New York State Senate District 46
|New York State Senate District 46|
|Current incumbent||Cecilia Tkaczyk|
|Race||76.0% White, 12.0% Black, 4.8% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 4.9% Hispanic, 2.0% Multi, 0.2% Other|
|Ethnicity||95.1% Non-Hispanic, 4.9% Hispanic|
|Voting age||80% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 304,204 civilians reside within New York's forty-sixth state senate district. New York state senators represent an average of 312,550 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 306,072 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.
Some legislators in New York are able to begin collecting a state pension while still serving in office and also receiving their normal salary. Under state law, if a lawmaker took office prior to 1995, they are eligible to begin collecting an annual pension once they turn 65. Those who took office after 1994 are not able to collect a pension while still in office. As of 2011, Rep. Herman Farrell (D) was the highest-paid state legislator, collecting his $113,500 salary as well as a pension of $81,619.
If there is a vacancy in the senate, 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 Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of New York State Senate 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 Cecilia Tkaczyk was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while George Amedore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tkaczyk is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Amedore is also running on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Tkaczyk and Amedore will face off in the general election.
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Elections for the office of New York State Senate 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. Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) defeated incumbent George Amedore (R) in the general election. Tkaczyk ran and defeated Monica M. Arias Miranda and Thomas E. Dolan in the Democratic primary. She also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Amedore was unopposed in the Republican primary.
Amedore was initially declared the winner by 37 votes, but after a recount, Tkaczyk was declared the winner by 18 votes.
|New York State Senate, District 46, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Cecilia F. Tkaczyk||50%||63,104|
|New York State Senate, District 46 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Monica Arias Miranda||14.7%||961|
Since 2000, candidates for New York State Senate District 46 have raised a total of $3,664,993. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $192,894 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, New York State Senate District 46|
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