Scott Vanderhoef

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Scott Vanderhoef
Candidate for
New York State Senate, District 38

Political party Republican
Profession Environmental Attorney
Website Campaign Site
Scott Vanderhoef was a Republican candidate for District 38 of the New York State Senate. The primary election was on September 14, 2010, and the general election was on November 2.



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Vanderhoef ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. Vanderhoef was defeated by David Carlucci (D) in the general election on November 2. Vanderhoef ran as a member of the Republican, Independence, and Conservative party.[1]


Campaign themes

Vanderhoef campaign website lists several main issues and policy proposals:

  • Fixing Albany:
  • Non-Partisan, Independent Redistricting
  • Responsible Budgeting
  • Ethics Reform - Senate Struggle for Power - 38th District[2]
  • Capping Property Taxes:
  • Support local property tax cap for municipalities and school districts
  • Enact mandate relief measures to reduce costs to municipalities and school districts
  • Demand oversight and accountability of municipalities and school district finances to protect taxpayers
  • Encourage sharing of services by municipalities and school districts
  • Support consolidation of governmental entities
  • Endorse restoration of STAR program and STAR rebate check program
  • Support enactment property tax freeze for seniors over 70
  • Preserving Open Space:
  • Support local Open Space planning
  • Enact legislation allowing municipalities to establish ‘Community Preservation Funds’
  • Support continual evaluation of the adequacy of protections for lands providing ecosystem services, and tax abatements which reflect the value of ecosystem services
  • Require the State DEC to assess long-term capital needs for open space conservation and identify potential sources to address these needs
  • Support improved administration of funds for open space programs
  • Encourage private land conservation
  • Job Creation:
  • Support Job Creation Tax Credit – up to $5,000 tax credit for every new job created. (Similar to federal plan.)
  • Ban on new taxes or fees on small business
  • Eliminate corporate franchise tax for small businesses and manufacturers
  • Eliminate costly and unnecessary regulations
  • Reducing State Spending:
  • Enact State Spending cap coupled with appropriate spending cuts
  • Reform public employee pension system
  • Enact legislation consolidating state government agencies and departments
  • Strengthen Medicaid reforms by restoring anti-fraud measures


  • B.A., Alfred University
  • J.D., Pace University Law School[3]

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