New York State Assembly District 83

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New York State Assembly District 83
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Current incumbentCarl Heastie Democratic Party
Population124,748
Race2.5% White, 70.7% Black, 1.3% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 22.7% Hispanic, 1.5% Multi, 0.8% Other
Ethnicity77.3% Non-Hispanic, 22.7% Hispanic
Voting age73.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's eighty-third state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Carl Heastie.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 124,748 civilians reside within New York's eighty-third 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. Incumbent Carl Heastie was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Benjamin Holloway was unopposed in the Republican primary. Trevor Archer is running as a Green Party candidate. Holloway is also running on the Conservative Party ticket. Heastie, Holloway and Archer 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 Carl Heastie (D) defeated David S. Glover (R) and Trevor Archer (G) in the general election. Heastie -- who also ran on the Working Families Party ticket -- was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Glover and Archer were both unopposed in the September 13 primary elections.[8][9][10]

New York State Assembly, District 83, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Heastie Incumbent 97.3% 34,294
     Republican David S. Glover 2.2% 767
     Green Trevor Archer 0.5% 178
Total Votes 35,239

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 83 have raised a total of $881,641. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $41,983 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 83
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $201,737 4 $50,434
2010 $196,132 3 $65,377
2008 $192,750 3 $64,250
2006 $123,226 3 $41,075
2004 $58,060 1 $58,060
2002 $80,318 3 $26,773
2000 $29,418 4 $7,355
Total $881,641 21 $41,983

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