Janele Hyer-Spencer

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Janele Hyer-Spencer
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New York State Assembly, District 60
Former member
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Master'sCity University of New York
J.D.City University of New York
ProfessionLegal Counsel, South Beach Civic Association
Janele Hyer-Spencer is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 60 from 2007 to 2010. Hyer-Spencer was a candidate for New York State Assembly, District 59 in 2004.


Hyer-Spencer earned her M.A. in Social Science and Public Policy from the City University of New York and her J.D. from City University of New York. Her other professional experience includes legal counsel for South Beach Civic Association; legal director of My Sisters Place; attorney for New York City's Administration for Children's Services; and an attorney in private practice.[1]

Committee assignments

  • Subcommittee on Insurer Investments and Market Practices in Underserved Areas



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Hyer-Spencer ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, she was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and Working Families Party. She was defeated by challenger Nicole Malliotakis (R) in the general election on November 2.[2]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hyer-Spencer won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 60, defeating opponent Joseph Cammarata (R).

Hyer-Spencer raised $117,526 for her campaign while Cammarata raised $31,719.[3]

New York State Assembly, District 60 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janele Hyer-Spencer (D) 20,077
Joseph Cammarata (R) 16,620

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Hyer-Spencer was up for re-election, she collected $117,526 in donations.[4]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Empire State Pride Agenda $3,800
Ted Snowdon $3,800
1199 SEIU United Health care Workers East $3,800
New York State Laborers $3,800
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,800
New York State Public Employees Federation $3,800
Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee $3,800

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 60
Succeeded by
Nicole Malliotakis (R)