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Marc Alessi

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Marc Alessi
New York State Assembly District 1
Former representative
Term in office began
September 2005
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Marc Alessi was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He represented District 1 from September 2005 -- after winning a special election -- until 2010. Alessi's political experience includes downstate director of intergovernmental affairs for the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

Alessi's professional experience is as an attorney; and intern in the New York State Assembly; and a small business owner.

Alessi earned a B.A. from State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from Touro Law School. He and his wife, Gretchen, have two children; Sarah Ruby and Samuel.[1]

Committee assignments

  • Subcommittee on Renewable Energy.
  • Subcommittee on Emerging Workforce.

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year in which Alessi was up for re-election, he collected $168,287 in donations.[2]

Donor Amount
Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee of New York $45,000
New York State Trial Lawyers $4,800
Marsha Laufer $3,800
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East $3,800
Martha Clara Vineyards $3,800
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees $3,800
New York State United Teachers $3,800



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Alessi ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. Alessi was defeated by challenger Daniel Losquadro (R) in the general election on November 2.[3] Alessi conceded after the count of absentee ballots put him 906 votes behind.[4] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Alessi was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 1 2010
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Losquadro (R) 23,860
Marc Alessi (D) 22,943


On November 4, 2008, Marc Alessi won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 1, defeating opponent James M. Staudenraus (R).

Alessi raised $168,287 for his campaign while Staudenraus raised $24,592.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 1 2008
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Marc Alessi (D) 81,062
James Staudenraus (R) 24,095

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Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 1
Succeeded by