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Thomas Duane

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Thomas Duane
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New York Senate District 29
Former Member
In office
1999 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLehigh University
Date of birthJanuary 30, 1955
Place of birthNew York, NY
Thomas Duane (b. January 30, 1955) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 29 from 1999 to 2013. Duane was the Democratic District Leader for the New York County Democratic Party from 1982 to 1987. He was also a member of the New York City Council from 1991 to 1998.


Duane earned his B.A. in Urban Studies/American Studies from Lehigh University in 1977. His professional experience included working as Senior Vice President/Broker of James J. Duane and Company Investment Bankers 1982 to 1989 and as Manhattan Liaison for the New York City Comptroller from 1990 to 1991.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Duane announced on June 3, 2012, that he would not be seeking re-election to the New York State Senate. He cited the travel between his home and Albany as one reason for his departure from office. Duane also added that he has no future plans to run for public office or become a lobbyist.[1]


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Duane was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Joseph Mendola (R) in the general election.[2][3] He ran as a member of the Democratic and Working Families parties.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 29 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Duane (D) 71,645
Joseph Mendola (R) 12,475


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Thomas Duane won the election for New York State Senate, District 29 with 114,103 votes.[4][5]

Duane raised $391,374 for his campaign.[6]

New York State Senate, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Duane (D) 114,103
Debra Leible (R) 19,008

Campaign donors


Listed below are the largest contributors to Duane's 2010 campaign.[7]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Duane's campaign in 2010
Heymi Kuriel$10,000
Winifred Duane$9,500
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East$9,500
New York State United Teachers$9,500
Mario Palumbo$9,500
Total Raised in 2010 $458,298


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Thomas Duane's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Peter Fine $14,000
Marc A. Altheim $11,500
Human Rights Campaign New York State $9,500
Winifred A. Duane $9,500
Elizabeth Fine $9,000


Duane has a partner, Luis Webre.

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Preceded by
New York Senate District 29
Succeeded by
Jose M. Serrano (D)