|New York State Assembly District 75|
|1971 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||43|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Cornell University, 1968|
|J.D.||Columbia Law School, 1973|
|Place of birth||New York, NY|
Gottfried's other political experience includes being a State Committee member for the New York State Democratic Committee, a deputy majority leader and a chair of the codes committee for the New York State Assembly, and a district leader of the New York County Democratic Executive Committee.
Gottfried earned his B.A. in Government from Cornell University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. His professional experience includes working as a law clerk and as an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gottfried served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health, Chair|
|• Higher Education|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gottfried served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health, Chair|
|• Higher Education|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gottfried served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Higher Education|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Gottfried ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 75. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Assembly, District 75, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Richard Gottfried Incumbent||100%||38,718|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
Gottfried ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Michael Chan (R) in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 75 2010|
|Richard Gottfried (D)||26,085|
|Michael Chan (R)||5,893|
On November 4, 2008, Gottfried won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 75, defeating opponent Saul Farber (R).
Gottfried raised $77,879 for his campaign while Farber raised $71,306.
|New York State Assembly, District 75 2008|
|Richard Gottfried (D)||43,452|
|Saul Farber (R)||9,371|
Comprehensive donor information for Richard Gottfried is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Richard Gottfried raised a total of $795,739 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Richard Gottfried's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 75||$30,988|
|2010||New York State Assembly, District 75||$219,188|
|2008||New York State Assembly, District 75||$77,879|
|2006||New York State Assembly, District 75||$145,903|
|2004||New York State Assembly, District 75||$105,046|
|2002||New York State Assembly, District 75||$76,293|
|2000||New York State Assembly, District 64||$47,933|
|1998||New York State Assembly, District 64||$92,509|
|Grand Total Raised||$795,739|
2012Richard Gottfried won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Richard Gottfried raised a total of $30,988.
|New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard Gottfried's campaign in 2012|
|New York Administrative Employees Local 1180||$5,000|
|Manatt Phelps & Phillips||$2,500|
|New York Dental Association||$2,013|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$2,000|
|New York State Funeral Directors Association||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$30,988|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Gottfried received $219,188 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard Gottfried's campaign in 2010|
|Healthcare Association of New York State||$17,400|
|Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker||$3,800|
|New York State Nurses Association||$3,800|
|Smith, Scott R||$3,800|
|Afscme District Council 37||$3,800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$219,188|
In 2008, a year in which Gottfried was up for re-election, he collected $77,879 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|Manatt Phelps & Phillips||$5,000|
|Health care Association of New York State||$3,800|
|New York State United Teachers||$3,700|
|Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker||$3,600|
In 2012, Gottfried’s endorsements included the following:
Gottfried and his wife, Louise, have one child; Michael.
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- Profile from the New York State Assembly
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gottfried
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- followthemoney.org, "Gottfried, Richard" Accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2008 contributions to Richard Gottfried
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4320 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gottfried]
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