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Hugh Farley
New York State Senate District 44
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney
Website Senate website
Hugh Farley (b. November 26, 1932) is a Republican member of the New York State Senate. Farley was Council Member/Majority Leader for the Town of Niskayuna from 1970 to 1976. He joined the New York State Senate in 1977 and has served in that position since. He was Majority Conference Secretary from 1993 to 1994. In 1995 he was Senate Majority Whip as well. He has been Chair of Senate Majority Program Development since 2007. He represents the 44th district.

Farley has worked as an Attorney, Author, and High School Teacher. He also served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1955. He was a Full Professor/Law Area Coordinator for the School of Business of the University at Albany from 1965 to 2000.

Farley earned his AS from Mohawk Valley Community College. He went on to receive his BS from the State University of New York at Albany. He then earned his JD from American University School of Law.


On November 4, 2008 Hugh Farley won the election for New York State Senate, District 44 with 78,178 votes.

Farley raised $229,836 for his campaign.[1]

New York State Senate, District 44 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Hugh Farley (R) 78,178
Fred Goodman (D) 37,240
BK Kermati (WOR) 2,798

Campaign Donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Hugh Farley's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State Independent Bankers Association $7,500
New York State Correctional Officers $5,800
New York State United Teachers $5,650
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $5,000
Financial Service Centers of New York $4,900

Committee assignments


Farley and his wife, Sharon, have three children.

External links


  1. 2008 Follow the Money's report on Hugh's 2008 campaign contributions
Political offices
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New York Senate District 44
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