|Former candidate for|
|New York State Senate, District 40|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|New York State Assembly, District 89|
|2010 - 2013|
|Bachelor's||Criminal Justice, State University of New York|
|Master's||Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1967 - 1970|
He is a former Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 89 from February 9, 2010 to 2013. He was first elected in a special election held February 9, 2010, to replace Adam Bradley. Castelli defeated Democrat Peter Harckham for the seat.
Castelli previously ran for the seat in 2004 and was defeated by Bradley. His win put the District 89 seat into Republican hands for the first time in 17 years. Castelli has also been councilman for the Town of Lewisbro.
Castelli earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York and his M.P.A. from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His professional experience includes working as a professor at Empire State College, Iona College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, Marist College, as President of Robert J. Castelli Associates and a Station Commander for the New York State Police from 1974 to 1995. He served as an Infantryman in the United States Army from 1967 to 1970.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Castelli served on the following committees:
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, New York State Assembly
- Election Law Committee, New York State Assembly
- Environmental Conservation Committee, New York State Assembly
- Governmental Operations Committee, New York State Assembly
- Veterans' Affairs Committee, New York State Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Castelli served on the following committees:
- Aging Committee, New York Assembly
- Election Law Committee, New York Assembly
- Governmental Operations Committee, New York Assembly
- Health Committee, New York Assembly
- Higher Education Committee, New York Assembly
- Labor Committee, New York Assembly
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014
The New York State Senate was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New York Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, or 4.8 percent of the chamber. District 40 in the Senate was identified by Ballotpedia, Syracuse.com and Lohud.com as a battleground district that could determine control of the New York State Senate. In this open seat, Yorktown Councilman Terrence P. Murphy (R) defeated Justin R. Wagner (D) in the general election. In 2012, Wagner was narrowly defeated by former incumbent Greg Ball (R) by a margin of victory of 2 percent. According to filings as of October 2014, Senate Republicans spent $350,000 in the race, the most on any one candidate. In comparison, Senate Democrats only spent $94,000.
|New York State Senate, District 40, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Justin R. Wagner||44.6%||36,079|
|Republican||Terrence P. Murphy||55.4%||44,906|
|Source: dos.ny.gov Results are as of 2:05 am with 100% of precincts reporting.|
|New York State Senate, District 40 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Terrence P. Murphy||69.8%||4,566|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Castelli ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 93. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. He was defeated by David Buchwald in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Assembly, District 93, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||David Buchwald Incumbent||54.4%||29,394|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
Castelli ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. Castelli defeated Thomas M. Roach, Jr. (D) in the general election on November 2. Roach conceded after recanvassing established Castelli's victory. In addition to running on the Republican ticket, Castelli ran on the Conservative Party ticket and the Taxpayers Party ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 89 2010|
|Robert Castelli (R)||21,263|
|Thomas M. Roach, Jr. (D)||21,151|
In 2010, Castelli received $146,165 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Castelli's campaign in 2010|
|Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte Of New York||$35,750|
|Robert J Castelli||$35,000|
|Bishop, James D||$3,800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$146,165|
In 2012, Castelli's endorsements included the following:
- West Chester Tea Party
Castelli has two children; Chris and Paul.
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- New York State Senate
- New York State Senate District 40
- New York State Senate elections, 2014
- New York State Legislature
- Official campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Robert Castelli on Facebook
- Robert Castelli on Twitter
- WCAX, "Castelli wins special election in NY's 89th AD," February 9, 2010
- The Journal News, "GOP's Castelli surprises in 89th District win," February 10, 2010
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Castelli," accessed August 11, 2014
- New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
- New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
- lohud.com, "Hudson Valley Senate races will shape New York's future," accessed October 24, 2014
- Syracuse.com, "5 things to consider about the future of the NY State Senate," accessed October 24, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- LoHud.com, "Roach concedes to Castelli in 89th Assembly District," December 11, 2010
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces New York Assembly Endorsements," December 9, 2011(Archived)
|New York Assembly District 89
| Succeeded by|
J. Gary Pretlow (D)