Martin Golden

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Martin Golden
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New York Senate District 22
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Majority Whip
2011 - 2013
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sSaint John's University
Personal
Place of birthBrooklyn, NY
ProfessionPolice Officer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Martin J. Golden is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He previously served as Assistant Majority Whip.

Biography

Golden attended John Jay College and received his A.A. from Saint John's University. His professional experience includes serving as a Council Member on the New York City Council from 1998 to 2002 and as a police officer for the New York City Police Department from 1973 to 1983.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Banks
Civil Service and Pensions
Codes
Finance
Health
Insurance
Investigations and Government Operations
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Golden served on these committees:

Issues

Marijuana Legislation

In June 2012, Golden opposed a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that would have decriminalized the display of small amounts of marijuana. While possessing small amounts of marijuana is legal in the state, showing it to a police officer is not legal. Ultimately, Republicans were able to defeat the measure.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Jamie Kemmerer is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Martin Golden is unopposed in the Republican primary. Kemmerer is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Golden is running on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets.[2]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Golden ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 22. 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. Golden defeated Andrew S. Gounardes (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Golden Incumbent 57.7% 38,584
     Democratic Andrew S. Gounardes 42.3% 28,243
Total Votes 66,827

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Golden was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Michael DiSanto (R) in the November 2 general election.[6][7] He ran as a member of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 22 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Golden (R) 28,270
Michael DiSanto (D) 14,666

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Golden ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 22.[8][9]

Golden raised $979,141 for his campaign.[10]

New York State Senate, District 22 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Golden (R) 42,804

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Martin Golden is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Martin Golden raised a total of $6,263,066 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[11]

Martin Golden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 22 Won $1,406,522
2010 New York State Senate, District 22 Won $807,125
2008 New York State Senate, District 22 Won $979,141
2006 New York State Senate, District 22 Won $1,063,928
2004 New York State Senate, District 22 Won $751,746
2002 New York State Senate, District 22 Won $1,254,604
Grand Total Raised $6,263,066

2012

Martin Golden won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Martin Golden raised a total of $1,406,522.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Martin Golden's campaign in 2012
Golkin, Dewey$20,000
Century 21 Department Stores$20,000
New York State Association of Wholesale Marketers & Distributors$17,500
Schwartz, Leonard S$17,500
New York State Court Officers Association$12,675
Total Raised in 2012$1,406,522
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Golden's 2010 campaign.[12]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Martin Golden's campaign in 2010
New York State Supreme Court Officers Association$11,650
425 East 72Nd Llc$10,000
Tanico, Paul P$10,000
Century 21 Department Stores$10,000
New York City District Council Of Carpenters$10,000
Total Raised in 2010 $807,125

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Martin Golden's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Bay Ridge Medical Imaging $12,500
Century 21 Department Stores of New Jersey LLC $12,250
Herbert Olitsky $9,500
Maureen Moore $8,500
Sicon Contractors Inc $8,500

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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.[13]

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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

Golden and his wife Colleen have two children.

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New York State Senate District 22
2003–present
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