New York State Assembly District 109

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New York State Assembly District 109
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Current incumbentPatricia Fahy Democratic Party
Population139,831
Race85.9% White, 3.6% Black, 5.5% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 3.0% Hispanic, 1.6% Multi, 0.2% Other
Ethnicity97.0% Non-Hispanic, 3.0% Hispanic
Voting age78.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's one hundred and ninth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Patricia Fahy.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 139,831 civilians reside within New York's one hundred and ninth state assembly district.[1] New York state assembly members represent an average of 129,187 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 126,510 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the New York State Assembly serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. New York legislators assume office January 1st.

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 7 of the New York Constitution states: No person shall serve as a member of the legislature unless he or she is a citizen of the United States and has been a resident of the state of New York for five years, and, except as hereinafter otherwise prescribed, of the assembly or senate district for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election; if elected a senator or member of assembly at the first election next ensuing after a readjustment or alteration of the senate or assembly districts becomes effective, a person, to be eligible to serve as such, must have been a resident of the county in which the senate or assembly district is contained for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election. No member of the legislature shall, during the time for which he or she was elected, receive any civil appointment from the governor, the governor and the senate, the legislature or from any city government, to an office which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New York Legislature are paid $79,500/year and per diem of $61/half day and $171/full day. Per diem varies and is tied to the federal rate.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. An election can be held as long the vacancy happened before April 1st in an election year.[5] The person elected to fill the vacant seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[6]

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.

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly consisted of a primary election on September 13, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 12, 2012. Patricia Fahy (D) defeated Theodore J. Danz, Jr. (R) and Joseph P. Sullivan (C) in the general election. Fahy defeated Margarita Perez, Frank J. Commisso, Jr., Christopher T. Higgins, Jim Coyne and William J. McCarthy, Jr. in the Democratic primary. Fahy also ran unopposed on the Working Families Party ticket and lost the Independence Party of New York State primary to Theodore J. Danz, Jr., who also ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Sullivan was unopposed in the Conservative primary.[7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 109, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Fahy 64% 37,966
     Republican Theodore J. Danz, Jr. 32.6% 19,319
     Conservative Joseph P. Sullivan 3.4% 2,043
Total Votes 59,328
New York State Assembly, District 109 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Fahy 37.8% 5,335
Frank Commisso, Jr. 19% 2,686
Christopher Higgins 16.8% 2,372
William McCarthy, Jr. 13.7% 1,929
Jim Coyne 9.2% 1,300
Margarita Perez 3.4% 486
Total Votes 14,108
New York State Assembly, District 109 Independence Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTheodore Danz, Jr. 53.4% 158
Patricia Fahy 46.6% 138
Total Votes 296

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 109 have raised a total of $1,784,330. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $81,106 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 109
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $510,887 9 $56,765
2010 $371,602 3 $123,867
2008 $90,779 2 $45,390
2006 $229,158 2 $114,579
2004 $480,909 2 $240,455
2002 $61,613 3 $20,538
2000 $39,382 1 $39,382
Total $1,784,330 22 $81,106

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