Suzi Oppenheimer

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Suzi Oppenheimer
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New York Senate District 37
Former Member
In office
1985 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1984
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sConnecticut College
Master'sGraduate School of Business
Date of birthDecember 13, 1934
ProfessionSecurity Analyst
Suzi Oppenheimer (b. December 13, 1934) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 37 from 1984 to 2013. Oppenheimer was the Mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck from 1977 to 1984. In 2004, she was a member of the Special Joint Conference Committee on Budget Reform. She also served as Deputy Minority Whip.


Oppenheimer earned her B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College in 1956 and her M.B.A. from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, in 1958. Her professional experience included working as a Security Analyst for McDonnell and Company from 1958 to 1960 and for L.F. Rothschild and Company from 1960 to 1963.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Oppenheimer did not seek re-election in 2012, citing a recent surgery. She stated, “When considering my responsibilities as Senator, the extensive effort that will go into rehabilitation and physical therapy following my surgery, and the added work of the hard fought campaigns I always wage, it became clear to me that I could do only two of those three important tasks.”[1]


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Oppenheimer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. She faced Bob Cohen (R) in the November 2 general election. She also ran as a member of the Democratic and Working Families party.[2][3]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 37 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Suzi Oppenheimer (D) 45,888
Bob Cohen (R) 45,158


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Suzi Oppenheimer won the election for New York State Senate, District 37 with 78,862 votes.[4][5]

Oppenheimer raised $385,504 for her campaign.[6]

New York State Senate, District 37 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Suzi Oppenheimer (D) 78,862
Liz Feld (R) 47,036

Campaign donors


Listed below are the largest contributors to Oppenheimer's 2010 campaign.[7]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Suzi Oppenheimer's campaign in 2010
Suzi Oppenheimer$226,000
Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte Of New York$180,000
Auc NY Pac$9,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$9,500
New York State Nurses Association$9,500
Total Raised in 2010 $870,600


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Suzi Oppenheimer's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Suzi Oppenheimer $50,000
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $14,500
Friends of Andy Spano $9,500
Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy CMTE $9,500
New York State United Teacher $9,500


Oppenheimer and her husband, Martin, have four children.

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Preceded by
New York Senate District 37
Succeeded by
George Latimer (D)