New York State Senate elections, 2014

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New York State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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The New York State Senate 2014 elections offer enough opportunities for the Republican Party that the Democratic Party has reason to worry.

Of the 63 districts up for election in the Senate, 37 feature two major party candidates. Eight are in districts that had competitive races in 2012 - margins of victory between 0 and 5 percent. While that is a small percentage, the Democrats are currently up just three seats.

Although, while Democrats technically have a three-seat majority, the Senate's Independent Democratic Conference complicates the party dynamics. The conference of Democrats broke away from the party and formed a legislative coalition with Senate Republicans in order to give them an effective majority. In June, IDC leader Jeff Klein said that the conference would instead form a coalition with the mainline Democrats starting in January 2015, following the elections.[1]

The upper chamber has been identified by Louis Jacobson of Governing magazine as one of 17 chambers that is "vulnerable to a change in control in November." Jacobson rated the State Senate contest in New York as a "tossup" as of late June.[2]

The State Senate is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. The New York Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republicans of three seats, which amounts to 4.8 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of nine districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were eight districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Additionally, District 37 had a margin of victory of 8 percent.

A particularly noteworthy race to watch for is District 46, where there is a rematch from a peculiarly close 2012 race. In that race, former state senator George Amedore (R) was officially sworn in, but county election officials opened new ballots that gave Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) the win by 18 votes. Amedore is trying to win back the seat he held for just a few days.[3]

Another race, according to political analyst Bob Davis, could be the one that tips the scales in favor of the Republicans. In District 60, Kevin T. Stocker defeated incumbent Mark Grisanti in the Republican primary and will now face Timothy D. Gallagher (D) in the general election. The district leans more Democratic than Republican, but is considered to be anyone's game.[4]

Some crucial issues at stake in New York's legislative elections include increasing the minimum wage, legalizing medical marijuana, heroin regulation, education tax credits and women's rights legislation.[5]

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.

Incumbents retiring

A total of three incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Lee Zeldin Ends.png Republican Senate District 03
Greg Ball Ends.png Republican Senate District 40
George Maziarz Ends.png Republican Senate District 62

Note: Currently, there are 2 vacancies in the New York State Senate. A list of those vacancies can be found here.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New York State Senate:

New York State Senate
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 32 Pending
     Republican Party 29 Pending
     Vacancy 2 Pending
Total 63 63
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 27 (42.8%) of the 63 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Sixteen Democrats and 11 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 36 (57.1%) of the 63 districts up for election. Eight of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. One other election was mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 4: Incumbent Philip Boyle (R) will face John Alberts (D) in the general election. Boyle won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 6: Incumbent Kemp Hannon (R) will face Ethan Irwin (D) in the general election. Hannon won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 7: Incumbent Jack Martins (R) will face Adam Haber (D) in the general election. Martins won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: Incumbent William Larkin (R) will face Gay Lee (D) in the general election. Larkin won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent Terry W. Gipson (D) will face Susan J. Serino (R) in the general election. Gipson won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 46: Incumbent Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) will face George Amedore (R) in the general election. Tkaczyk won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.03 percent in 2012.
  • District 55: Incumbent Ted O'Brien (D) will face Rich Funke (R) in the general election. O'Brien won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 37: Incumbent George Latimer (D) was unopposed in the Democratic primary, and will face Joseph Dillon in the general election. Latimer won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 14 incumbents faced primary competition on September 9. Three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 44 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 58 (95%) of the current 61 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Republicans, can be found above. Currently, there are 2 vacancies in the New York State Senate. A list of those vacancies can be found here.

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.

Context

A Ballotpedia analysis of partisan balance between 1992 and 2013 shows that in the state Senate the Democratic Party was the majority in the New York State Senate for two years while the Republicans were the majority for 20 years. In the House, the Democratic Party was the majority in the New York House of Representatives for 22 years while the Republicans were never the majority.

