Thomas Abinanti

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Thomas Abinanti
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New York State Assembly District 92
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Legislator; Westchester County
1992 – 2011
Education
High schoolXaverian High School
Bachelor'sFordham College
J.D.New York University School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas J. Abinanti is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 92. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Abinanti served two terms as the Greenburg Town Councilman and elected ten times to the Westchester County Legislature. He was the Majority Leader of the Legislature three times and the chair of numerous committees.[1]

Biography

Abinanti earned his B.A. from Fordham College and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, as an adjunct professor at Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry), as a teacher at Pace Law School (White Plains) and served as Legislative Counsel to a member of Congress and staff counsel to the New York State Assembly.[2][1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Codes
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Election Law
Environmental Conservation
Insurance
Libraries and Education Technology

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Thomas Abinanti is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mike Duffy is unopposed in the Republican primary. Abinanti is running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets and Duffy is running on the Conservative Party ticket.[3]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Abinanti ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 92. He 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 was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

New York State Assembly, District 92, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Abinanti Incumbent 100% 41,062
Total Votes 41,062

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Abinanti defeated Anna Sterne in the September 14 Democratic primary. Abinanti defeated Thomas Bock (R) in the general election on November 2.[7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 92 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Abinanti (D) 25,301
Thomas Bock (R) 13,716

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thomas Abinanti is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Thomas Abinanti raised a total of $156,545 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[9]

Thomas Abinanti's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 92 Won $34,331
2010 New York State Assembly, District 92 Won $122,214
Grand Total Raised $156,545

2012

Thomas Abinanti won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Thomas Abinanti raised a total of $34,331.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Abinanti's campaign in 2012
New York State United Teachers$4,100
Abinanti, Janet Longo$3,500
New York State Nurses Association$2,300
Civil Service Employees Association$1,000
New York State Trial Lawyers$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$34,331
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Abinanti raised a total of $122,214 in campaign contributions.[10]

His nine largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Friends of Abinanti for Assembly $37,500
Longo-Abinanti, Janet $10,000
McKellar, Marie $3,800
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,800
Maddon, Gladys $3,800
New York State United Teachers $3,800
McKellar, Marie $3,800
Maddon, MD, Paul $3,800
Maddon, PhD, Paul $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.[11]

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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

Abinanti and his wife, Janet, have one child. He also has an older daughter that is a medical doctor.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Brodsky
New York Assembly District 92
2011–present
Succeeded by
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