Robert Castelli

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Robert Castelli
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Candidate for
New York State Senate, District 40
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly, District 89
2010 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sCriminal Justice, State University of New York
Master'sKennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1967 - 1970
Websites
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Robert Castelli is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 40 of the New York State Senate.

He is a former Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 89 from February 9, 2010 to 2013. He was first elected in a special election held February 9, 2010, to replace Adam Bradley. Castelli defeated Democrat Peter Harckham for the seat.[1]

Castelli previously ran for the seat in 2004 and was defeated by Bradley. His win put the District 89 seat into Republican hands for the first time in 17 years.[2] Castelli has also been councilman for the Town of Lewisbro.

Biography

Castelli earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York and his M.P.A. from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His professional experience includes working as a professor at Empire State College, Iona College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, Marist College, as President of Robert J. Castelli Associates and a Station Commander for the New York State Police from 1974 to 1995. He served as an Infantryman in the United States Army from 1967 to 1970.[3]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Castelli served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Castelli served on the following committees:

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. Justin R. Wagner is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Terrence P. Murphy and Robert Castelli will face off in the Republican primary. Wagner is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Murphy is running on the Conservative Party, SCC-StopCommon Core and Independence Party of New York State tickets.[4]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Castelli ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 93. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. He was defeated by David Buchwald in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Buchwald Incumbent 54.4% 29,394
     Republican Robert Castelli 45.6% 24,609
Total Votes 54,003

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Castelli ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. Castelli defeated Thomas M. Roach, Jr. (D) in the general election on November 2.[8] Roach conceded after recanvassing established Castelli's victory.[9] In addition to running on the Republican ticket, Castelli ran on the Conservative Party ticket and the Taxpayers Party ticket.

State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations
New York State Assembly, District 89 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Castelli (R) 21,263
Thomas M. Roach, Jr. (D) 21,151

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Castelli received $146,165 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Castelli's campaign in 2010
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte Of New York$35,750
Robert J Castelli$35,000
Castelli, Robert$12,000
Bluhdorn, Paul$3,800
Bishop, James D$3,800
Total Raised in 2010 $146,165

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Castelli endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

In 2012, Castelli's endorsements included the following:

  • West Chester Tea Party

Personal

Castelli has two children; Chris and Paul.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Adam Bradley
New York Assembly District 89
February 2010-2013
Succeeded by
J. Gary Pretlow (D)