Riverhead GOP website highlighted five main issues:
- Healthcare: "[LaValle] is most proud of his work in establishing a Burn Unit at University Hospital in Stony Brook. His legislation to protect and advance the rights of patients earned him special recognition from the Suffolk County Breast Health Partnership in 1996."
- The Environment: "Senator LaValle's environmental legacy is reflected in the enactment of the Pine Barrens Preservation Act of 1993. As the author of this historic legislation, he has assured the protection of environmentally-sensitive lands for generations to come. This measure is often cited as a landmark initiative in the future environmental well-being of Long Island."
- Property Tax Relief: "Throughout his tenure in the New York State Senate, real property tax relief has been an important priority for Senator LaValle. As a major architect in the development of the STAR program, he takes tremendous personal satisfaction in the benefits this initiative has brought to homeowners in the First Senatorial District."
- Rights of the Disabled: "Senator LaValle has been a formidable advocate for the disabled. He was responsible for drafting much of the existing legislation providing disabled citizens with greater access to educational opportunities."
- Senior Care: "Senator LaValle has remained in the forefront championing issues important to senior citizens and he has been a leader in advancing bills critical to local firefighters and veterans' organizations."
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
LaValle ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 1. 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. Bridget M. Fleming -- who also ran on the Working Families Party ticket -- defeated Jennifer J. Maertz in the Democratic primary. LaValle defeated Bridget M. Fleming (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kenneth LaValle Incumbent||59.8%||75,783|
|Democratic||Bridget M. Fleming||40.2%||51,023|
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010
LaValle ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Jennifer Maertz (D) in the November 2 general election. In addition to his slot on the Republican Party ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and the Conservative Party.
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 1 (2010)|
|Kenneth LaValle (R)||65,611|
|Jennifer Maertz (D)||33,094|
On November 4, 2008 Kenneth LaValle ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 1 with 81,062 votes.
LaValle raised $311,583 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 1 2008|
|Kenneth LaValle (R)||81,062|
Comprehensive donor information for Kenneth LaValle is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Kenneth LaValle raised a total of $2,002,729 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|Kenneth LaValle's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Senate, District 1||$326,632|
|2010||New York State Senate, District 1||$279,034|
|2008||New York State Senate, District 1||$311,583|
|2006||New York State Senate, District 1||$323,775|
|2004||New York State Senate, District 1||$216,350|
|2002||New York State Senate, District 1||$291,174|
|2000||New York State Senate, District 1||$151,678|
|1998||New York State Senate, District 1||$102,503|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,002,729|
2012Kenneth LaValle won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kenneth LaValle raised a total of $326,632.
|New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kenneth LaValle's campaign in 2012|
|New York State United Teachers||$10,300|
|Friends of Bob Gaffney||$10,300|
|Arwin 74th St||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$326,632|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Listed below are the largest contributors to LaValle's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kenneth LaValle's campaign in 2010|
|HJ Kalikow & Co||$10,000|
|Friends of Bob Gaffney||$9,500|
|New York State United Teachers||$9,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$279,034|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kenneth LaValle's 2008 campaign.
|Cmte to Reelect Senator Joseph Bruno||$9,500|
|Matthew J. Cody||$8,500|
|Debra J. Cody||$8,500|
|New York State United Teachers||$7,500|
|New York State Dental Association||$6,000|
LaValle and his wife, Penny, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Kenneth + LaValle + New York + Senate"
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- Riverhead wins $1.34 million for Calverton sewer plant upgrade - Riverhead LOCAL
- Sen. LaValle Requests Assistance from School Superintendents with Nov. 26 ... - LongIsland.com
- County Hopes To Provide $250K for Woolworth Building, New Jobs, Affordable ... - Patch.com
- FIrst Read ? December 3, 2013 - City & State
- Legislators lobby for local control over deer - Riverhead News Review
- Hennessey Participates in Rededication of Suffolk Pine Barrens Trail Center - Long Island Exchange
- Suffolk County Demands Action from State Education Commissioner at Common ... - The Sag Harbor Express
- Common Core Forum: 'Ticked Off Mommies' Demand: 'Are We Loud Enough?' - Patch.com
- After 2 Heated Forums, Final LI Education Event to Be Webcast - Patch.com
- LaValle: Submit your Common Core questions now - Suffolk Times
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- Official New York State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, *2006, 2004, *2002, 2000, 1998
- Complete list of sponsored bills
- Kenneth LaValle YouTube channel
- NY League of Conservation Voters Endorsement
- Riverhead GOP profile
- ↑ Kenneth LaValle YouTube channel
- ↑ http://www.riverheadgop.org/bio_LaValleKenneth.html Riverhead GOP profile
- ↑ State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ↑ ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- ↑ 2008 Follow the Money's report on Kenneth's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Lavalle, Kenneth P" Accessed September 20, 2013
- ↑ Follow the Money "LaValle's 2010 Campaign contributions
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