|New York Senate District 52|
|1989 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||24|
|Deputy Majority Leader|
|2011 - present|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 8, 1988|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||State University of New York, Utica|
|Birthday||April 16, 1953|
Libous was a Councilman for the City of Binghamton from 1984 to 1988.
Libous graduated from Broome Community College and earned his B.S. from the State University of New York, Utica. His professional experience includes working for Chase-Lincoln First Bank from 1975 to 1983 and as Vice-President of Marketing for Johnson City Publishing.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Libous served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Rules, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Libous served on this committee:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Libous served on these committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
In June 2012, Libous opposed a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that would have decriminalized the display of small amounts of marijuana. While possessing small amounts of marijuana is legal in the state, showing it to a police officer is not legal. Ultimately, Republicans were able to defeat the measure.
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Libous ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 52. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Libous defeated John P. Orzel (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Senate, District 52, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Thomas Libous Incumbent||63.9%||71,912|
|Democratic||John P. Orzel||33.6%||37,856|
|Working Families Party||Barrett D. Esworthy||2.5%||2,798|
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 52 (2010)|
|Thomas Libous (R)||52,700|
|John Orzel (D)||33,346|
On November 4, 2008 Thomas Libous ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 52 with 77,078 votes.
Libous raised $1,944,434 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 52 2008|
|Thomas Libous (R)||77,078|
Comprehensive donor information for Thomas Libous is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Thomas Libous raised a total of $10,461,728 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Thomas Libous's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Senate, District 52||$1,369,879|
|2010||New York State Senate, District 52||$1,744,570|
|2008||New York State Senate, District 52||$1,944,434|
|2006||New York State Senate, District 52||$1,363,648|
|2004||New York State Senate, District 52||$1,609,505|
|2002||New York State Senate, District 52||$1,365,297|
|2000||New York State Senate, District 51||$583,989|
|1998||New York State Senate, District 51||$480,406|
|Grand Total Raised||$10,461,728|
2012Thomas Libous won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Thomas Libous raised a total of $1,369,879.
|New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Thomas Libous's campaign in 2012|
|Libous, Thomas W||$16,421|
|Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker||$12,440|
|Maines Paper & Food Service||$12,326|
|Brown Mcmahon & Weinraub||$10,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,369,879|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Listed below are the largest contributors to Libous's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Thomas Libous's campaign in 2010|
|Maines Paper & Food Service||$15,605|
|Newman Development Group||$12,898|
|Real Estate Board Of New York||$9,500|
|New York Construction Materials Association||$9,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,744,570|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Thomas Libous' 2008 campaign.
|Maines Paper & Food Service||$23,172|
|New York State AFL-CIO||$10,250|
|New York State Association of Realtors||$9,500|
|General Contractors Association of New York||$9,500|
Libous and his wife, Frances, have two children.
In May 2012, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics sent Libous a letter informing him of an investigation against him. He stated, "I will fully cooperate with any review that JCOPE wants to do and I would hope they would do it in an expeditious manner."
The investigation stemmed from a complaint filed by Binghampton Mayor Matt Ryan asking JCOPE to look into comments made by Anthony Mangone in a federal trial. Mangone, a former attorney, said Libous asked him to give Libous' son a job with his law firm and in return Libous would help the firm get business. Libous denied such charges, saying, "There was no quid pro quo arrangement with the law firm. I made no promises and nothing transpired between me or my office and the firm."
Libous said the move by Ryan, a Democrat, was politically motivated as there had been speculation that Ryan was considering a run for Libous' seat. In response Ryan said, "Senator Libous has been doing a lot of polling lately about different issues. I think that one question he should ask his constituents is, "Do you believe my story? Do you believe that I knew nothing about it?" And I guarantee you, a very high percentage of people would say no, we don't believe you."
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Thomas + Libous + New York + Senate"
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- Senator Tom Libous Fighting Facility Closures - FOX 40 News WICZ TV
- Moreland Commission's work casts shadow on lawmakers' return - Elmira Star-Gazette
- 400 New Full-Time Jobs Projected for Delaware County - CNY News
- Senator Libous to Cuomo: Stop Closures - FOX 40 News WICZ TV
- O'Mara buoyed on Psych Center - Elmira Star-Gazette
- Lawmakers look to solve Common Core problems - WBNG-TV
- Hundreds of Parents, Teachers Attend Common Core Forum - FOX 40 News WICZ TV
- New legislation aims to stop psych center closures - YNN
- Toothless tiger - WatertownDailyTimes.com
- Hundreds rally to keep Elmira Psychiatric Center open - Elmira Star-Gazette
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- Thomas Libous' personal website
- Official New York State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- ↑ New York Times, "Divide in Albany Kills Proposal on Marijuana," June 19, 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
- ↑ 2008 Follow the Money's report on Thomas' 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Libous, Thomas" Accessed September 23, 2013
- ↑ Follow the Money "Libous's 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Times Union, "Libous the target of ethics inquiry," May 14, 2012
- ↑ WICZ, "Mayor Matt Ryan Speaks Out on Libous' Ethics Investigation," July 18, 2012
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