James Tedisco

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James Tedisco
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New York State Assembly District 112
Incumbent
In office
1983 - Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 32
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Whip, New York State Assembly
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 110
1983-2013
Education
High schoolBishop Gibbons High School, 1968
Bachelor'sUnion College, 1972
Master'sCollege of Saint Rose, 1977
Personal
Date of birth07/15/1950
Place of birthSchenectady, NY
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James Tedisco (b. July 15, 1950) is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 112. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982. As of the 2014 session, he serves as Minority Whip. He previously served as Deputy Minority Whip and Assembly Assistant Minority Whip.

He previously represented District 110 in the Assembly from 1983 to 2013. His political experience includes being a former minority leader pro tempore for the New York State, a candidate for United States House of Representatives, District 20 and a councilman for the Schenectady City Council.

Biography

Tedisco earned his B.A. in Psychology from Union College and his M.A. in Special Education from the College of Saint Rose.[1] His professional experience includes being the athletic director, guidance counselor and varsity basketball coach for Notre Dame-Biship Gibbons High School, working as the special education teacher and varsity basketball coach for Bethlehem Central High School; and an author.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Tedisco served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2015
Banks
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Racing and Wagering
Rules

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Tedisco served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Tedisco's campaign website highlighted the following 5-Point Plan to Keep NY Working:[3]

  • Freeze and cut property taxes
  • Cap state spending and mandate relief to lower property taxes
  • Help small businesses create jobs by reducing burdensome and unnecessary state regulations
  • Fix dilapidated infrastructure to rebuild NY
  • Invest in education to prepare workers for the kinds of jobs that will drive the 21st century economy.

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Jared B. Hickey was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent James Tedisco was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tedisco also ran on the Conservative Party, SCC-StopCommonCore and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Tedisco defeated Hickey in the general election.[4][5][6]

New York State Assembly, District 112 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Tedisco Incumbent 76.5% 33,805
     Democratic Jared B. Hickey 23.5% 10,400
Total Votes 44,205

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Tedisco ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 112. 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 Michele E. Draves in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 112, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Tedisco Incumbent 68.1% 42,929
     Democratic Michele E. Draves 31.9% 20,142
Total Votes 63,071

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Tedisco ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Bahram Keramati (D) in the general election on November 2. In addition to his slot on the Republican Party ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and the Conservative Party.

New York State Assembly, District 110 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Tedisco (R) 32,724
Bahram Keramati (D) 17,966

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Tedisco won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 110. He ran unopposed.[10][11]

Tedisco raised $317,205 for his campaign.[12]

New York State Assembly, District 110 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Tedisco (R) 41,889

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tedisco is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Tedisco raised a total of $1,290,659 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 11, 2015.[13]

James Tedisco's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 New York State Assembly, District 112 Won $104,355
2012 New York State Assembly, District 112 Won $118,929
2010 New York State Assembly, District 110 Won $92,694
2008 New York State Assembly, District 110 Won $317,205
2006 New York State Assembly, District 110 Won $355,407
2004 New York State Assembly, District 110 Won $141,627
2002 New York State Assembly, District 110 Won $92,751
2000 New York State Assembly, District 103 Won $44,835
1998 New York State Assembly, District 103 Won $22,856
Grand Total Raised $1,290,659

2014

Tedisco won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2014. During that election cycle, Tedisco raised a total of $104,355.
New York State Assembly 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Tedisco's campaign in 2014
New York State United Teachers$2,385
New York State Correctional Officers$2,000
Various Initemized$1,960
Atrium Corp$1,800
Martin Harding & Mazziotti$1,700
Total Raised in 2014$104,355
Source: Follow the Money

2012

Tedisco won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Tedisco raised a total of $118,929.

2010

In 2010, Tedisco received $92,694 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[14]

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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.[15]

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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 on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
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Personal

Tedisco is married to his wife, Mary.[16]

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Tedisco,” accessed August 1, 2014
  2. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Tedisco,” accessed August 1, 2014
  3. Jim Tedisco's campaign website, "Issues," accessed October 10, 2014
  4. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  5. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  6. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  13. Follow the Money, "Contributions to Tedisco, James," accessed May 11, 2015
  14. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  15. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  16. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Tedisco,” accessed August 1, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Tony Jordan (R)
New York Assembly District 112
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 110
1983–2013
Succeeded by
Phillip G. Steck (D)