Steven Cymbrowitz

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Steven Cymbrowitz
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New York State Assembly District 45
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 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLong Island University Charles William Post Campus
Master'sAdelphi University
J.D.Brooklyn Law School
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steven Cymbrowitz is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Cymbrowitz serves as chair of the Majority Program Committee and as secretary for the Assembly's Majority Conference in the New York State Assembly.

Biography

Cymbrowitz earned his B.A. from Long Island University Charles William Post Campus, his M.A. in Social Work from Adelphi University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.[1]

His professional experience includes working as director of housing and community development for Metropolitan New York, serving on the coordinating council on Jewish poverty, as an assistant commissioner for Division of Housing Production Finance, as an assistant commissioner for Division of Homeless Housing Development, as a deputy commissioner for Development at Housing Preservation and Development, as a director of intergovernmental relations for New York City's Housing Authority and as an executive director of North Brooklyn Development Corporation.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cymbrowitz served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Chair
Codes
Environmental Conservation
Health
Insurance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Cymbrowitz sponsored one of these eight.[2] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[3] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[4]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Steven Cymbrowitz defeated Ben Akselrod in the Democratic primary, while Mikhail Usher is running on the Conservative Party ticket. Cymbrowitz is also running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Cymbrowitz and Usher will face off in the general election.[6]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Cymbrowitz ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 45. He defeated Ben Akselrod in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012; Akselrod won the Independence Party of New York State primary. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated Russell C. Gallo in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Cymbrowitz Incumbent 55.1% 11,859
     Republican Russell C. Gallo 25.6% 5,517
     Independence Ben Akselrod 19.3% 4,151
Total Votes 21,527
New York State Assembly, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Cymbrowitz Incumbent 54.1% 1,922
Ben Akselrod 45.9% 1,628
Total Votes 3,550

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Cymbrowitz ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Joseph Hayon (R) in the general election on November 2.[10][11] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 45 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Cymbrowitz (D) 9,403
Joseph Hayon (R) 6,860

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Cymbrowitz won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 45. He ran unopposed.[12][13]

Cymbrowitz raised $105,364 for his campaign.[14]

New York State Assembly, District 45 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Cymbrowitz (D) 21,873

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steven Cymbrowitz is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Steven Cymbrowitz raised a total of $855,672 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[15]

Steven Cymbrowitz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $263,057
2010 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $119,333
2008 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $105,364
2006 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $85,760
2004 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $134,331
2002 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $81,434
2000 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $66,393
Grand Total Raised $855,672

2012

Steven Cymbrowitz won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Steven Cymbrowitz raised a total of $263,057.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Cymbrowitz's campaign in 2012
New York State United Teachers$8,200
Century 21 Department Stores$8,200
New York State Trial Lawyers$8,200
Lor Medical PC$6,500
Uniformed Fire Fighters Association$5,100
Total Raised in 2012$263,057
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Cymbrowitz received $119,333 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[16]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Cymbrowitz's campaign in 2010
New York Commercial Realty LLC$4,800
Rovt, Alexander$4,050
Shchegol, Alla$3,800
Tops Liquor Supermarket$3,800
Weisz, David$3,800
Total Raised in 2010 $119,333

2008

In 2008, a year in which Cymbrowitz was up for election, he collected $105,364 in donations.[17]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Peter Fine $10,000
ASA Institute of Business & Computer Technology $3,800
5661 Partners LLC $3,800
West Park Associates $3,800

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[18]

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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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Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Cymbrowitz’s endorsements included the following:[19]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Cymbrowitz is married to Vilma Huertas.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Cymbrowitz,” accessed August 1, 2014
  2. Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
  3. Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
  4. New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
  5. New York State Assembly, "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914," accessed March 12, 2013
  6. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  13. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Cymbrowitz, Steven" accessed September 24, 2013
  16. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  17. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Steven Cymbrowitz,” accessed August 1, 2014
  18. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  19. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 45
2001–present
Succeeded by
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