Michael Gianaris

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Michael Gianaris
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New York Senate District 12
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Deputy Minority Leader, New York State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly, District 36
2001-2011
Education
Bachelor'sFordham University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Personal
BirthdayApril 23, 1970
Place of birthAstoria, NY
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChristian Orthodox
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael Gianaris (b. April 23, 1970) is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. As of the 2013 session, he serves as Deputy Minority Leader.

Gianaris represented District 36 in the New York State Assembly from 2001-2011. His political experience includes being counsel for the Speaker of the New York Assembly and a member of Queens Community Planning Board #1.

Biography

Gianaris earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Fordham University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.[1] His professional experience includes working as associate counsel for New York State Assembly, as a associate for Chadbourne and Parke Limited Liability Partnership, as a Queens County Regional Representative for Governor Mario Cuomo and as an aide for United States Congressman Thomas Manton.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics
Finance
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate 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 Michael Gianaris was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gianaris is also running on the Working Families Party ticket. Anthony Aldorasi is running as a SCC-Stop Common Core candidate. Gianaris and Aldorasi will face off in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Gianaris ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 12. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Gianaris defeated Tony A. Arcabascio (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Gianaris Incumbent 86.4% 61,843
     Republican Tony A. Arcabascio 13.6% 9,775
Total Votes 71,618

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Gianaris won election to the New York State Senate, District 14. Gianaris was unopposed in the primary. He defeated Jerome Patrick Tina, Jr. (R) in the general election.[6][7] Gianaris ran as a member of the Working Families parties.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 12 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Gianaris (D) 31,737
Jerome Tina (R) 7,320

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Gianaris won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 36. He ran unopposed.[8][9]

Gianaris raised $90,599 for his campaign.[10]

New York State Assembly, District 36 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Gianaris (D) 22,695

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Michael Gianaris is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Michael Gianaris raised a total of $2,200,296 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[11]

Michael Gianaris's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 12 Won $544,267
2010 New York State Senate, District 12 Won $470,962
2008 New York State Assembly, District 36 Won $90,599
2006 New York State Assembly, District 36 Won $500,474
2004 New York State Assembly, District 36 Won $80,138
2002 New York State Assembly, District 36 Won $287,998
2000 New York State Assembly, District 36 Won $225,858
Grand Total Raised $2,200,296

2012

Michael Gianaris won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Michael Gianaris raised a total of $544,267.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Gianaris's campaign in 2012
Mouyiaris, Nikos$12,800
Van Ameringen, Henry$10,300
New York State United Teachers$10,300
Rich, David C$10,300
New York State Trial Lawyers$10,300
Total Raised in 2012$544,267

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Gianaris's 2010 campaign.[12]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Gianaris's campaign in 2010
New York State Association of Realtors$9,500
New York State United Teachers$9,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$9,500
New York State Laborers$9,300
Silvercup Studios Associates$8,500
Total Raised in 2010 $470,962

2008

In 2008, a year in which Gianaris was up for re-election, he collected $90,599 in donations.[10]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
New York State Association of Realtors $3,800
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $3,800
Six different individual donations of: $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.[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.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
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Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Gianaris’ endorsements included the following:[14]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Onorato (D)
New York State Senate District 12
2011-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly - District 36
2001–2011
Succeeded by
Aravella Simotas (D)