New York State Assembly District 86
|New York State Assembly District 86|
|Current incumbent||Victor Pichardo|
|Race||1.5% White, 23.4% Black, 1.8% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 71.6% Hispanic, 0.9% Multi, 0.6% Other|
|Ethnicity||28.4% Non-Hispanic, 71.6% Hispanic|
|Voting age||70.1% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 120,826 civilians reside within New York's eighty-sixth state assembly district. New York state assembly members represent an average of 129,187 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 126,510 residents.
About the office
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.
- 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.
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. The person elected to fill the vacant seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.
- 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.
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.
|New York State Assembly, District 86, Special Election, 2013|
- 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.
|New York State Assembly, District 86, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Nelson Castro Incumbent||96.5%||23,089|
|New York State Assembly, District 86 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Nelson Castro Incumbent||84.6%||2,556|
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|
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