Michaelle C. Solages

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Michaelle Solages
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New York State Assembly District 22
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michaelle C. Solages is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 22. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Affairs and Protection
Governmental Employees
Libraries and Education Technology
Racing and Wagering
Social Services

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Solages' campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Job Creation & Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "My top legislative priority has been getting Nassau County residents back to work. During my first term in the Assembly, I have helped to create incentives for the private sector to create jobs. We're already seeing our efforts pay off with new jobs being created in New York, including Nassau County. More work needs to be done, and I am ready to do it. I stand committed to doing what it takes to help revive our economy and maintain economic development."

Tax Relief

  • Excerpt: "New York is among the highest taxed states in the nation and this will continue unless we halt our ever-increasing state tax rate. Instead of paying the government more money with each budget cycle, corporations and small businesses could use that money instead to provide salaries and benefits to their workers and new hires. Freezing taxes and giving businesses the break they need to recover from this tough economy is they key to achieving tax relief."

Education

  • Excerpt: "As a graduate of the public school system, education is extremely important to me. We need a strong educational system that will allow our students to excel in the arts and sciences. New York families want better quality education, lower education costs, and more after school programs for our children. During my time in the Assembly, I have worked with many schools in the district to better understand their needs. I will continue to work closely with our schools to help increase parental involvement to make sure they obtain the support they deserve. Finally, I will continue to work to reduce student/teacher ratios and promote excellence in our schools."

Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention

  • Excerpt: "During my tenure in the Assembly, I fought to speed up our criminal justice system and to make it more effective, efficient, and fair. I firmly supported measures to fight fraud, corruption, and the abuse of our elderly. I helped to restore funding for domestic violence programs and drug enforcement. I recognize the effectiveness of organized programs in combating the evils of drugs in our community and I will work to expand programs in the district. Most importantly, I will continue to work closely with local officials to provide funding to police to protect our streets from crime."

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Michaelle C. Solages was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Gonald Moncion was unopposed in the Republican primary. Solages ran on the Working Families Party, Women's Equality Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets and Moncion ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Solages defeates Moncion in the general election.[2][3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 22 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichaelle C. Solages Incumbent 59.6% 15,977
     Republican Gonald Moncion 40.4% 10,837
Total Votes 26,814

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Solages ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 22. Solages defeated Milagros Vicente and Patricia M. Maher in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She defeated Sean Wright in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichaelle C. Solages 64.7% 30,205
     Republican Sean Wright 35.3% 16,471
Total Votes 46,676

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Michaelle Solages is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Michaelle Solages raised a total of $99,302 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[8]

Michaelle Solages's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 22 Won $99,302
Grand Total Raised $99,302

2012

Michaelle Solages won election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Michaelle Solages raised a total of $99,302.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michaelle C. Solages's campaign in 2012
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$8,200
New York State United Teachers$8,200
New York State Trial Lawyers$4,100
Service Employees Local 32Bj$4,100
Solages Jr, Philippe$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$99,302
Source:Follow the Money

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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.[9]

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Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Solages' endorsements include the following:[10]

  • Nassau County Democratic Committee
  • Working Families Party
  • Independence Party of Nassau County
  • Women's Equality Party
  • New York AFL-CIO
  • CSEA

  • Long Island Federation of Labor
  • Boilermakers Local 5
  • Bricklayers Local 1
  • Citizen Action of New York
  • Citizens Union
  • Council of School Supervisors and Administrators

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Political offices
Preceded by
Grace Meng (D)
New York Assembly District 22
2013-present
Succeeded by
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