Edward Ra

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Edward Ra
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New York State Assembly District 19
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 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 21
2011-2013
Education
Bachelor'sLoyola College in Maryland
J.D.St. John's University School of Law, 2007
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Edward P. Ra is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

He previously represented District 21 in the New York State Assembly from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

Ra earned his B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland in 2004, his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in 2007 and his LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2008. His professional experience includes being a legal aide to the New York State Attorney General and the Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Hempstead.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Codes
Education
Health
Higher Education
Labor

2011-2012

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

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. Gary B. Port was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Edward Ra was unopposed in the Republican primary. Port is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Ra is running on the Conservative Party, Tax Revolt Party (TRP) and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Port and Ra will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Ra ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 19. 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. He defeated Gary B. Port in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Assembly, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Ra Incumbent 62.1% 28,799
     Democratic Gary B. Port 37.9% 17,599
Total Votes 46,398

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Ra was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. Ra defeated Patrick Nicolosi (D) and Mimi Pierre Johnson (D) in the general election on November 2.[6][7] In addition to his slot on the Republican Party ticket, Ra was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and the Conservative Party.

New York State Assembly, District 21 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Ra (R) 18,842
Patrick Nicolosi (D) 15,097
Mimi Pierre Johnson (WF) 1,556

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ra is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ra raised a total of $161,500 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[8]

Edward Ra's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 19 Won $90,385
2010 New York State Assembly, District 21 Won $71,115
Grand Total Raised $161,500

2012

Ra won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Ra raised a total of $90,385.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edward Ra's campaign in 2012
North Valley Stream Republican Cmte$7,100
New York State Trial Lawyers$2,500
West Hempstead Republican Cmte$2,000
King Umberto Inc$1,750
Plattduetsche Park Restaurant$1,750
Total Raised in 2012$90,385
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Ra raised a total of $71,115 in campaign contributions.[9]

His five largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Forchelli Curto Deegan Schwartz Mineo Cohn & Terra $3,750
Friends of Balboni $2,500
Dils Gasoline Inc $1,500
A & S Bagel Inc $1,500
Yamali, Linda $1,500

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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.[10]

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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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  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
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Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Ra's endorsements include the following:[11]

  • New York State United Teachers
  • CSEA Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO
  • Public Employees Federation
  • New York State AFL-CIO
  • Fire Marshall Benevolent Association of Nassau County
  • National Federation of Independent Business/New York
  • Police Benevolent Association, County of Nassau, Inc.
  • Superior Officers Association, Police Department, County of Nassau

Personal

Ra has a wife, Laura.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David McDonough (R)
New York Assembly District 19
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Thomas Alfano
New York Assembly District 21
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Brian Curran