Marc Alessi

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Marc Alessi
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New York State Assembly, District 1
Former member
In office
September 2005-2010
Bachelor'sState University of New York
J.D.Touro Law School
Marc Alessi is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing 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 earned his B.A. from State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. from Touro Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, as an intern in the New York State Assembly and as a small business owner.[1]

Committee assignments

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



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.[2] Alessi conceded after the count of absentee ballots put him 906 votes behind.[3] 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


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

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.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 1 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Alessi (D) 81,062
James Staudenraus (R) 24,095

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year in which Alessi was up for re-election, he collected $168,287 in donations.[5]

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


Alessi and his wife, Gretchen, have two children; Sarah Ruby and Samuel.

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 1
Succeeded by
Daniel Losquadro (R)