New York State Assembly District 79

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New York State Assembly District 79
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Current incumbentVacant
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's seventy-ninth 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

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. Michael Blake defeated George Alvarez, Marsha Michael, Raul Rodriguez, Frederick Ricks and Lanita Jones in the Democratic primary, while Selsia Evans was unopposed in the Republican primary. Michael ran on the Working Families Party ticket and Evans ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Blake defeated Michael (WF) and Evans 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. Incumbent Eric Stevenson (D) defeated Selsia Evans (C) and Jose A. Padilla, Jr. (I) in the general election. He ran unopposed in the Democratic, Republican, and Working Families Party primaries. Evans was unopposed in the Conservative primary. Padilla ran unopposed in the Independence primary.[8][9][10]

New York State Assembly, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Stevenson Incumbent 97% 28,225
     Independence Jose A. Padilla, Jr. 2.2% 651
     Conservative Selsia Evans 0.8% 228
Total Votes 29,104

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 79 have raised a total of $357,372. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $15,538 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 79
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $64,550 3 $21,517
2010 $57,816 3 $19,272
2008 $41,684 3 $13,895
2006 $90,014 2 $45,007
2004 $67,808 6 $11,301
2002 $12,075 3 $4,025
2000 $23,425 3 $7,808
Total $357,372 23 $15,538

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