Ruth Hassell-Thompson

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Ruth Hassell-Thompson
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New York Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherBronx Community College
Personal
ProfessionNurse (retired)
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ruth Hassell-Thompson is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000. She previously served as Majority Caucus Leader.

Hassell-Thompson was a member/President/Acting Mayor for the Mount Vernon City Council in 1993.

Biography

Hassell-Thompson graduated from Bronx Community College. Her professional experience includes being the President/CEO of Whart Development Company, Incorporated, a consultant for National Office Manages and Comptrollers Association, the Founding-President/CEO of The Gathering and a consultant for Automotive Consultant, Incorporated. She has also worked as a Nurse/Consultant from Mount Vernon Hospital from 1963 to 1998.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hassell-Thompson served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business
Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
Health
Judiciary
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hassell-Thompson served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hassell-Thompson served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Hassell-Thompson ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 36. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012 and defeated Robert L. Diamond (C) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New York State Senate, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Hassell-Thompson Incumbent 97.7% 86,733
     Conservative Robert Diamond 2.3% 2,020
Total Votes 88,753

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Hassell-Thompson ran in the 2010 election for New York State Senate District 36. She defeated Crystal Wade in the Democratic primary. She defeated Robert Diamond (R) in the November 2 general election.[3] She ran as a member of the Democratic and Working Families party.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 36 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D) 47,113
Robert Diamond (R) 1,907

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ruth Hassell-Thompson won the election for New York State Senate, District 36 with 82,322 votes.

Hassell-Thompson raised $68,845 for her campaign.[4]

New York State Senate, District 36 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D) 82,322
Curtis Brooks (R) 2,835

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ruth Hassell-Thompson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Ruth Hassell-Thompson raised a total of $762,771 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[5]

Ruth Hassell-Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $151,859
2010 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $312,103
2008 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $68,845
2006 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $29,895
2004 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $85,571
2002 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $57,652
2000 New York State Senate, District 33 Won $56,846
Grand Total Raised $762,771

2012

Ruth Hassell-Thompson won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ruth Hassell-Thompson raised a total of $15,159.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruth Hassell-Thompson's campaign in 2012
Mounty, Joel B$9,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$7,700
New York State United Teachers$6,500
Urban Builders Collaborative$5,000
Manhattan Beer Distributors$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$15,159
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Hassell-Thompson's 2010 campaign.[6]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruth Hassell-Thompson's campaign in 2010
New York State United Teachers$14,500
Pepsi-Cola Bottling$9,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$9,500
Cmte to Elect John Sampson$7,000
Friends of Mike Gianaris$7,000
Total Raised in 2010 $312,103

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Ruth Hassell-Thompson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $6,700
UPS $3,000
New York Democratic Senate Campaign CMTE $2,500
Joel B. Mounty $2,500
VOTECOPE PAC $2,000

Personal

Hassell-Thompson is widowed and has two children.

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Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 36
2001–present
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