Thomas DiNapoli

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Thomas P. DiNapoli
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New York Comptroller
In office
February 7, 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 2019
Years in position 8
PredecessorThomas Sanzillo
Base salary$151,500
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Campaign $$7,335,854
AppointedFebruary 7, 2007
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
1986 – 2007
Trustee, Mineola Board of Education
1972 - 1982
Bachelor'sHofstra University (1976)
Master'sThe New School University Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions (1988)
Date of birthFebruary 10, 1954
Place of birthRockville Centre, New York
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas P. DiNapoli (b. February 10, 1954) is the 54th and current New York Comptroller. DiNapoli, a Democrat, has served since February 2007. He ran for re-election in 2014.[1] Thomas DiNapoli won the general election on November 4, 2014.

An April 2013 list of the 100 most powerful players in Albany by the newspaper City and State ranked DiNapoli as number eight.[2]


At the age of 18, DiNapoli won election as a trustee to the Mineola Board of Education in 1972. After earning his bachelor's degree, he went to work for New York Telephone. DiNapoli also worked as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and Long Island University. He served as an aide to Assemblywoman May Newburger, eventually succeeding her to represent the 16th District. Additionally, he was chair of the Nassau County Democratic County Committee from 1999 to 2001.[3]


  • MS, Human Resources Management, The New School University’s Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions, 1988
  • B.A., History, Hofstra University, 1976

Political career

New York Comptroller (2007-present)

DiNapoli has served as New York Comptroller since February 2007.

Cuomo's pension "smoothing"

As part of his 2013-14 budget, introduced on January 22, 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed the Stable Rate Pension Contribution Option as a way for local governments to deal with rising pension plan costs.[4] Local governments which signed on for this plan would be able to reduce their present pension payments by as much as 43 percent and would then lock in that rate for 25 years. The savings now would be made up from the later payments, which would be made at the same level even though the fiscal situation will have improved. E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy opposed Cuomo's plan, contending that "even under ideal economic and financial market conditions, it's likely to be a losing bet for employers — saving them less in the short-term than it would cost them in the long run."[5] Before the plan could become operational, DiNapoli, the lone trustee of New York's pension plan, would need to approve the option, but on February 5, he stated that he had concerns with the proposal and its possible effects on the pension fund's solvency.[6] The New York State Teachers' Retirement System, which is separate from the main pension plan and would need to approve the plan because of its effect on school districts, hired Cheiron to conduct an independent review of Cuomo's plan.[7]

New York State Assembly (1986-2007)

DiNapoli represented District 16 in the New York State Assembly from 1986 to 2007.[8]

Mineola Board of Education (1972-1982)

DiNapoli served on the Mineola Board of Education from 1972 to 1982. He was first elected as a trustee and eventually became Board President.[3]



See also: New York down ballot state executive elections, 2014

DiNapoli ran for re-election as New York Comptroller in 2014. DiNapoli was unopposed for renomination in the Democratic primary on September 9. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[9]


General election
New York Controller, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas DiNapoli Incumbent 60.2% 2,233,057
     Republican Bob Antonacci 36.5% 1,354,643
     Green Theresa Portelli 2.6% 97,906
     Libertarian John Clifton 0.7% 26,583
Total Votes 3,712,189
Election Results via New York State Board of Elections.


DiNapoli received the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State prior to the general election.[10]


DiNapoli won re-election as Comptroller in the November 2, 2010 election.

New York Comptroller, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas P. DiNapoli Incumbent 50.8% 2,271,666
     Republican Harry Wilson 46.3% 2,069,427
     Green Julia Willebrand 2.3% 104,445
     Libertarian John Gaetani 0.6% 27,882
Total Votes 4,473,420
Election Results via New York State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for DiNapoli is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, DiNapoli raised a total of $7,335,854 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[11]

Thomas DiNapoli's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 NY Comptroller Not up for election $1,573,579
2010 NY Comptroller Won $3,054,473
2008 NY Comptroller Not up for election $1,280,200
2006 NY State Assembly Won $255,588
2004 NY State Assembly Won $487,635
2002 NY State Assembly Won $229,543
2000 NY State Assembly Won $351,059
1998 NY State Assembly Won $103,777
Grand Total Raised $7,335,854


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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Sanzillo
New York Comptroller
Succeeded by
Preceded by
May Newburger
New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
Michelle Schimel