Rory Lancman

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Rory Lancman
New York City Council
District 24
In office
2014 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last election2013
First elected2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 25
2007 - 2013
Bachelor'sCity University of New York, 1991
J.D.Columbia Law School, 1995
Date of birth03/01/1969
Place of birthQueens, NY
Office website
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Rory Lancman (b. March 1, 1969) is a Democratic member of the New York City Council, representing District 24. He was elected to the council in 2013.[1]

Lancman was previously a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 25 from 2007 to 2013. Lancman ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House in 2012.[2]


Lancman earned his B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. His professional experience includes working as counsel with Pensterstock & Partners, Limited Liability Partnership, principal Rory Lancman, Attorney at Law and associate with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He served as a First Lieutenant with the New York Army National Guard, Infantry.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lancman served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lancman served on the following committees:



See also: New York's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Lancman ran to represent New York's 6th Congressional District in 2012.[2] He lost to fellow New York Assembly member Grace Meng in the June 26 Democratic primary.

Meng held the cash advantage, as well as the race advantage in a 40-percent Asian district. She was endorsed by The New York Times and EMILY's List,[3] among others.[4]

Lancman was endorsed by the New York Daily News and the Queens Chronicle, and strongly pursued the Jewish vote.[3] He and Meng were involved in some intense campaigning, each sharply criticizing the other.[5][6] Lancman sent out a mass mailing decrying Meng's and Crowley's stances on Israel and national defense.[6]

Lancman accused Meng of not supporting New York Assembly legislation to increase the tax on millionaires. Meng said she was instrumental in passing the measure, and some Assembly leadership have said both Lancman and Meng played a big roll in the new tax bill.[5]

Elizabeth Crowley mostly stayed out of attack mode, but released an ad accusing Lancman of being too involved in the redistricting process and benefiting himself with the redrawn lines.[7]

U.S. House, New York District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGrace Meng 50.7% 13,105
Rory Lancman 28.1% 7,271
Elizabeth Crowley 16.1% 4,163
Robert Mittman 5.1% 1,328
Total Votes 25,867

2012 judicial election

Lancman was one of seven candidates competing for three seats on the Supreme Court 9th Judicial District. He received .74% of the vote in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

See also: New York judicial elections, 2012


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Lancman ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He was also unopposed in the general election on November 2.[10] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Families ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 25 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rory Lancman (D) 11,688


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Lancman won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 25. He ran unopposed.

Lancman raised $95,691 for his campaign.[11]

New York State Assembly, District 25 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rory Lancman (D) 16,177

Campaign donors


Reports in April 2012 showed Lancman raised $190,000 and loaned himself $50,000 in his campaign for the 6th Congressional District. Out-raising him was fellow Assembly member Grace Meng, who took in over $360,000. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Crowley only raised $100,000.[12]

Rory Lancman (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2012$0$239,628.08$(35,384.95)$204,243.13
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2012$174,281.74$157,842$(282,292.48)$49,831.26
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2012$49,831.26$4,133.99$(48,648.93)$5,316.32
Running totals


In 2010, Lancman received $72,714 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[16]


In 2008, a year in which Lancman was up for re-election, he collected $95,691 in donations.[17]

Donor Amount
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,800
1199 Seiu United Helathcare Workers East $3,400
New York State United Teachers $3,350
Four individual donations each of: $2,500


Lancman and his wife, Morgan, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York City Council, District 24
2014 – Present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New York Assembly District 25
Succeeded by
Nily D. Rozic (D)