Frank Padavan

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Frank Padavan
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New York State Senate, District 11
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1972
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrooklyn Polytechnic University, 1955
Master'sNew York University, 1963
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Corps of Engineers
Frank Padavan (b. October 31, 1934) is a former Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 11 from 1972 to 2010. While in office, he served as Vice President Pro Tempore.


Padavan earned his B.E.E. from Brooklyn Polytechnic University in 1955 and his M.B.A. from New York University in 1963. His professional experience includes working for the for Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1955 to 1968 and as the Deputy Commssioner for the New York City Department of Buildings from 1968 to 1972. He served as a Colonel in the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[1]

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Padavan served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Padavan was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He was defeated by Tony Avella (D) in the general election.[2][3] He ran as a member of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.

After a close race, Padvan conceded in defeat on November 10, 2010.[4]


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

On November 4, 2008, Frank Padavan won the election for New York State Senate, District 11 with 45,294 votes.

Flanagan raised $413,181 for his campaign.[5]

New York State Senate, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Padavan (R) 82,977
James F. Gennaro (D) 44,811

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Frank Padavan's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $9,500
CMTE to Re-elect Senator Joseph Bruno $9,500
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $9,500
Tribecca North End LLC $9,500
Paul Singer $9,500


Padavan is widowed with two children.[1]

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New York Senate District 11
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