Velmanette Montgomery

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Velmanette Montgomery
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New York Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
1985 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 29
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Whip
2013
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 1984
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Senate, District 18
1985-2013
Education
Bachelor'sNew York University
Master'sNew York University
Personal
Place of birthTexas
ProfessionTeacher/Day Care Director
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Velmanette Montgomery is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 25. She was first elected to the chamber in 1984. She previously served as Assistant Majority Whip.

She previously represented District 18 in the New York State Senate from 1985 to 2013.

Biography

Montgomery attended the University of Accra in Ghana. She earned her B.A. from New York University and her M.S. in Education from New York University in 1975. Her professional experience includes being the President of Community School Board 13, as the co-founder of the Day Care Forum of New York City, and as a teacher, daycare director, as well as an Adjunct Professor.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Agriculture
Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
Education
Finance
Health
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Velmanette Montgomery was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jane Neal was removed from the ballot before the Republican primary. Montgomery also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Montgomery was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Montgomery ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 25. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Montgomery defeated John A. Jasilli (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVelmanette Montgomery Incumbent 97.2% 102,940
     Republican John A. Jasilli 2.8% 2,944
Total Votes 105,884

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Montgomery ran in the 2010 election for New York State Senate District 18. She defeated Mark Pollard in the September 14 Democratic Primary. She defeated Laquan Word (R) in the general election. She ran as a member of the Democratic and Working Families parties.[6][7]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 18 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Velmanette Montgomery (D) 54,317
Laquan Word (R) 2,330

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Velmanette Montgomery won the election for New York State Senate, District 18 with 88,137 votes.[8][9]

Montgomery raised $92,459 for her campaign.[10]

New York State Senate, District 18 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Velmanette Montgomery (D) 88,137
Sandra Palacious-Serrano (R) 3,482

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Velmanette Montgomery is available dating back to . Based on available campaign finance records, Velmanette Montgomery raised a total of $566,259 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[11]

Velmanette Montgomery's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 25 Won $31,020
2010 New York State Senate, District 18 Won $138,322
2008 New York State Senate, District 18 Won $92,459
2006 New York State Senate, District 18 Won $99,565
2004 New York State Senate, District 18 Won $51,725
2002 New York State Senate, District 18 Won $43,546
2000 New York State Senate, District 18 Won $70,816
1998 New York State Senate, District 18 Won $38,806
Grand Total Raised $566,259

2012

Velmanette Montgomery won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Velmanette Montgomery raised a total of $31,020.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Velmanette Montgomery's campaign in 2012
New York State Trial Lawyers$5,500
New York State United Teachers$3,500
Afscme Local 376 District Council 37$2,000
Afscme$1,500
Council of School Supervisors & Administrators$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,020
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Montgomery's 2010 campaign.[12]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Velmanette Montgomery's campaign in 2010
New York State Trial Lawyers$15,500
New York State United Teachers$15,500
Afscme District Council 37$6,000
Cmte To Elect John Sampson$6,000
New York State Beer Wholesalers Association$5,500
Total Raised in 2010 $138,322

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Velmanette Montgomery's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Billy J. Parrott $9,500
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $6,000
New York State United Teachers $3,650
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,200
Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy CMTE $2,000

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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.[13]

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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.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Montgomery’s endorsements included the following:[14]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Montgomery and her husband, William Walker, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Squadron (D)
New York Senate District 25
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Senate District 18
1985–2013
Succeeded by
Martin Malave Dilan (D)