|New York Senate District 44|
|1997 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||17|
|Per diem||$172/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 1996|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|New York State Senate District 46|
|J.D.||University of Toledo|
|Birthday||June 9, 1942|
|Place of birth||Albany, NY|
He previously represented District 46 in the New York State Senate from 1997 to 2013. Breslin also served as a committee member for the Town of Bethlehem.
Breslin attended the Vincentian Institute. He earned his B.S. in Political Science from Fordham College in 1964 and his J.D. from the University of Toledo in 1971. His professional experience includes being an associate for Garry, Cahill, and Edmunds from 1971 to 1973, a Partner for the following firms: Garry, Cahill, Edmunds, and Breslin from 1973 to 1980, Breslin, Breslin, and Breslin from 1980 to 1990 and Breslin and Breslin from 1990 to 1995. He has worked at The Breslin Firm since 1995. He is currently counsel for Girvin and Ferlazzo as well as for Hiscock and Barclay.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Breslin served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Breslin served on these committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Breslin served on these committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Breslin ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 44. He defeated Shawn M. Morse in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012; he also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Breslin defeated Peter A. LaVenia, Jr. (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Senate, District 44, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Neil Breslin Incumbent||90.7%||85,656|
|Green||Peter A. LaVenia, Jr.||9.3%||8,796|
|New York State Senate, District 44 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Neil Breslin Incumbent||70.9%||16,795|
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 46 (2010)|
|Neil Breslin (D)||53,724|
|Robert Domenici (R)||40,408|
|Michael Carey (I)||5,980|
On November 4, 2008, Neil Breslin won the election for New York State Senate, District 46 with 101,794 votes.
Breslin raised $204,634 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 46 (2008)|
|Neil Breslin (D)||101,794|
|Charlie Voelker (CON)||11,497|
Comprehensive donor information for Neil Breslin is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Neil Breslin raised a total of $2,153,732 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Neil Breslin's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Senate, District 44||$369,264|
|2010||New York State Senate, District 46||$574,868|
|2008||New York State Senate, District 46||$204,634|
|2006||New York State Senate, District 46||$185,053|
|2004||New York State Senate, District 46||$490,198|
|2002||New York State Senate, District 46||$153,825|
|2000||New York State Senate, District 42||$99,853|
|1998||New York State Senate, District 42||$76,037|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,153,732|
2012Neil Breslin won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Neil Breslin raised a total of $369,264.
|New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Neil Breslin's campaign in 2012|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$16,800|
|New York State United Teachers||$16,800|
|Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers||$8,000|
|American Insurance Association||$7,250|
|New York State Afl-Cio||$7,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$369,264|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Listed below are the largest contributors to Breslin's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Neil Breslin's campaign in 2010|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$15,500|
|New York State United Teachers||$15,000|
|Life Insurance Council Of New York||$11,650|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$11,000|
|Hartford Financial Services||$8,700|
|Total Raised in 2010||$574,868|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Neil Breslin's 2008 campaign.
|New York State United Teachers||$9,050|
|Life Insurance Council of New York||$6,650|
|Association of Financial Guaranty Insurors||$5,000|
|New Yorkers for Klein||$3,000|
|New York State AFL-CIO||$2,900|
Breslin and his wife, Ellen, have three children.
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- New York State Senate
- Senate Committees
- New York State Legislature
- New York state legislative districts
- Neil Breslin's personal website
- Profile from the New York State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List, accessed August 9, 2012
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Neil's 2008 campaign contributions
- followthemoney.org, "Breslin, Neil" accessed September 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Breslin's 2010 Campaign contributions
Hugh Farley (R)
|New York State Senate District 44
| Succeeded by|
|New York State Senate District 46
| Succeeded by|
Cecilia F. Tkaczyk (D)