Mark Grisanti

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Mark Grisanti
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New York Senate District 60
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCanisius College
J.D.Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark Grisanti is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Grisanti was defeated by Kevin T. Stocker in the 2014 Republican primary for District 60 of the New York State Senate. He ran as a Independence Party of New York State candidate in the general election.

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This candidate ran in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The New York Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, which amounts to 4.8 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of nine districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were eight districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections.

Biography

Grisanti earned his B.A. in English from Canisius College and his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. His professional experience includes practicing law at his grandfather's firm for over eighteen years.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Conservation, Chair
Finance
Higher Education
Insurance
Labor
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014
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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. Marc C. Panepinto defeated Alfred T. Coppola in the Democratic primary, while Kevin T. Stocker defeated incumbent Mark Grisanti in the Republican primary. Timothy D. Gallagher ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Panepinto ran on the Working Families Party ticket and Grisanti ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. Panepinto defeated Stocker, Gallagher and Grisanti (IND) in the general election.[1][2][3]

The New York State Senate was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New York Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, or 4.8 percent of the chamber. District 60 in the Senate was identified by Ballotpedia and WKBW-TV in Buffalo as a battleground district that could determine control of the New York State Senate. This race heated up following the Republican primary in which incumbent Mark Grisanti was defeated by Kevin T. Stocker. Political analyst Bob Davis explained that the race "could put the balance of power for the New York State Senate up for grabs come November." At the time of the race, the district was made up of about 86,000 Democrats, 51,000 Republicans and 9,700 independents.[4] Marc C. Panepinto (D) defeated Stocker (R), Grisanti (I) and Timothy D. Gallagher (C) in the general election.

New York State Senate District 60, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc C. Panepinto 31.5% 26,415
     Republican Kevin T. Stocker 29.8% 24,966
     Independence Mark Grisanti Incumbent 27.1% 22,734
     Conservative Timothy D. Gallagher 8.1% 6,796
     None Blank 3.4% 2,850
Total Votes 83,761

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Grisanti ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 60. He defeated Kevin T. Stocker in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. Grisanti defeated Marie C. Clark and Brian J. Siklinski in the Independence primary. He defeated Michael L. Amodeo (D) and Gregory L. Davis (W) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Senate, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Grisanti Incumbent 50.2% 63,683
     Democratic Michael L. Amodeo 35.6% 45,140
     Conservative Charles M. Swanick 11.8% 15,027
     Working Families Party Gregory L. Davis 2.4% 3,078
Total Votes 126,928
New York State Senate, District 60 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Grisanti Incumbent 59.6% 5,806
Kevin Stocker 40.4% 3,930
Total Votes 9,736
New York State Senate, District 60 Independence Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Grisanti Incumbent 68.1% 504
Marie Clark 21.8% 161
Brian Siklinski 10.1% 75
Total Votes 740

Grisanti did not receive the endorsement of the Conservative Party due to his vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.[8]

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Grisanti ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. Grisanti defeated incumbent Antoine Thompson (D) in the general election on November 2.[9][10]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 60 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Grisanti (R) 33,243
Antoine Thompson (D) 32,724

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mark Grisanti is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Grisanti raised a total of $1,588,106 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[11]

Mark Grisanti's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 60 Won $1,555,765
2010 New York State Senate, District 60 Won $32,341
Grand Total Raised $1,588,106

2012

Mark Grisanti won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mark Grisanti raised a total of $1,555,765.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Grisanti's campaign in 2012
New York State Senate Republican Campaign Cmte$551,800
Erie County Republican Party$78,000
Intrust Wealth Management$33,600
Singer, Andrew$16,800
Bloomberg, Michael R$16,800
Total Raised in 2012$1,555,765
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Grisanti raised a total of $32,341 in campaign contributions.[12]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Grisanti, Mark $4,270
Cmte for Economic Growth $3,500
Kaskie, James R. $1,500
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 22 $1,500

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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. 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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Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Grisanti's endorsements included the following:[14]

  • Independence Party of New York State
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership
  • NYS Environmental Conservation Officers
  • NYS Forest Rangers
  • NYS University Police Officers

  • NYS Park Police Officers
  • Buffalo Police Benevolent Association
  • Orchard Park Republican Committee
  • City of Tonawanda Republican Committee
  • City of Buffalo-North District Republican Committee

Personal

Grisanti and his wife, Maria, have three children.

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Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 60
2011–present
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