Steven Otis

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Steven Otis
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New York State Assembly District 91
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHobart and William Smith Colleges
Master'sNew York University
J.D.Hofstra University School of Law
Office website
Steven Otis is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 91. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Otis served as the Mayor of the City of Rye from 1998-2009.


Otis earned his bachelor's degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, his M.P.A. from New York University and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. His professional experience includes being Chief of Staff for Senator Suzi Oppenheimer and working as Legislative Director for State Senator Jeremy S. Weinstein.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Environmental Conservation
Libraries and Education Technology
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development



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 Otis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Otis is also running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Otis is unchallenged in the general election.[2]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Otis ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 91. Otis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated William J. Villanova in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Assembly, District 91, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Otis 62.7% 25,905
     Republican William J. Villanova 37.3% 15,397
Total Votes 41,302

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steven Otis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Steven Otis raised a total of $97,906 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

Steven Otis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 91 Won $97,906
Grand Total Raised $97,906


Steven Otis won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Steven Otis raised a total of $97,906.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Otis's campaign in 2012
Otis, Steven$12,281
New York State United Teachers$4,100
New York State Trial Lawyers$4,100
West 37th Street Parking$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$97,906
Source:Follow the Money


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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.[7]

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Otis is married to his wife Martha.

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Latimer (D)
New York Assembly District 91
Succeeded by