Andrew Lanza

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Andrew Lanza
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New York Senate District 24
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John's University
J.D.Fordham University
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andrew J. Lanza is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Lanza earned his B.S. in accounting from Saint John's University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1992. His professional experience includes being a member of the New York City Council, working as an Assistant District Attorney for Robert Morgenthau, and as a business owner and accountant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Cities, Chair
Civil Service and Pensions
Codes
Ethics
Finance
Insurance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lanza's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Cutting Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Senator Lanza recognizes that a high tax burden hurts our City and State economy and makes it difficult for middle class families to make ends meet. This is why Senator Lanza has consistently fought to reduce our taxes. In the past two years he has succeeded in cutting numerous taxes – putting money back in the pockets of Staten Islanders."

Government Reform

  • Excerpt: "When Senator Lanza was first elected to the Senate, he promised to fight to have Staten Island become its own separate Judicial District. He was successful in this effort, and continues to work on ensuring the needs of this judicial district are being met."

Jobs & Our Economy

  • Excerpt: "Senator Lanza has dedicated many resources to address the needs of our local economy. This focus has helped add jobs, even during the economic recession. According to a May 2012 report from the NYS Department of Labor, New York is one of only five states to have more private sector jobs today than it did before the recession."

Law Enforcement

  • Excerpt: "As a former prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, Senator Lanza has a clear vision on how to combat crime on Staten Island. Working with members of law enforcement, Senator Lanza supports numerous pieces of legislation that directly enhance the safety and security of our community."

Senior Citizens

  • Excerpt: "Senator Lanza has successfully fought to improve the quality of life for senior citizens on Staten Island. When the State budget called for drastic cuts to Staten Island’s Friendship Clubs, Senator Lanza stood strong in opposition to such cuts. Leading the effort to ensure our senior centers remained open, Senator Lanza worked with his colleagues in Albany to fully restore the necessary funding that kept these centers fully operational."

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. Gary W. Carsel was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Andrew Lanza was unopposed in the Republican primary. Carsel ran on the Working Families Party ticket and Lanza ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Lanza defeated Carsel in the general election.[2][3][4]

New York State Senate District 24, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Lanza Incumbent 78.2% 47,225
     Democratic Gary Carsel 19.1% 11,547
     None Blank 2.6% 1,577
     None Scattering 0.1% 77
Total Votes 60,426

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Lanza ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 24. 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. Lanza defeated Gary W. Carsel (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Lanza Incumbent 74.5% 78,418
     Democratic Gary W. Carsel 25.5% 26,893
Total Votes 105,311

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Lanza ran in the 2010 election for New York State Senate District 24. He was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the November 2 general election.[8][9] He ran as a member of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 24 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Lanza (R) 54,602

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Andrew Lanza won the election for New York State Senate, District 24 with 75,371 votes.[10][11]

Lanza raised $329,899 for his campaign.[12]

New York State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Lanza (R) 75,371
Joseph J. Pancila (D) 32,013

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Andrew Lanza is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Andrew Lanza raised a total of $1,681,582 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[13]

Andrew Lanza's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 24 Won $319,388
2010 New York State Senate, District 24 Won $241,945
2008 New York State Senate, District 24 Won $329,899
2006 New York State Senate, District 24 Won $790,350
Grand Total Raised $1,681,582

2012

Andrew Lanza won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Andrew Lanza raised a total of $319,388.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andrew Lanza's campaign in 2012
New York State Public Employees Federation$10,300
Bloomberg, Michael R$10,300
New York State Trial Lawyers$7,750
Uniformed Fire Officers Association Local 854$6,990
Amalgamated Transit Union New York$6,100
Total Raised in 2012$319,388
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Lanza's 2010 campaign.[14]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andrew Lanza's campaign in 2010
New York State United Teachers$9,500
New York State AFL-CIO$7,150
New York Container Terminal$6,700
New York State Trial Lawyers$6,000
Friends For The Election Of Dean Skelos$5,250
Total Raised in 2010 $241,945

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Andrew Lanza's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Friends for the Election of Dean Skelos $11,800
CMTE to Re-elect Senator Joseph Bruno $9,500
VOTE $8,700
New York Container Terminal $7,300
Staten Island Heart Imaging PC $6,900

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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.[15]

  • 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.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

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.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • 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

2014

In 2014, Lanza's endorsements included the following:[16]

  • Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS)
  • National Federation of Independent Business

Personal

Lanza and his wife, Marcele, have three children.

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References

  1. Senator Andrew Lanza, "Issues," accessed October 7, 2014
  2. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  3. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  4. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Senate Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  5. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  9. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. Follow the Money, "Report on Andrew's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  13. followthemoney.org, "Lanza, Andrew," accessed September 20, 2013
  14. Follow the Money, "Lanza's 2010 Campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  15. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  16. Senator Andrew Lanza, "Newsroom," accessed October 7, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 24
2007–present
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