David Storobin

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David Storobin
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New York Senate District 27
Former member
In office
2012 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 20, 2012
Term limitsN/A
David Storobin is a former Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 27 from 2012 to 2013.

He was first elected in the March 20, 2012, special election. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Carl Kruger (D) resigned in 2011 after pleading guilty to corruption charges.[1]



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Storobin ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 17. Storobin ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012, and was defeated by Simcha Felder (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. (While technically unopposed in the Conservative Party primary, Storobin was outnumbered by write-in votes for Felder.)[2][3][4][5]

New York State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSimcha Felder 66.4% 39,266
     Republican David Storobin Incumbent 32.7% 19,338
     Independent Abraham Tischler 0.9% 528
Total Votes 59,132
New York State Senate, District 17 Conservative Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSimcha Felder (write-in) 53.6% 113
David Storobin Incumbent 46.4% 98
Total Votes 211

2012 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Storobin defeated Lewis Fidler (D) in the March 20, 2012, special election. Fidler also ran on the Independence Party ticket. Storobin also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Storobin had 11,097 votes to Fidler's 11,084 votes.[6]

Note: After a contested result, legal wrangling and a hand recount, Lewis Fidler (D) conceded the election to Storobin on May 31. The hand recount revealed that Storobin had won by 13 votes. During the legal process, each side accused the other of vote fraud, and a significant number of absentee ballots were disputed. On May 14, the Board of Elections decided to recount the votes by hand.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

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Preceded by
Carl Kruger (D)
New York State Senate District 27
Succeeded by
Brad M. Hoylman (D)