|New York Senate District 12|
|2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Deputy Minority Leader, New York State Senate|
|2013 - present|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||Harvard Law School|
|Birthday||April 23, 1970|
|Place of birth||Astoria, NY|
Gianaris' professional experiences include associate counsel for New York State Assembly; associate for Chadbourne and Parke Limited Liability Partnership; Queens County Regional Representative for Governor Mario Cuomo; and an aide for United States Congressman Thomas Manton.
Gianaris earned a BA in economics and political science from Fordham University and a JD from Harvard Law School.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gianaris served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gianaris served on these Senate committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy and Telecommunications|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gianaris served on these Assembly committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Consumer Affairs and Protection|
|• Election Law|
|• Environmental Conservation|
|• Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports|
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Gianaris ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 12. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Gianaris defeated Tony A. Arcabascio (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Michael Gianaris Incumbent||86.4%||61,843|
|Republican||Tony A. Arcabascio||13.6%||9,775|
Gianaris won election to the New York State Senate, District 14. Gianaris was unopposed in the primary. He defeated Jerome Patrick Tina, Jr. (R) in the general election. Gianaris ran as a member of the Working Families parties.
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 12 (2010)|
|Michael Gianaris (D)||31,737|
|Jerome Tina (R)||7,320|
On November 4, 2008 Gianaris won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 36. He ran unopposed.
Gianaris raised $90,599 for his campaign.
|New York State Assembly, District 36 2008|
|Michael Gianaris (D)||22,695|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Listed below are the largest contributors to Gianaris's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Gianaris's campaign in 2010|
|New York State Association of Realtors||$9,500|
|New York State United Teachers||$9,500|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$9,500|
|New York State Laborers||$9,300|
|Silvercup Studios Associates||$8,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$470,962|
In 2008, a year in which Gianaris was up for re-election, he collected $90,599 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|New York State Association of Realtors||$3,800|
|1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East||$3,800|
|Six different individual donations of:||$2,000|
Gianaris is single.
- Senate Campaign Site
- Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gianaris
- ↑ State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ↑ ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- ↑ New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- ↑ New York Times NY state legislative election results
- ↑ Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- ↑ Follow the Money "Gianaris's 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributions to Michael Gianaris
George Onorato (D)
|New York State Senate District 12
| Succeeded by|
|New York Assembly - District 36
| Succeeded by|
Aravella Simotas (D)
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