|New York State Assembly District 110|
|January 1, 2013 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$172/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||University of Pennsylvania|
Steck earned his bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes being a partner at Cooper Erving & Savage, serving as a member of the Albany County Legislature and working as an Assistant District Attorney for New York County.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Steck served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Children and Families|
Steck's campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Working to protect the middle class from high taxes, the high costs of education and health care, and high auto insurance rates."
- Excerpt: "Fighting corruption in State government."
- Excerpt: "Reforming the Common Core, increasing aid to local schools, and making sure that educational funding goes to the classroom and benefits our students, rather than being squandered on additional layers of unnecessary government bureaucracy."
- Excerpt: "Protecting the reproductive rights of women and guaranteeing equal pay for equal work."
- Excerpt: "Protecting public and private pensions and the availability of necessary services for Senior Citizens."
- Excerpt: "Replacing a Medicaid system that is plagued by fraud and high administrative costs with a more efficient system that provides better care at less cost."
- Excerpt: "Promoting responsible economic development."
On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Steck sponsored one of these eight. E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved. The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."
- Assembly Bill 4981, sponsored by Peter Abbate, Addie Russelland Steck, would give New York teachers who retired before 1980 a minimum annual payment of $550 for each year of full-time credited service. This would cost the local governments contributing to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) $1 million annually.
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014
Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Phil Steck was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Thomas A. Jasiewicz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Steck is running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets and Jasiewicz is running on the Conservative Party ticket. Steck and Jasiewicz will face off in the general election.
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Steck ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 110. Steck defeated Kevin O. Frazier, Timothy D. Nicholsand Joe Landry in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He lost to Jennifer Whalen in the Independence Party of New York State primary. Steck defeated Whalen (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Assembly, District 110, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Phillip G. Steck||57.2%||32,664|
|Republican||Jennifer A. Whalen||42.8%||24,488|
|New York State Assembly, District 110 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|New York State Assembly, District 110 Independence Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Phil Steck is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Phil Steck raised a total of $353,124 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.
|Phil Steck's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 110||$353,124|
|Grand Total Raised||$353,124|
2012Phil Steck won election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Phil Steck raised a total of $353,124.
|New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Phil Steck's campaign in 2012|
|Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York||$215,000|
|Steck, Phillip G||$17,195|
|Rem Printing & Copy Center||$6,600|
|New York State United Teachers||$4,100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$353,124|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Steck and his wife, Tricia, have two children.
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Steck,” accessed August 1, 2014
- Steck for Assembly, "Issues," accessed October 10, 2014
- Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
- Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
- New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
- New York State Assembly, "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4981," accessed March 12, 2013
- New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
- New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Steck, Phillip G" accessed September 25, 2013
- State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
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