New York State Assembly District 40

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New York State Assembly District 40
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Current incumbentRon Kim Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's fortieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Ron Kim.

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 Ron Kim was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Philip Gim was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kim also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Kim defeated Gim in the general election.[6][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. Ron Kim (D) defeated Philip Gim (R) in the general election. Kim ran and defeated Ethel Chen, Martha Flores-Vazquez, Yen S. Chou and Myungsuk Lee in the Democratic primary. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Gim defeated Sunny Hahn in the Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New York State Assembly, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonald T. Kim 67.7% 13,460
     Republican Philip Gim 32.3% 6,409
Total Votes 19,869
New York State Assembly, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Kim Incumbent 27.1% 1,206
Yen Chou 23% 1,022
Ethel Chen 22.3% 993
Myungsuk Lee 15% 666
Martha Flores-Vazquez 12.6% 560
Total Votes 4,447

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 40 have raised a total of $1,232,085. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $44,003 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $937,459 9 $104,162
2010 $16,036 2 $8,018
2008 $188,210 7 $26,887
2006 $4,880 2 $2,440
2004 $31,130 2 $15,565
2002 $0 3 $0
2000 $54,370 3 $18,123
Total $1,232,085 28 $44,003

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