Patricia Acampora

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Patricia Acampora
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New York Public Service Commissioner
In office
June 16, 2005 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 10
Chair, New York Public Service Commission
Base salary$127,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 16, 2005
Campaign $$492,182
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
High schoolNew Field High School (1963)
Date of birthDecember 10, 1945
Place of birthWaukegan, Illinois
Office website
Patricia Acampora serves on the New York Public Service Commission. She was appointed on June 16, 2005. Her term was slated to end on February 5, 2015, but no public announcement has been made about reappointment or a new commissioner.[1]


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Prior to being named to the NYPSC, Acampora represented Long Island for 12 years in the New York State Assembly. She was the first woman to serve as President of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. Before being elected to the legislature, Acampora worked as an assistant to Suffolk County Executive Robert Gaffney and served as a liaison to the Suffolk County Legislature.[1]


  • Attended, Suffolk Community College, 1989
  • Certificate, IBM Institute, 1964
  • Diploma, New Field High School, 1963
  • Attended, Dowling College

Political career

New York Public Service Commission (2005-present)

Acampora has served as a member of the New York Public Service Commission since 2005. During 2007, she served as interim Chairwoman.[1]

New York State Assembly (1992-2005)

Acampora was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1992 to 2005. She represented the 1st District, located on Long Island.[2]



Acampora was re-appointed to the New York Public Service Commission by Gov. David Paterson in February 2009. Common Cause criticized the re-appointment stating, "The govenror is not willing to think creatively about ways that the PSC can positively help New York's families during this economically difficult times."[3]


Acampora was appointed to the New York Public Service Commission on June 16, 2005.[1]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Acampora is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Acampora raised a total of $492,182 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[4]

Patricia Acampora's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2004 NY State Assembly Won $179,821
2002 NY State Assembly Won $158,819
2000 NY State Assembly Won $113,197
1998 NY State Assembly Won $40,345
Grand Total Raised $492,182

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