|New York Senate District 10|
|2007 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
Huntley was a member of the Queens Community School Board 28 from 1993 to 2004, and she was briefly president in 2004. She has been President of the Community Education Council for District 28 since 2004. She joined the New York State Senate in 2007. She has served in that position since, representing the 10th District. Huntley is the owner and operator of Huntley Enterprises.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Huntley served on these committees:
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
- Consumer Protection
- Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Racing, Gaming and Wagering
- Social Services
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Huntley served on these committees:
- Children and Families Committee, New York State Senate
- Civil Service and Pensions Committee, New York State Senate
- Codes Committee, New York State Senate
- Consumer Protection Committee, New York State Senate
- Education Committee, New York State Senate
- Higher Education Committee, New York State Senate
- Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, New York State Senate
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Huntley said that if re-elected she would continue to focus on the issues she has always concentrated on, namely education and services for veterans and the mentally ill, as well as crime.
|New York State Senate, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|James Sanders, Jr.||56.6%||5,322|
|Shirley Huntley Incumbent||39.9%||3,747|
Huntley ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. She was unopposed in the November 2 general election.
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 10 (2010)|
|Shirley Huntley (D)||47,186|
On November 4, 2008, Shirley Huntley ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 10 with 69,899 votes.
Huntley raised $78,411 for her campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 10 (2008)|
|Shirley Huntley (D)||69,899|
Listed below are the largest contributors to Huntley's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Shirley Huntley's campaign in 2010|
|Committee to Elect John Sampson||$16,500|
|1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East||$13,500|
|Voice Teachers Education Vote/COPE||$9,600|
|Arclay Street Realty LLC||$9,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$421,308|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Shirley Huntley's 2008 campaign.
|New York State United Teachers||$8,050|
|1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East||$5,500|
|Friends for Gregory Meeks||$2,500|
|New Yorkers for Thompson||$2,200|
On August 27, 2012, Huntley was indicted for "falsifying business records, conspiracy and tampering with [a] joint investigation of a scheme to steal taxpayer dollars using a sham not-for-profit that did not provide services to the public." The charges were filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as part of a joint initiative on suspected corruption among public officials between his office and state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
The case stems from an investigation into Parent Workshop Inc, a non-profit founded by Huntley in 2006 after she was first elected. The organization, which was supposed to help poor parents navigate the NYC school system, has been alleged to be a sham and that Huntley conspired to help her niece and an aide steal nearly $30,000 earmarked for it. Huntley and the others pleaded not guilty.
According to a document released by a federal court on May 8, 2013, Huntley made secret recordings of six state senators and a city councilman for federal prosecutors and the FBI. The recordings, which were made from June to August 2012, included city councilman Ruben Wills and Senators Eric Adams, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jose Peralta, Velmanette Montgomery, John L. Sampson and Malcolm A. Smith. Huntley also made recordings of Curtis Taylor, a former spokesman for the Senate Democrats, and Melvin Lowe, a former Democratic campaign consultant. Federal prosecutors said eight of the nine were the subject of continuing criminal investigations.
Huntley has a husband, Herbert.
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- Official New York State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, accessed August 15, 2012
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- Queens Chronicle, "Huntley makes her case for re-election," August 23, 2012
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Shirley's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Huntley's 2010 Campaign contributions
- New York Attorney General, "A.G. Schneiderman And Comptroller Dinapoli Announce Criminal Indictment Of Senator Huntley For Covering Up Member Item Scam," August 27, 2012
- New York Times, "State Senator From Queens Is Indicted," August 27, 2012
- New York Post, "State Sen. Huntley hauled off in 30G ‘scam’," August 28, 2012
- New York Times, "State Senator Taped 7 Elected Officials in Corruption Inquiry," May 8, 2013
|New York State Senate District 10
| Succeeded by|
James Sanders, Jr. (D)