Richard Brodsky

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Richard Brodsky
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New York State Assembly District 92
Former member
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Bachelor'sBrandeis University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Richard Brodsky (b. May 4, 1946) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 92 from 1983 to 2010. Brodsky's political experience also includes being a member of Westchester County Board of Legislators.

On May 22, 2010, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat vacated by Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who ran for governor in November. He was defeated in the Democratic primary.[1]


Brodsky earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from Harvard Law school. His professional experience includes being an adjunct professor in entertainment and municipal law for Saint John's University; adjunct professor in advanced constitutional law for Pace University; and an attorney.[2]

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See also: New York Attorney General election, 2010

Brodsky did not run for re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2010. Instead, he ran unsuccessfully for Attorney General.

2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary [3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Eric Schneiderman 34.4%
     Democratic Party Kathleen M. Rice 31.9%
     Democratic Party Sean Coffey 16.4%
     Democratic Party Richard Brodsky 9.9%
     Democratic Party Eric Dinallo 7.4%
Total Votes 661,296


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Brodsky won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 92. He ran unopposed.

Brodsky raised $187,685 for his campaign.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 92 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Brodsky (D) 41,624



Voting records from the state assembly showed that in the run up to his campaign for state attorney general Brodsky "missed three out of every 10 session days for a total of 24 absences, making him the sixth-most truant member in the 150-seat Assembly."[5]


Brodsky and his wife, Paige Massman, have two children; Emily and Julianne.[2]

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