New York State Assembly District 76

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New York State Assembly District 76
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Current incumbentMicah Kellner Democratic Party
Population125,532
Race3.7% White, 28.1% Black, 7.4% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 57.6% Hispanic, 1.6% Multi, 1.2% Other
Ethnicity42.2% Non-Hispanic, 57.6% Hispanic
Voting age73.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's seventy-sixth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Micah Kellner.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 125,532 civilians reside within New York's seventy-sixth 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. Rebecca Seawright defeated Gus Christensen, Ed Hartzog and David Menegon in the Democratic primary, while David Garland was unopposed in the Republican primary. Seawright is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Garland is running on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. Seawright and Garland 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 Micah Kellner (D) defeated Michael K. Zumbluskas (R) in the general election. Kellner -- who also ran on the Working Families Party ticket -- was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Zumbluskas was unopposed in the Republican primary; he also ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket.[8][9][10]

New York State Assembly, District 76, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMicah Kellner Incumbent 74.7% 33,410
     Republican Michael K. Zumbluskas 25.3% 11,317
Total Votes 44,727

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 76 have raised a total of $859,303. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $45,226 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 76
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $344,959 2 $172,480
2010 $98,884 3 $32,961
2008 $95,600 3 $31,867
2006 $91,723 2 $45,862
2004 $128,453 5 $25,691
2002 $44,259 2 $22,130
2000 $55,425 2 $27,713
Total $859,303 19 $45,226

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