With the margin in the State Senate coming down to three seats, New York's upper chamber is hotly contested, especially by the state's Democratic Party. Currently, the state senate is held by the Republicans with the aid of breakaway Senate Democrats known as the Independent Democratic Conference, although the conference has said it will form a coalition with the Democrats in January. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (running for re-election) expressed interest in campaigning against Senate Republicans during the fall election season in an attempt to win the upper chamber back for the Democrats and to clear a pathway for his public policy initiatives, which includes public campaign finance among other issues.[1][6] Among legislators running for re-election, several unresolved issues from the state Senate's previous sessions are expected to return as crucial election issues in the campaign. Such issues include a minimum wage increase, medical marijuana, heroin regulation, education tax credits, and women's rights legislation.[5]

Much attention has been drawn to the group of breakaway Democrats, the Independent Democratic Conference, which has allowed the Senate Republicans to take control of the chamber in an unusual coalition, even though New York Democrats won a majority of seats in the 2012 election.[7] In the primaries, there were plenty of challenges against members of the Independent Democratic Conference in a fight to re-take the state Senate. The IDC largely prevailed.[8] The head of the New York Senate Democrats' campaign arm, State Senator Michael Gianaris, said in an interview, "There is a big list of issues New Yorkers voted to see enacted two years ago, and this strange arrangement in the state Senate has held up priorities such as the minimum wage, women's issues, fixing state government and a long list of others."[7]

On June 25, 2014, the Independent Democratic Conference announced that it planned to ally with the Democratic Party and potentially tip control of the chamber to the Democrats after November 2014. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was implicated as a crucial player in the deal to reunite the breakaway faction with the mainstream Democrats in the State Senate. The move was also endorsed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said that there were "progressive goals that we have yet to achieve and that we must accomplish next January." The alliance between the two factions will also depend on preventing the Republican Party from capturing enough seats to retake control of the chamber.[9]

The New York State Senate has been identified by Louis Jacobson of Governing magazine as one of 17 chambers that is "vulnerable to a change in control in November." Jacobson rated the State Senate contest in New York as a "tossup" as of late June. It is one of four state senates currently held by a Democratic Party majority that Jacobson rates as tossups; the others being Colorado, Iowa and Nevada.[2]

Races to Watch

  • District 46: In this district, Incumbent Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) and former state senator George Amedore (R) face off in a 2012 rematch. In 2012, the official results deemed Amedore the winner, but county election officials opened 91 new ballots in January 2013 which eventually gave Tkaczyk an 18 vote lead. Amedore, who had been officially sworn into the Senate just days before, became the shortest tenured Senator in modern history.[3]
  • District 60: This race has been heating up since the Republican primary where Incumbent Mark Grisanti was defeated by Kevin T. Stocker. Stocker (R), Grisanti (I), Marc C. Panepinto (D) and Timothy D. Gallagher (C) will face off in the general election. Political analyst Bob Davis explains that the race, "could put the balance of power for the New York State Senate up for grabs come November." The district, made up of about 86,000 Democrats, 51,000 Republicans and 9,700 Independents, is considered a toss-up.[4]

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on October 15, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

Note: This candidate list is based off the list posted on the website of the New York State Board of Elections.

District 1

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
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Democratic Party Michael Conroy
Republican Party Kenneth LaValle

District 2

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Joseph Lombardi
Republican Party John J. Flanagan

District 3

Note: Incumbent Lee Zeldin (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Joseph L. Fritz was removed from the ballot on August 18, 2014.[10]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Adrienne Esposito
Republican Party Tom Croci

District 4

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party John Alberts
Republican Party Philip Boyle

District 5

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Bruce Kennedy, Jr.
Republican Party Carl Marcellino
Libertarian Party Georgina Bowman

District 6

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Ethan Irwin
Republican Party Kemp Hannon

District 7

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Adam Haber
Republican Party Jack Martins

District 8

Note: This seat is currently vacant.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party David Denenberg - He quit his campaign on September 23, 2014, but will stay on the ballot.[11]
Republican Party Michael Venditto

District 9

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Patrick Gillespie, Jr.
Republican Party Dean Skelos

District 10

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party James Sanders, Jr.

