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New York State Assembly District 80

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New York State Assembly District 80
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Current incumbentMark Gjonaj Democratic Party
Population124,298
Race27.6% White, 19.2% Black, 7.8% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 43.1% Hispanic, 1.4% Multi, 0.7% Other
Ethnicity56.9% Non-Hispanic, 43.1% Hispanic
Voting age77.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's eightieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Mark Gjonaj.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 124,298 civilians reside within New York's eightieth 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 consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014.

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. Mark Gjonaj (D) defeated Nicole J. Torres (R), Patrick A. McManus (C), Naomi Rivera (WFP) and William Edstrom (G) in the general election. Gjonaj ran and defeated incumbent Naomi Rivera (who also ran on the Working Families Party ticket), Irene Estrada-Rukaj, and Adam R. Bermudez in the Democratic primary. McManus, Torres, Edstrom and Rivera were all unopposed in their respective primaries on September 13.[7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Gjonaj 79.1% 22,386
     Republican Nicole J. Torres 9.2% 2,600
     Working Families Party Naomi Rivera Incumbent 7.7% 2,186
     Conservative Patrick A. McManus 3% 861
     Green William Edstrom 1% 274
Total Votes 28,307
New York State Assembly, District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Gjonaj 50% 2,559
Naomi Rivera Incumbent 39.8% 2,033
Adam Bermudez 5.2% 265
Irene Estrada-Rukaj 5% 257
Total Votes 5,114

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 80 have raised a total of $1,645,471. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $63,287 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 80
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $507,376 7 $72,482
2010 $28,475 3 $9,492
2008 $23,200 3 $7,733
2006 $122,625 3 $40,875
2004 $207,243 4 $51,811
2002 $551,877 2 $275,939
2000 $204,675 4 $51,169
Total $1,645,471 26 $63,287

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