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New York State Assembly District 43

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New York State Assembly District 43
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Current incumbentVacant
Next electionMay 5, 2015
New York's forty-third state assembly district is currently vacant.

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

2015

See also: New York state legislative special elections, 2015

Menachem Raitport (Republican and Conservative Parties), Shirley Patterson (Independent Party), Diane Richardson (Working Families & Green Parties) and Geoffrey Davis (Love Yourself Party) will face off in the special election on May 5.[6]

The seat is vacant following Karim Camara's (D) resignation to join the Cuomo administration as executive director of the Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services.[7]

A special election for the position of New York State Assembly District 43 has been called for May 5. Candidates were nominated by parties rather than chosen in primaries.[8]

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 Karim Camara was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Cartrell Gore ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Camara also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Camara defeated Gore in the general election.[9][10][11]

New York State Assembly, District 43 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKarim Camara Incumbent 95.9% 15,170
     Conservative Cartrell Gore 4.1% 654
Total Votes 15,824

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 Karim Camara (D) defeated Stuart A. Balberg (R) in the general election. Camara -- who also ran on the Working Families Party ticket -- was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Balberg was unopposed in the Republican primary; he also ran on the Conservative Party ticket.[12][13][14]

New York State Assembly, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKarim Camara Incumbent 94.9% 34,561
     Republican Stuart A. Balberg 5.1% 1,840
Total Votes 36,401

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 43 have raised a total of $1,029,287. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $60,546 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 43
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $90,858 2 $45,429
2010 $19,570 2 $9,785
2008 $46,954 2 $23,477
2006 $95,760 2 $47,880
2004 $354,713 3 $118,238
2002 $152,448 3 $50,816
2000 $268,984 3 $89,661
Total $1,029,287 17 $60,546

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References

  1. U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  3. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  4. New York State Legislature, "New York State Public Officers Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute § 42 (4))
  5. New York Legislature, "New York State Public Officers Law," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute § 38)
  6. New York Observer, "Bizarre Paperwork Error Will Mean No Democratic Nominee in Brooklyn Assembly Race," March 3, 2015
  7. observer.com, "Brooklyn Assemblyman Will Join the Cuomo Administration," accessed February 20, 2015
  8. Time Warner Cable News 1, "Cuomo Sets Date for NYC Special Elections," February 20, 2015
  9. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  10. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  11. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  12. New York State Board of Elections, "2012 general election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  13. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012