District 11

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Green Party September 9 Green Party primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Tony Avella
Green Party Paul Gilman

District 12

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Michael Gianaris Approveda - Incumbent Gianaris was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Gianaris is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Michael Gianaris
Independent Anthony Aldorasi

District 13

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jose Peralta Approveda - Incumbent Peralta was first elected to the chamber in a special election in 2010. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Peralta is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jose Peralta

District 14

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Bernadette Semple was removed from the ballot before the primary.[12]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Leroy Comrie

District 15

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joseph Addabbo Approveda - Incumbent Addabbo was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Joseph Addabbo
Republican Party Michael Conigliaro

District 16

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Toby Ann Stavisky

District 17

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Simcha Felder Approveda - Incumbent Felder was first elected to the chamber in 2012. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Felder is also running on the Conservative Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Simcha Felder

District 18

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Martin Malave Dilan
Conservative Party Jonathan H. Anderson
Working Families Party Debbie Medina

District 19

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Leon B. Miles was removed from the ballot before the primary.[13]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

Note: Evelin Lausell was not listed on the general election candidate list.[14]

Democratic Party John L. Sampson
Conservative Party Elias J. Weir
Working Families Party Dell Smitherman

District 20

Note: This seat is currently vacant.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Demetrius Lawrence withdrew from the race before the primary.[13]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jesse Hamilton
Conservative Party Menachem Raitport

District 21

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Kevin Parker Approveda - Incumbent Parker was first elected to the chamber in 2002. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Parker is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Kevin Parker
Conservative Party Herman G. Hall

District 22

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jamie Kemmerer
Republican Party Martin Golden

District 23

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Diane Savino

District 24

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Gary Carsel
Republican Party Andrew Lanza

District 25

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:

Note: Jane Neal was removed from the ballot before the primary.[13]

November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Velmanette Montgomery

District 26

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Daniel Squadron Approveda - Incumbent Squadron was first elected to the chamber in 2008. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Squadron is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Working Families Party September 9 Working Families Party primary:

Note: Manny Cavaco was removed from the ballot before the primary.[13]

  • Daniel Squadron - In addition to running on the Working Families Party ticket, Squadron is also running on the Democratic ticket.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Daniel Squadron
Republican Party Wave Chan

District 27

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Brad M. Hoylman Approveda - Incumbent Hoylman was first elected to the chamber in 2012. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Hoylman is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Brad M. Hoylman
Republican Party Frank J. Scala

District 28

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Liz Krueger
Republican Party Mike Zumbluskas

District 29

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jose M. Serrano Approveda - Incumbent Serrano was first elected to the chamber in 2004. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Serrano is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jose M. Serrano
Republican Party Kevin Barrett

District 30

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Bill Perkins Approveda - Incumbent Perkins was first elected to the chamber in 2006. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Perkins is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.

Note: Ruben D. Vargas was removed from the ballot before the primary.[13]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Bill Perkins
Republican Party Jon Girodes

District 31

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Corey Ortega was removed from the ballot before the primary.[13]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Adriano Espaillat

District 32

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ruben Diaz Approveda - Incumbent Diaz was first elected to the chamber in 2002. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Diaz is also running on the Republican ticket.

Note: Elliot Quinones was removed from the ballot before the primary.[13]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ruben Diaz Approveda - In addition to running on the Republican ticket, Diaz is also running on the Democratic ticket.
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary:

Note: David M. Johnson was removed from the ballot before the primary.[13]

November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic PartyRepublican Party Ruben Diaz
Conservative Party Jasmine Marte

District 33

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party J. Gustavo Rivera
Republican Party Steven Stern
Independence Party of America Jose A. Padilla, Jr.

