New York State Senate District 60

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New York State Senate District 60
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Current incumbentMark Grisanti Republican Party
Population270,736
Race49.5% White, 37.7% Black, 2.7% Asian, 0.8% American Indian, 6.6% Hispanic, 2.4% Multi, 0.2% Other
Ethnicity93.4% Non-Hispanic, 6.6% Hispanic
Voting age76.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's sixtieth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Mark Grisanti.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 270,736 civilians reside within New York's sixtieth state senate district.[1] New York state senators represent an average of 312,550 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 306,072 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the New York State Senate 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]

Pension

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.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

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.[6] The person elected to fill the vacant seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[7]

Elections

2014

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. Marc C. Panepinto defeated Alfred T. Coppola in the Democratic primary, while Kevin T. Stocker defeated incumbent Mark Grisanti in the Republican primary. Timothy D. Gallagher is running on the Conservative Party ticket. Panepinto is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Grisanti is running on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. Panepinto, Stocker, Gallagher and Grisanti (IND) will face off in the general election.[8]

2012

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. Incumbent Mark Grisanti (R) defeated Michael L. Amodeo (D), Charles M. Swanick (C) and Gregory L. Davis (W) in the general election. Grisanti defeated Kevin T. Stocker in the Republican primary and Marie C. Clark and Brian J. Siklinski in the Independence primary. Amodeo defeated Alfred T. Coppola and Charles M. Swanick in the Democratic primary. Davis ran unopposed in the Working Families Party primary. Swanick also ran on the Conservative Party ticket.[9][10][11]

New York State Senate, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Grisanti Incumbent 50.2% 63,683
     Democratic Michael L. Amodeo 35.6% 45,140
     Conservative Charles M. Swanick 11.8% 15,027
     Working Families Party Gregory L. Davis 2.4% 3,078
Total Votes 126,928
New York State Senate, District 60 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Grisanti Incumbent 59.6% 5,806
Kevin Stocker 40.4% 3,930
Total Votes 9,736
New York State Senate, District 60 Independence Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Grisanti Incumbent 68.1% 504
Marie Clark 21.8% 161
Brian Siklinski 10.1% 75
Total Votes 740
New York State Senate, District 60 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Amodeo 55.4% 7,299
Charles Swanick 28.1% 3,709
Alfred Coppola 16.5% 2,174
Total Votes 13,182

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Senate District 60 have raised a total of $4,057,942. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $176,432 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Senate District 60
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,935,798 7 $276,543
2010 $909,045 4 $227,261
2008 $387,653 2 $193,827
2006 $524,373 3 $174,791
2004 $114,801 3 $38,267
2002 $96,596 2 $48,298
2000 $89,676 2 $44,838
Total $4,057,942 23 $176,432

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