New York State Assembly District 94

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New York State Assembly District 94
Current incumbentSteve Katz Republican Party
Race60.5% White, 10.3% Black, 8.2% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 19.2% Hispanic, 1.6% Multi, 0.2% Other
Ethnicity80.8% Non-Hispanic, 19.2% Hispanic
Voting age75.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's ninety-fourth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Steve Katz.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 135,492 civilians reside within New York's ninety-fourth 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.


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.[4]


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]



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 Steve Katz (R) defeated Andrew I. Falk (D) in the general election. Katz -- who also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets -- defeated Dario Gristina in the Republican primary. Falk was unopposed in the Democratic primary; he also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. [7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 94, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Katz 54.3% 29,578
     Democratic Andrew I. Falk 45.7% 24,903
Total Votes 54,481
New York State Assembly, District 94 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Katz Incumbent 64.3% 1,623
Dario Gristina 35.7% 900
Total Votes 2,523

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 94 have raised a total of $1,041,816. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $69,454 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 94
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $410,379 4 $102,595
2010 $92,439 2 $46,220
2008 $28,604 1 $28,604
2006 $106,384 2 $53,192
2004 $41,447 1 $41,447
2002 $303,923 2 $151,962
2000 $58,640 3 $19,547
Total $1,041,816 15 $69,454

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