District 34

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
Green Party September 9 Green Party primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Jeffrey Klein
Republican Party Alex Mici
Conservative Party Frank Dellavalle
Green Party Carl Lundgren

District 35

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Republican Party Robert Lopez Foti

District 36

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Ruth Hassell-Thompson
Republican Party Robert L. Diamond
Independence Party of America Crystal Collins

District 37

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • George Latimer Approveda - Incumbent Latimer was first elected to the chamber in 2012. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Latimer is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary:
November 4 General election candidates:

Note: Jean M. Maisano was not listed on the general election candidate list.

Democratic Party George Latimer
Republican Party Joseph Dillon

District 38

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party David Carlucci
Republican Party Donna Held

District 39

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Gay Lee
Republican Party William Larkin

District 40

Note: Incumbent Greg Ball (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Justin R. Wagner
Republican Party Terrence P. Murphy

District 41

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Terry W. Gipson
Republican Party Susan J. Serino

District 42

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party John Bonacic

District 43

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Brian F. Howard
Republican Party Kathleen A. Marchione

District 44

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Neil Breslin

District 45

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Betty Little

District 46

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Cecilia Tkaczyk
Republican Party George Amedore

District 47

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Joseph Griffo

District 48

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Patricia Ritchie

District 49

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Madelyn C. Thorne
Republican Party Hugh Farley

District 50

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party John DeFrancisco

District 51

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party James L. Seward

District 52

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Anndrea L. Starzak
Republican Party Thomas Libous

District 53

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party David Valesky

District 54

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Michael Nozzolio

District 55

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ted O'Brien Approveda - Incumbent O'Brien was first elected to the chamber in 2012. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, O'Brien is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Ted O'Brien
Republican Party Rich Funke

District 56

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Joseph Robach

District 57

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Catharine Young

District 58

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Thomas O'Mara

District 59

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Patrick Gallivan

District 60

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:

Note: Rus Thompson was removed from the ballot before the primary.[15]

Conservative Party September 9 Conservative primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Marc C. Panepinto
Republican Party Kevin T. Stocker
Conservative Party Timothy D. Gallagher
Independence Party of America Mark Grisanti

District 61

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Elaine Altman
Republican Party Michael Ranzenhofer

District 62

Note: Incumbent George Maziarz (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Johnny G. Destino
Republican Party Robert Ortt
Working Families Party Paul Brown

District 63

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Dennis Nawojski was removed from the ballot before the primary.[16]

Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
Independence Party of America September 9 Independence primary:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Timothy M. Kennedy
Republican Party Ricky Donovan, Sr.

See also

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Governing, "Democrats Playing Defense in 2014 State Legislative Races", June 23, 2014
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  4. 4.0 4.1 WKBW.com, "60th District NYS Senate Race Heating Up," September 10, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 CBS New York, "As NY legislative session winds down, minimum wage, medical marijuana among unresolved issues," June 8, 2014
  6. New York Daily News, "Gov. Cuomo warns state Senate to approve public financing of elections or he 'will act accordingly'," May 30, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Crain's New York Business, "Failed bills in Legislature to frame Dems' election strategy," June 1, 2014
  8. SILive.com, "Savino: Independent Democratic Conference gets big wins on primary night," September 10, 2014
  9. Wall Street Journal, "New York State Senate Coalition Ends," June 25, 2014
  10. Newsday, "Joseph Fritz thrown off Sept. 9 Senate primary ballot," August 20, 2014
  11. Daily News, "David Denenberg drops out of Long Island state Senate race after being accused of stealing from his old law firm," September 23, 2014
  12. Queens Campaigner, "Semple booted from race for Smith’s seat," August 8, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
  14. New York Board of Elections, "General election candidate list," accessed September 30, 2014
  15. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate list," accessed August 12, 2014
  16. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate list," accessed August 12, 2014