John DeFrancisco

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John DeFrancisco
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New York Senate District 50
Incumbent
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSyracuse University
J.D.Duke University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 16, 1946
Place of birthSyracuse, NY
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John A. DeFrancisco (b. October 16, 1946) is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

DeFrancisco was a member of the City of Syracuse Board of Education from 1978 to 1981 and the boards President from 1980 to 1981. He was then Councilor-at-Large for the Syracuse Common Council from 1982 to 1989. From 1990 to 1992, he served as President on the Syracuse Common Council.

Biography

DeFrancisco earned his B.S. in Engineering from Syracuse University in 1968 and his J.D. from Duke University Law School in 1971. His professional experience includes working as an associate for Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett, as Judge Advocate for the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1975, as Assistant District Attorney for Onandoga County from 1975 to 1977 and as an Adjunct Professor of Law for Syracuse University College of Law from 1978 to 1990. He has worked as an attorney for DeFrancisco Law Firm since 1977.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair
Banks
Cities
Codes
Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
Judiciary
Labor

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, DeFrancisco 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. Incumbent John DeFrancisco was unopposed in the Republican primary. DeFrancisco is also running on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. DeFrancisco is unchallenged in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

DeFrancisco ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 50. 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. DeFrancisco defeated Michael Donnelly (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

New York State Senate, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DeFrancisco Incumbent 85.9% 94,910
     Green Michael Donnelly 14.1% 15,591
Total Votes 110,501

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

DeFrancisco was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Kathleen Joy (R) in the November 2 general election.[5][6][7]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 50 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John DeFrancisco (R) 58,892
Kathleen Joy (D) 31,997

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, John DeFrancisco won the election for New York State Senate, District 50 with 87,795 votes.[8][9]

New York State Senate, District 50 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John DeFrancisco (R) 72,337
Carol Mulcahy (D) 39,431

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John DeFrancisco is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, John DeFrancisco raised a total of $2,479,076 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[10]

John DeFrancisco's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 50 Won $621,748
2010 New York State Senate, District 50 Won $243,364
2008 New York State Senate, District 50 Won $362,536
2006 New York State Senate, District 50 Won $387,996
2004 New York State Senate, District 50 Won $329,434
2002 New York State Senate, District 50 Won $244,953
2000 New York State Senate, District 49 Won $180,820
1998 New York State Senate, District 49 Won $108,225
Grand Total Raised $2,479,076

2012

John DeFrancisco won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, John DeFrancisco raised a total of $621,748.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John DeFrancisco's campaign in 2012
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists$13,500
AT&T$10,300
New York State Public Employees Federation$10,300
New York State Trial Lawyers$10,300
New York State Association of Realtors$9,300
Total Raised in 2012$621,748
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to DeFrancisco's 2010 campaign.[11]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John DeFrancisco's campaign in 2010
DeFrancisco Re-Election Committee$20,000
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East$9,500
Fransican Management Services$6,395
New York State Association of Realtors$5,800
Kimberly Mezzalingua$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $243,364

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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.[12]

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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

DeFrancisco and his wife, Linda, have three children.

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1993–present
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