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Stephen Saland
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New York Senate District 41
Former Member
In office
1991 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
1980 - 1990
Bachelor'sUniversity of Buffalo
J.D.Rutgers University Law School
Date of birthNovember 12, 1943
Stephen Saland (b. November 12, 1943) is a former Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 41 from 1991 to 2013. He previously served as Assistant Minority Whip. Saland has been Councilman for the Town Council of Wappinger. He also served in the New York State Assembly from 1980 to 1990.


Saland earned his B.A. from the University of Buffalo in 1965 and his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School in 1968. His professional experience includes working as an executive assistant for a New York Assemblyman, as a legislative aide for a New Jersey Assemblyman and is currently Counsel for Gellert and Klein, Professional Corporation.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Saland served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Saland served on these committees:



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Saland ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 41. He defeated Neil A. DiCarlo in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012; he also ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. Saland was defeated by Terry W. Gipson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Saland did not receive the endorsement of the Conservative Party due to his vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.[5]

New York State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry W. Gipson 43.8% 53,562
     Republican Stephen Saland Incumbent 42.1% 51,466
     Conservative Neil A. DiCarlo 14.1% 17,300
Total Votes 122,328
New York State Senate, District 41 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Saland Incumbent 50.5% 5,288
Neil DiCarlo 49.5% 5,181
Total Votes 10,469


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Saland was unopposed in the Republican primary. He defeated Didi Barrett (D) in the general election. He ran as a member of the Republican, Independence, and Conservative party.[6]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 41 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Saland (R) 56,681
Didi Barrett (D) 38,253


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Stephen Saland won the election for New York State Senate, District 41 with 74,087 votes.

Saland raised $461,858 for his campaign.[7]

New York State Senate, District 41 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Saland (R) 74,087
Kenneth Dow (D) 53,548

Campaign donors


Listed below are the largest contributors to Saland's 2010 campaign.[8]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephen Saland's campaign in 2010
Toni Sosnoff$9,500
Martin Sosnoff$9,500
Rent Stabilization Association$9,500
Richard Grossman$9,500
Total Raised in 2010 $470,375


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Stephen Saland's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Martin & Sosnoff $19,000
CMTE to Re-elect Senator Joseph Bruno $9,500
Albert Fried & Co $8,900
New York State United Teachers $8,700
New York State Restaurant Association $8,600


Saland and his wife, Linda, have four children.

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Preceded by
New York Senate District 41
Succeeded by
Terry W. Gipson (D)