Mark Gjonaj

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Mark Gjonaj
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New York State Assembly District 80
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. John's University
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Gjonaj is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Gjonaj earned his bachelor's degree from St. John's University. His professional experience includes serving as President of M.P. Realty Group Corporation.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Governments
Real Property Taxation
Small Business
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Mark Gjonaj was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robert Goodman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Goodman is also running on the Conservative Party ticket. Gjonaj and Goodman will face off in the general election.[2][3]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Gjonaj ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 80. He defeated incumbent Naomi Rivera (who also ran on the Working Families Party ticket), Irene Estrada-Rukajand Adam R. Bermudez in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He defeated Nicole J. Torres, Patrick A. McManusand William Edstrom in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

New York State Assembly, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Gjonaj 79.1% 22,386
     Republican Nicole J. Torres 9.2% 2,600
     Working Families Party Naomi Rivera Incumbent 7.7% 2,186
     Conservative Patrick A. McManus 3% 861
     Green William Edstrom 1% 274
Total Votes 28,307
New York State Assembly, District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Gjonaj 50% 2,559
Naomi Rivera Incumbent 39.8% 2,033
Adam Bermudez 5.2% 265
Irene Estrada-Rukaj 5% 257
Total Votes 5,114

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mark Gjonaj is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Gjonaj raised a total of $347,127 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[7]

Mark Gjonaj's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 80 Won $347,127
Grand Total Raised $347,127


Mark Gjonaj won election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Mark Gjonaj raised a total of $347,127.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Gjonaj's campaign in 2012
Markola, Nick M$25,000
Markola, Nick M$20,000
Markola, Nick$20,000
Gjonaj, Vincens & Tina$20,000
Zaremba Brownell & Brown$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$347,127
Source:Follow the Money


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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.[8]

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Gjonaj and his wife Roberta, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Naomi Rivera (D)
New York Assembly District 80
Succeeded by