Earlene Hill Hooper

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Earlene Hill Hooper
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New York State Assembly District 18
Incumbent
In office
1988 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 26
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorfolk State College
Master'sAdelphi University
OtherFive Towns College
Personal
ProfessionProfessor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Earlene Hill Hooper is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 18. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election in March 1988. She is currently serving as Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

Her other political experience's include chair of the majority conference, New York State Assembly in 2001; serving on the national Democratic Platform Committee for the Democratic National Party; and committeewoman of Nassau County Democratic Party.

Biography

Hooper earned her B.A. in English from Norfolk State College, her M.S.W. from Adelphi University and her Doctor of Humane Letters from Five Towns College.[1] Hooper is presently an adjunct professor for Adelphi University, Graduate School of Social Work. Her other professional experience includes working as a shop steward for the public employees federation, Department of Social Services Office, an administrator for the New York State Department of Social Services Division of Children and Family Services and a social worker.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hooper served on the following committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Hooper sponsored or co-sponsored two of these eight.[2] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[3] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[4]

  • Assembly Bill 4879, sponsored by Peter Abbate, Eric Stevenson, William Colton, Vivian Cookand Hooper would allow employees in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) to retire with full benefits after 35 years of employment without regard to their age. This bill would cost the state government an estimated $87 million.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Earlene Hill Hooper was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Cornelius Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hooper is running on the Independence Party of New York State ticket and Smith is running on the Conservative Party ticket. Hooper and Smith will face off in the general election.[7]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Hooper ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 18. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. She defeated Elton E. McCabe in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

New York State Assembly, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarlene Hill Hooper Incumbent 90.2% 35,571
     Republican Elton E. McCabe 9.8% 3,848
Total Votes 39,419

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Hooper defeated Van White and Jack Prophet in the September 14 Democratic primary. She defeated Derek Partee (R) in the general election on November 2.[11][12] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, she ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 18 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Earlene Hill Hooper (D) 20,666
Derek Partee (R) 4,220

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hooper won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 18, defeating opponents Darren Bryant (R) and Henry Conyers (WF).[13][14]

Hooper raised $50,288 for his campaign while Bryant raised $0 and Conyers raised $13,491.[15]

New York State Assembly, District 18 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Earlene Hooper (D) 31,629
Darren Bryant (R) 4,538
Henry Conyers (WF) 990

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Earlene Hill Hooper is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Earlene Hill Hooper raised a total of $389,504 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[16]

Earlene Hill Hooper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 18 Won $31,068
2010 New York State Assembly, District 18 Won $43,890
2008 New York State Assembly, District 18 Won $50,288
2006 New York State Assembly, District 18 Won $36,507
2004 New York State Assembly, District 18 Won $61,333
2002 New York State Assembly, District 18 Won $84,922
2000 New York State Assembly, District 18 Won $66,771
1998 New York State Assembly, District 18 Won $14,725
Grand Total Raised $389,504

2012

Earlene Hill Hooper won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Earlene Hill Hooper raised a total of $31,068.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Earlene Hill Hooper's campaign in 2012
D & F Development Group$1,550
Nassau County Superior Officers Association$1,400
The Green Group USA Inc$1,000
Wilson Elser Moskowitzllp Pac$1,000
Leeds, Gerrard$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,068
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Hooper received $43,890 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[17]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Earlene Hill Hooper's campaign in 2010
Friends of Silver$3,800
Amalgamated Transit Union New York$2,500
New York State United Teachers$2,200
Friends of Andrew Hardwick & Assoc Inc$1,900
New York State Afl-Cio$1,450
Total Raised in 2010 $43,890

2008

In 2008, a year in which Hooper was up for re-election, she collected $50,288 in donations.[18]

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $3,800
Fannie Lou Hammer $2,500
New York State AFL-CIO $2,250
Keyspan Energy $2,000
Independence Party of New York $2,000
Carl Burnett Funeral Home $2,000

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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.[19]

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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.

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Personal

Hill-Hooper is married to Thomas.

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Hooper,” accessed August 1, 2014
  2. Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
  3. Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
  4. New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
  5. New York State Assembly, "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4879," accessed March 12, 2013
  6. New York State Assembly, "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914," accessed March 12, 2013
  7. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  12. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  13. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  15. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  16. followthemoney.org, "Hooper, Earlene Hill" accessed September 24, 2013
  17. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  18. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Earlene Hooper,” accessed August 1, 2014
  19. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
Political offices
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New York Assembly District 18
1988–present
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