Claudia Tenney

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Claudia Tenney
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New York State Assembly, District 101
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 115
2011-2013
Education
Bachelor'sColgate University
J.D.Taft College of Law at the University of Cincinnati
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Claudia Tenney is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 101. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

She previously represented District 115 in the Assembly from 2011 to 2013.

Tenney was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 22nd Congressional District of New York.[1] She was defeated by incumbent Richard Hanna in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[2]

Biography

Tenney earned her bachelor's degree from Colgate University and her J.D. from Taft College of Law, Cincinnati University. Her professional experience includes founding Tenney Media Group, a firm responsible for publishing and printing free community papers, being the moderator of a radio and television show called "Common Cents," working as a foreign correspondent to the Consulate General of Yugoslavia, running her own private law practice and working as the co-owner and legal counsel to a commercial printing and manufacturing firm.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks
Codes
Education
Judiciary
Social Services

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

NY Assembly

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Claudia Tenney defeated Christopher P. Farber in the Republican primary. Tenney ran on the Conservative Party ticket and Farber ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. Tenney defeated Farber (IND) in the general election.[4][5]

U.S. House

See also: New York's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Tenney ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 22nd District. Tenney sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014, but was defeated by incumbent Richard Hanna.

U.S. House, New York District 22 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Hanna Incumbent 53.5% 16,119
Claudia Tenney 46.5% 14,000
Total Votes 30,119
Source: New York State Board of Elections - Official Election Results

Media

  • The American Unity PAC, a Republican group that supports gay rights, released an ad attacking Tenney for voting against tax cuts. Although the group's primary issue is gay rights, their ads often stray away from this topic because it is not a popular issue among Republican voters.[6]
  • The American Unity PAC released another ad in June 2014 attacking Tenney while praising incumbent Richard Hanna.[7]

American Unity PAC ad attacking Tenney

American Unity PAC attacks Tenney and praises Hanna

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Tenney ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 101. She defeated Brian M. Maher in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. She defeated Daniel R. Carter in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

New York State Assembly, District 101, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngClaudia Tenney Incumbent 64.6% 32,067
     Democratic Daniel R. Carter 35.4% 17,543
Total Votes 49,610
New York State Assembly, District 101 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClaudia Tenney Incumbent 64.7% 3,239
Brian Maher 35.3% 1,765
Total Votes 5,004

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Tenney defeated George Joseph in the September 14 Republican primary. No other candidates filed for the district. Thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, Tenney was guaranteed election on November 2.[11][12]

New York State Assembly, District 115 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Claudia Tenney (R) 30,981

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Claudia Tenney is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Claudia Tenney raised a total of $173,795 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[13]

Claudia Tenney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 101 Won $91,031
2010 New York State Assembly, District 115 Won $82,764
Grand Total Raised $173,795

2012

Claudia Tenney won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Claudia Tenney raised a total of $91,031.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Claudia Tenney's campaign in 2012
Tenney, Claudia$29,000
Omp Park Inc$5,189
Mid-York Press$3,000
Tenney, Robert$3,000
Zuccotti, John E$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$91,031
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Tenney raised a total of $82,764 in campaign contributions.[14]

Her four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Tenney, Claudia $45,000
OMP Printing $1,446
OMP Park Inc $1,353
Eaton, Jane $1,100

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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.[15]

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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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Personal

Tenney has one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin Cahill (D)
New York Assembly District 101
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
David Townsend
New York Assembly District 115
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Janet Duprey (R)