Matthew Titone

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Matthew Titone
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New York State Assembly District 61
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 2007
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.Saint John's University of Law
Personal
Birthday1960
Place of birthStaten Island, NY
ProfessionPrivate Law Practice
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Matthew J. Titone (b. 1960) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 61. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in March 2007.

Biography

Titone earned his J.D. from Saint John's University of Law.[1] Titone has been an attorney at a private practice since 1998. His other professional experience includes working as a law clerk, as a pro bono lawyer for Staten Island Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome task force and as a senior trial associate with Morgan, Melhuish, Monohan, Arvidson, Abrutyn and Lisowski.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Environmental Conservation
Health
Judiciary
Social Services
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Titone served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Titone served on the following committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Titone sponsored one of these eight.[2] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[3] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[4]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Matthew Titone is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Titone is also running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets.[6]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Titone ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 61. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated Paul D. Saryian in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Titone Incumbent 79.9% 28,616
     Republican Paul D. Saryian 20.1% 7,204
Total Votes 35,820
New York State Assembly, District 61 Independence Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Titone Incumbent 58.8% 50
Paul Saryian 41.2% 35
Total Votes 85

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Titone ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Dave Narby (L) in the general election on November 2.[10][11] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 61 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Titone (D) 19,881
Dave Narby (L) 1,494

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Titone won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 61, defeating opponents Thomas McGinley (R) and Rose Margarella (I).[12][13]

Titone raised $62,641 for his campaign while McGinley raised $2,660 and Margarella raised $3,560.[14]

New York State Assembly, District 61 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Titone (D) 25,974
Thomas McGinley (R) 8,578
Rose Margarella 985

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Matthew Titone is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Matthew Titone raised a total of $439,576 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[15]

Matthew Titone's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 61 Won $115,571
2010 New York State Assembly, District 61 Won $71,027
2008 New York State Assembly, District 61 Won $62,641
2006 New York State Senate, District 24 Defeated $190,337
Grand Total Raised $439,576

2012

Matthew Titone won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Matthew Titone raised a total of $115,571.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Titone's campaign in 2012
New York State Trial Lawyers$8,200
Duran, Elvis$6,850
New York State Court Officers Association$5,100
Shah, Michael$4,100
United New Jersey-Sandy Hooks Pilots Benevolent Association$3,800
Total Raised in 2012$115,571
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Titone received $71,027 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[16]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Titone's campaign in 2010
New York City Registered Nurses Association$3,000
New York State Trial Lawyers$2,000
Operating Engineers Local 94 A-B$1,750
New York State Association Of Realtors$1,250
New York State Court Officers Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2010 $71,027

2008

In 2008, a year in which Titone was up for election, he collected $62,641 in donations.[17]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
1199 SEIU United Health care Workers East $3,800
Margaret Titone $3,200
Whole Pies Inc $2,500
LP Forest Realty LLP $2,000
New York State Trial Lawyers $2,000

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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.[18]

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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

2012

In 2012, Titone’s endorsements included the following:[19]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Titone,” accessed August 1, 2014
  2. Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
  3. Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
  4. New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
  5. New York State Assembly, "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914," accessed March 12, 2013
  6. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  13. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Titone, Matthew" accessed September 24, 2013
  16. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  17. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Matthew Titone,” accessed August 1, 2014
  18. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  19. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
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New York Assembly District 61
2007–present
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