Ruth Hassell-Thompson

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Ruth Hassell-Thompson
Ruth Hassell-Thompson.jpg
New York Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherBronx Community College
Personal
ProfessionNurse (retired)
Websites
Office website
Campaign 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 currently serves as State Senate Minority Conference Vice-Chair. 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

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hassell-Thompson served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2015
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business
Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
Finance
Health
Judiciary
Rules

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Hassell-Thompson served on the following committees:

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

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Ruth Hassell-Thompson defeated Crystal Collins in the Democratic primary, while Robert Diamond was unopposed in the Republican primary. Collins also ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket and Diamond also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Hassell-Thompson defeated Diamond and Collins (IND) in the general election.[1][2][3]

New York State Senate District 36, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Hassell-Thompson Incumbent 87.7% 37,166
     Republican Robert L. Diamond 5.6% 2,388
     None Blank 4.7% 2,012
     Independence Crystal Collins 1.8% 766
     None Scattering 0.1% 27
Total Votes 42,359
New York State Senate, District 36 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRuth Hassell-Thompson Incumbent 83.9% 9,807
Crystal Collins 16.1% 1,876
Total Votes 11,683

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.[4][5][6]

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.[7][8] 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

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Ruth Hassell-Thompson won the election for New York State Senate, District 36 with 82,322 votes.[9][10]

Hassell-Thompson raised $68,845 for her campaign.[11]

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 Hassell-Thompson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hassell-Thompson raised a total of $874,894 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 1, 2015.[12]

Ruth Hassell-Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $112,728
2012 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $151,859
2010 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $312,078
2008 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $68,845
2006 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $29,586
2004 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $85,571
2002 New York State Senate, District 36 Won $57,381
2000 New York State Senate, District 33 Won $56,846
Grand Total Raised $874,894

2014

Hassell-Thompson won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2014. During that election cycle, Hassell-Thompson raised a total of $112,728.
New York State Senate 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruth Hassell-Thompson's campaign in 2014
New York State Trial Lawyers Association$7,300
New York State United Teachers$6,500
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers New Jersey Division$6,500
Westchester Plaza Holdings LLC$5,400
Afscme District Council 37$5,000
Total Raised in 2014$112,728
Source: Follow the Money

2012

Hassell-Thompson won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hassell-Thompson raised a total of $151,859.

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Hassell-Thompson's 2010 campaign.[13]

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

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2013-2014

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

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Personal

Hassell-Thompson is widowed and has two children.

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References

  1. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  2. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  3. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Senate Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  4. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  5. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  7. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  8. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. Follow the Money, "Report on Ruth's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. Follow the Money, "Contributions to Hassell-Thompson, Ruth," accessed May 1, 2015
  13. Follow the Money, "Hassell-Thompson's 2010 Campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 36
2001–present
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