|Thomas P. DiNapoli|
|New York Comptroller|
|February 7, 2007 - Present|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Appointed||February 7, 2007|
|New York State Assembly|
|1986 – 2007|
|Trustee, Mineola Board of Education|
|1972 - 1982|
|Bachelor's||Hofstra University (1976)|
|Master's||The New School University Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions (1988)|
|Date of birth||February 10, 1954|
|Place of birth||Rockville Centre, New York|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
An April 2013 list of the 100 most powerful players in Albany by the newspaper City and State ranked DiNapoli as number eight.
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.
- MS, Human Resources Management, The New School Universitys Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions, 1988
- B.A., History, Hofstra University, 1976
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. 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." 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. 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.
New York State Assembly (1986-2007)
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.
|New York Controller, 2014|
|Democratic||Thomas DiNapoli Incumbent||60.2%||2,233,057|
|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.
DiNapoli won re-election as Comptroller in the November 2, 2010 election.
|New York Comptroller, 2010|
|Democratic||Thomas P. DiNapoli Incumbent||50.8%||2,271,666|
|Election Results via New York State Board of Elections|
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.
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Thomas DiNapoli's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Thomas DiNapoli's Campaign Contributions|
New York Comptroller
|Total Raised by Opponents||$7,095,358 (Rep)|
|Top 5 contributors||American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees||$37,800|
|New York State Correctional Officers||$37,800|
|Communications Workers District 1||$35,000|
|New York State Public Employees Federation||$34,700|
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- Official 2014 campaign website
- New York State Comptroller's Office - Thomas P. DiNapoli
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- New York State Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed July 11, 2014
- City and State, "Albany Power 100 List – 10," April 23, 2013
- Tom DiNapoli, "Biography," accessed January 29, 2013 (timed out)
- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, "NY Rising: 2013-14 Executive Budget," January 22, 2013, p. 15 (dead link)
- E.J. McMahon, Albany Times Union, "A threat to pension solvency," January 29, 2013
- Joseph Spector, The Ithaca Journal, "DiNapoli raises concerns about Cuomo's pension plan," February 5, 2013
- Robert Steyer, Pensions & Investments, "NYSTRS taps Cheiron to analyze Gov. Cuomo pension proposal," February 14, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Thomas P. DiNapoli's Biography," accessed January 29, 2013
- DiNapoli 2014 for Comptroller, "Homepage," accessed April 19, 2013
- Times-Union, "State PBA gets behind DiNapoli for re-election," September 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Thomas DiNapoli," accessed May 21, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
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