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Claudia Tenney

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Claudia Tenney
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New York State Assembly District 101
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next primaryJune 24, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 115
Bachelor'sColgate University
J.D.Taft College of Law at the University of Cincinnati
Office website
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 is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 22nd Congressional District of New York.[1]


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.[2]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Social Services


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



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

Tenney is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 22nd District. Tenney is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


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.[3][4]

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


Tenney defeated George Joseph in the September 14 Republican primary.[5] No other candidates filed for the district. Thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, Tenney was guaranteed election on November 2.[6]

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.[7]

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


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.


In 2010, Tenney raised a total of $82,764 in campaign contributions.[8]

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


Tenney has one child.

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