|New York State Assembly District 65|
|January 1, 1977-Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||36|
|Speaker of the House|
|Per diem||$171/day and $61/half-day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November, 1976|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||Brooklyn Law School|
|Birthday||February 13, 1944|
|Place of birth||New York, New York|
He previously represented District 64 in the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 2013.
Silver earned his B.A. from Yeshiva University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney in a private practice and as a law secretary for Civil Court Judge Francis Pecora.
An April 2013 list of the 100 most powerful players in Albany by the newspaper City and State ranked Silver as number two.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Silver served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Rules, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Silver served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Rules, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Silver served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Silver ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 65. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated Wave Chan in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Assembly, District 65, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Sheldon Silver Incumbent||83.7%||25,128|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
Silver ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He was unopposed 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 64 2010|
|Sheldon Silver (D)||16,881|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008
On November 4, 2008 Silver won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 64, defeating opponent Danniel Maio (R).
Silver raised $473,580 for his campaign while Maio raised $8,607.
|New York State Assembly, District 64 2008|
|Sheldon Silver (D)||27,632|
|Danniel Maio (R)||7,387|
Comprehensive donor information for Sheldon Silver is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Sheldon Silver raised a total of $4,567,008 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Sheldon Silver's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 65||$764,977|
|2010||New York State Assembly, District 64||$576,039|
|2008||New York State Assembly, District 64||$473,580|
|2006||New York State Assembly, District 64||$719,384|
|2004||New York State Assembly, District 64||$550,936|
|2002||New York State Assembly, District 64||$554,065|
|2000||New York State Assembly, District 62||$244,944|
|1998||New York State Assembly, District 62||$683,083|
|Grand Total Raised||$4,567,008|
2012Sheldon Silver won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Sheldon Silver raised a total of $764,977.
|New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sheldon Silver's campaign in 2012|
|Coach Inc Com||$8,481|
|Century 21 Department Stores||$8,200|
|New York State Conference of Operating Engineers||$5,100|
|New York State Police Investigators Association||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$764,977|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Silver was up for re-election, he collected $576,039 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sheldon Silver's campaign in 2010|
|New York State Health Care Providers||$7,800|
|New York State Funeral Directors Association||$7,600|
|Uniformed Sanitation Men's Association Local 831||$7,600|
|New York State Court Clerks Association||$6,800|
|Bond Schoeneck & King||$5,800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$576,039|
In 2008, a year in which Silver was up for re-election, he collected $473,580 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|New York State Assembly 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sheldon Silver's campaign in 2008|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$7,600|
|AFSCME District Council 37||$6,301|
|Five groups that each gave:||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$473,580|
In 2012, Silver’s endorsements included the following:
Silver and his wife, Rosa, have four children; Edward, Janine, Michelle, and Esther.
In late August 2012, it was reported that the Assembly made a secret payment of $103,080 two months earlier in order to settle sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D). While Lopez was censured by the Assembly on August 24 after an internal ethics committee investigation substantiated allegations by two other women, the earlier case never went to the ethics committee.
Silver approved the settlement, but once it came to light said it was the wrong decision. “I take full responsibility in not insisting that all cases go to the ethics committee. While that opinion is both legally correct and ethical and can result in a resolution sought by complaining employees, I now believe it was the wrong one from the perspective of transparency,” he stated.
Family voter registration irregularities
In September 2012, the New York Post obtained information regarding voter registration problems pertaining to Silver's children. Years after having moved out of district or out of New York state altogether, three of his children, Edward, Michelle, and Esther, remained registered to vote in their father’s Lower East Side district. Presumably, they neglected to change their registration so that they would have the opportunity to vote for him, despite the fact that in recent years Silver has faced little or no electoral opposition.
An attorney interviewed by the Post stated that this type of false registration is at least a misdemeanor and could be classified as a felony in some cases.
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- Sheldon Silver pays $65G for two months' legal fees related to Vito Lopez scandal - New York Daily News
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- Bill de Blasio to meet Sheldon Silver, Democrats key to his tax hike plan - New York Daily News
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- Portrait of sleaze - New York Daily News
- An Assembly historian on speakerships and the durability of Silver - Capital New York
- Bid to nix welfare spending on booze, cigarettes and lap dances - New York Post
- Silver time? - Capital New York
- Good night for Speaker Silver: Sabres lose, Democrats get money - Buffalo News (blog)
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- New York Assembly - Rep. Sheldon Silver
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Open States Profile
- ↑ City and State, "Albany Power 100 List – 10," April 23, 2013
- ↑ New York State Assembly "Rules Committee," Accessed May 18, 2012
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Silver, Sheldon" Accessed September 24, 2013
- ↑ 2010 contributions to Sheldon Silver
- ↑ 2008 contributions to Sheldon Silver
- ↑ New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Silver
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 New York Times, "Assembly Leader Admits Fault as Critics Assail Secret Payoff," August 28, 2012
- ↑ New York Post, "Cuomo's on the case," August 29, 2012
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 New York Post "Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s children moved away from father's Lower East Side district — but still vote in dad’s elections," Accessed September 17, 2012
Micah Kellner (D)
|New York Assembly District 65
| Succeeded by|
|New York Assembly District 64
| Succeeded by|
Nicole Malliotakis (R)
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