New York State Assembly District 86

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New York State Assembly District 86
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Current incumbentVictor Pichardo Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
New York's eighty-sixth state assembly district is currently represented by Democratic Representative Victor Pichardo.

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. Incumbent Victor Pichardo defeated Hector Ramirez in the Democratic primary, while Rene Santos was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jose Marte ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Pichardo also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Pichardo defeated Santos and Marte in the general election.[6][7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 86 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVictor Pichardo Incumbent 95.1% 7,853
     Republican Rene Santos 3.8% 315
     Conservative Jose Marte 1.1% 90
Total Votes 8,258

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Victor Pichardo (D) won election in a special election for New York State Assembly District 86. The seat was vacant following Rep. Nelson Castro's (D) resignation amidst a bribery scandal. Pichardo defeated six others in an open primary, which took place on September 10 and defeated Rene Santos (R) and Jose Marte (L) in the special election, which took place on November 5.[9][10][11][12][13]

New York State Assembly, District 86, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVictor Pichardo 95.4% 7,174
     Republican Rene Santos 3.2% 243
     Libertarian Jose Marte 1.4% 103
Total Votes 7,520

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 Nelson Castro (D) defeated Ana Sanchez (R) and Vhidiwhatie Diamond (C) in the general election. Castro ran and defeated Richard Soto in the Democratic primary. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Sanchez and Diamond were unopposed in the September 13 primary elections.[14][15][16]

New York State Assembly, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNelson Castro Incumbent 96.5% 23,089
     Republican Ana Sanchez 2.9% 698
     Conservative Vhidiwhatie Diamond 0.6% 145
Total Votes 23,932
New York State Assembly, District 86 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNelson Castro Incumbent 84.6% 2,556
Richard Soto 15.4% 467
Total Votes 3,023

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 86 have raised a total of $533,288. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $24,240 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 86
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $102,322 4 $25,581
2010 $171,460 4 $42,865
2008 $40,858 3 $13,619
2006 $51,370 2 $25,685
2004 $46,375 3 $15,458
2002 $45,290 3 $15,097
2000 $75,613 3 $25,204
Total $533,288 22 $24,240

See also

External links

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 Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  7. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  8. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  9. nydailynews.com, "Gov. Cuomo opts against special election for open Bronx Assembly seat," April 26, 2013
  10. newyork.cbslocal.com, "State Assembly - District 86 - Dem Primary," September 10, 2013
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  12. vote.nyc.ny.us, "Official Democratic primary results," accessed December 11, 2013
  13. vote.nyc.ny.us, "Official election results," accessed December 11, 2013
  14. New York State Board of Elections, "2012 general election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  15. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  16. ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012