Hugh Farley

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Hugh Farley
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New York Senate District 49
Incumbent
In office
1977 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 37
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 1976
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Senate District 44
1977-2013
Education
Associate'sMohawk Valley Community College
Bachelor'sState University of New York
J.D.American University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 26, 1932
Place of birthWatertown, NY
ProfessionAttorney/Professor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Hugh T. Farley (b. November 26, 1932) is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976.

He previously represented District 44 in the New York State Senate from 1977 to 2013. Farley was Council Member/Majority Leader for the Town of Niskayuna from 1970 to 1976. He served as Majority Conference Secretary from 1993 to 1994 and in 1995 he served as Senate Majority Whip.

Biography

Farley earned his A.S. from Mohawk Valley Community College, his B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. from American University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, an author, a high school teacher and as a Professor/Law Area Coordinator for the School of Business of the University at Albany from 1965 to 2000. Farley served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1955.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks, Vice Chair
Education
Ethics
Finance
Health
Rules
Social Services

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Farley served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Farley served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate 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. Madelyn C. Thorne defeated Patti Southworth in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Hugh Farley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Thorne is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Farley is running on the Conservative Party, SCC-StopCommon Core and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Thorne and Farley will face off in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Farley ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 49. 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. Farley defeated Madelyn C. Thorne (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

New York State Senate, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHugh Farley Incumbent 60.1% 69,861
     Democratic Madelyn C. Thorne 39.9% 46,415
Total Votes 116,276

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Farley was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Susan Savage (D) in the November 2 general election.[5][6][7]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 44 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Hugh Farley (R) 61,771
Susan Savage (D) 34,433

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hugh Farley won the election for New York State Senate, District 44 with 78,178 votes.[8][9]

Farley raised $229,836 for his campaign.[10]

New York State Senate, District 44 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Hugh Farley (R) 78,178
Fred Goodman (D) 37,240
BK Kermati (WOR) 2,798

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hugh Farley is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Hugh Farley raised a total of $3,155,294 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[11]

Hugh Farley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 49 Won $156,171
2010 New York State Senate, District 44 Won $202,284
2008 New York State Senate, District 44 Won $229,836
2006 New York State Senate, District 44 Won $220,528
2004 New York State Senate, District 44 Won $169,960
2002 New York State Senate, District 44 Won $393,450
2000 New York State Senate, District 44 Won $1,696,438
1998 New York State Senate, District 44 Won $86,627
Grand Total Raised $3,155,294

2012

Hugh Farley won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hugh Farley raised a total of $156,171.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Hugh Farley's campaign in 2012
New York State United Teachers$10,300
New Yorkers for Better Libraries$9,500
New York State Correctional Officers$8,000
New York State Independent Bankers Association$6,700
Golub, Neil M$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$156,171
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Farley's 2010 campaign.[12]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Hugh Farley's campaign in 2010
Daniel Loeb$8,000
New York State Public Employees Federation$5,700
Charles Macdonald$5,000
Friends for Winner$5,000
Friends of Betty Little$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $202,284

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Hugh Farley's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State Independent Bankers Association $7,500
New York State Correctional Officers $5,800
New York State United Teachers $5,650
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $5,000
Financial Service Centers of New York $4,900

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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.[13]

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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

Farley and his wife, Sharon, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Valesky (D)
New York State Senate District 49
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 44
1977–2013
Succeeded by
Neil Breslin (D)