New York State Assembly District 20

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New York State Assembly District 20
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Current incumbentHarvey Weisenberg Democratic Party
Population128,831
Race77.2% White, 5.4% Black, 3.7% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 12.3% Hispanic, 0.9% Multi, 0.5% Other
Ethnicity87.7% Non-Hispanic, 12.3% Hispanic
Voting age77.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's twentieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Harvey Weisenberg.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 128,831 civilians reside within New York's twentieth 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 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. Todd Kaminsky was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Avi Fertig was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kaminsky is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Fertig is running on the Conservative Party ticket. Kaminsky and Fertig will face off in the general election.[7]

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. Incumbent Harvey Weisenberg (D) defeated David J. Sussman (R) in the general election. Weisenberg -- who also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets -- was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sussman was unopposed in the Republican primary; he also ran on the Conservative Party and Tax Revolt Party tickets. [8][9][10]

New York State Assembly, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Weisenberg Incumbent 56% 21,730
     Republican David J. Sussman 44% 17,091
Total Votes 38,821

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 20 have raised a total of $964,828. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $68,916 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $170,423 2 $85,212
2010 $149,153 2 $74,577
2008 $130,331 2 $65,166
2006 $148,900 2 $74,450
2004 $158,445 2 $79,223
2002 $132,446 2 $66,223
2000 $75,130 2 $37,565
Total $964,828 14 $68,916

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