New York State Assembly District 147

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New York State Assembly District 147
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Current incumbentDavid DiPietro Republican Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New York's one hundred and forty-seventh state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative David DiPietro.

New York state assembly members represent an average of 129,187 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 126,510 residents.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] The person elected to fill the vacant seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent David DiPietro was unopposed in the Republican primary. DiPietro also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. DiPietro was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]

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. David DiPietro (R) defeated Christina M. Abt (D) in the general election. DiPietro ran and defeated Daniel J. Humiston, Christopher Lane, and David P. Mariacher in the Republican primary. DiPietro also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Abt was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Daniel J. Humiston in the Independence primary; she also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.[9][10][11]

New York State Assembly, District 147, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid DiPietro 55.4% 32,401
     Democratic Christina M. Abt 44.6% 26,109
Total Votes 58,510
New York State Assembly, District 147 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid DiPietro 43.8% 2,751
David Mariacher 38% 2,387
Daniel Humiston 13.1% 821
Christopher Lane 5% 315
Total Votes 6,274

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 147 have raised a total of $653,185. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $40,824 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 147
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $135,038 5 $27,008
2010 $49,449 1 $49,449
2008 $64,395 3 $21,465
2006 $138,189 2 $69,095
2004 $86,803 1 $86,803
2002 $124,874 2 $62,437
2000 $54,437 2 $27,219
Total $653,185 16 $40,824

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