Steven McLaughlin

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Steven McLaughlin
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New York State Assembly District 107
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 108
2011-2013
Education
Bachelor'sEmpire State College
Master'sUniversity of Phoenix
Personal
Birthday10/04/1963
Place of birthBoston, MA
ProfessionBanker, Commercial Pilot
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Steven F. McLaughlin (b. October 4, 1963) is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 107. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

He previously represented District 108 in the Assembly from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

McLaughlin earned his B.A. from Empire State College, his M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and a degree in Flight Technology from Florida Institute of Technology. His professional experience includes being trained as a commercial pilot, working as a banker at Citizens Bank and serving as the President/Owner of Dorsai Incorporated. McLaughlin served in the United States Marine Core Reserves from 1988-1991.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McLaughlin served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Education
Small Business
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

McLaughlin's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Education

  • Excerpt: "It’s plain to see Common Core is failing our children and our teachers. I held a public forum in our community, so educators and parents could share what is working with our schools, but more importantly, what isn’t. That’s why I’ve made meaningful education reform a top priority and have called for a repeal of Common Core. In its place, I’ve joined my Assembly Republican colleagues in crafting the Achieving Pupil Preparedness and Launching Excellence (APPLE) Plan. Read more about the APPLE Plan here."

Corruption

  • Excerpt: "Simply put, I’m sick of career politicians abusing the public trust and our tax dollars. Your representatives should serve you, not their own selfish interests. It’s why I’ve led the push for real ethics reform. If you’re an elected official convicted of a felony, you shouldn’t receive a taxpayer-funded pension. In addition, I am calling for an independent ethics commission to investigate government corruption and opposing taxpayer-funded political campaigns. You deserve better from your elected officials. I will continue working to make sure you receive it."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Creating jobs remains job number one, and I will continue fighting for policies that stimulate the Capital District economy and get the 850,000 unemployed New Yorkers back to work."

Small businesses

  • Excerpt: "Without a doubt, small business owners are the backbone of our communities and the state economy. We’ve seen what skyrocketing taxes and big government stimulus packages deliver for New Yorkers – less money, more debt and staggering unemployment. If we’re going to restore our status as the Empire State and get New Yorkers back to work, we need look no further than to our own neighbors who are operating the mom-and-pop shops and businesses that can make the wheels of our economy turn."

Mandates

  • Excerpt: "Albany unfunded mandates are crushing budgets on the local level. Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino notes that for every dollar in revenue by Rensselaer County, 90 cents is already spoken for by unfunded mandates. I’ve introduced legislation that would put a moratorium on unfunded mandates, and will continue to push for the legislature to review the effectiveness of these suffocating cost-drivers."

Elections

2014

NY Assembly

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Philip J. Malone was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Steven McLaughlin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Malone is running on the Working Families Party ticket and McLaughlin is running on the Conservative Party, Independence Party of New York State and SCC-Stop Common Core tickets. Malone and McLaughlin will face off in the general election.[3][4]

NY Governor

See also: New York gubernatorial election, 2014

McLaughlin considered a run for election as Governor of New York in 2014 but did not file by the July 10 deadline.[5]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

McLaughlin ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 107. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated Cheryl A. Roberts in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 107, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven McLaughlin Incumbent 51.8% 30,250
     Democratic Cheryl A. Roberts 48.2% 28,140
Total Votes 58,390

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

McLaughlin was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. McLaughlin defeated incumbent Timothy Gordon (Independence) in the general election on November 2.[9][10]

New York State Assembly, District 108 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven McLaughlin (R) 27,324
Timothy Gordon (D) 24,347

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steven McLaughlin is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Steven McLaughlin raised a total of $258,471 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[11]

Steven McLaughlin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 107 Won $149,889
2010 New York State Assembly, District 108 Won $108,582
Grand Total Raised $258,471

2012

Steven McLaughlin won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Steven McLaughlin raised a total of $149,889.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven McLaughlin's campaign in 2012
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte$53,400
Mclaughlin, Steve$20,000
Lafarge Corp$5,000
New York Construction Materials Association$5,000
Raziano, Robert M$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$149,889
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, McLaughlin received $108,582 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven McLaughlin's campaign in 2010
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York$15,000
Raziano, Carolyn L$7,500
Rent Stabilization Association$3,800
Suits Jr, Frank H$3,800
New Yorkers for Growth$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $108,582

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[13]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

Personal

McLaughlin and his wife Maggie have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Clifford Crouch (R)
New York Assembly District 107
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Timothy Gordon
New York Assembly District 108
2011–2013
Succeeded by
John T. McDonald, III (D)