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}}{{tnr}}'''Addie J. Russell''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 116. She was first elected to the chamber in 2009.
  
Russell's professional experience includes being an attorney with Conboy, McKay, Bachman and Kendall, Limited Liability Partnership; an intern for Ronald Klain and New York State Assemblyman Marin Luster; and chief of staff for Vice President Al Gore.
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She previously represented District 118 from 2009 to 2013. Russell was also a legislator for the Jefferson County Board.
  
Russell earned a BA in political science from the University at Albany; a JD from Syracuse University College of Law; and a certificate in family law and social policy from Syracuse University College of Law.  She and her husband, James, have one child; Aaron.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=110387 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Russell]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Russell earned a BA in Political Science from the University at Albany, a JD from Syracuse University College of Law, and a certificate in family law and social policy from Syracuse University College of Law.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=110387 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Russell]</ref> Her professional experience includes being an attorney with Conboy, McKay, Bachman and Kendall, Limited Liability Partnership; an intern for Ronald Klain and New York State Assemblyman Marin Luster; and chief of staff for Vice President Al Gore.
  
 
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On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Russell sponsored one of these eight.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
 
On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Russell sponsored one of these eight.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
  
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===Sponsored legislation===
 
*Assembly Bill 4981, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], Russell, and [[Phillip G. Steck]], would give New York teachers who retired before 1980 a minimum annual payment of $550 for each year of full-time credited service.  This would cost the local governments contributing to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) $1 million annually.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A04981&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4981, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
 
*Assembly Bill 4981, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], Russell, and [[Phillip G. Steck]], would give New York teachers who retired before 1980 a minimum annual payment of $550 for each year of full-time credited service.  This would cost the local governments contributing to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) $1 million annually.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A04981&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4981, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
  
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Russell and her husband, James, have one child; Aaron.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=110387 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Russell]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 12:58, 11 July 2013

Addie Russell
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New York State Assembly District 116
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, University at Albany, 2000
J.D.Syracuse University College of Law, 2003
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Addie J. Russell is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 116. She was first elected to the chamber in 2009.

She previously represented District 118 from 2009 to 2013. Russell was also a legislator for the Jefferson County Board.

Biography

Russell earned a BA in Political Science from the University at Albany, a JD from Syracuse University College of Law, and a certificate in family law and social policy from Syracuse University College of Law.[1] Her professional experience includes being an attorney with Conboy, McKay, Bachman and Kendall, Limited Liability Partnership; an intern for Ronald Klain and New York State Assemblyman Marin Luster; and chief of staff for Vice President Al Gore.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Energy
Local Governments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Russell served on the following committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Russell sponsored one of these eight.[2] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[3] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[4]

  • Assembly Bill 4981, sponsored by Peter Abbate, Russell, and Phillip G. Steck, would give New York teachers who retired before 1980 a minimum annual payment of $550 for each year of full-time credited service. This would cost the local governments contributing to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) $1 million annually.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Russell ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 116. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 116, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAddie Russell Incumbent 100% 33,329
Total Votes 33,329

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Russell ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. She defeated David Forsythe (R) in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, she was also listed as a candidate of the Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 118 2010
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Addie Russell (D) 18,341
David Forsythe (R) 14,809

2008

On November 4, 2008 Russell won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 118, defeating opponent Robert Cantwell (R).

Russell raised $278,825 for her campaign while Cantwell raised $80,136.[8]

New York State Assembly, District 118 2008
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Addie Russell (D) 24,843
Robert Cantwell (R) 17,423

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Russell received $91,354 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]


Personal

Russell and her husband, James, have one child; Aaron.[10]

Recent news

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Preceded by
Anthony Brindisi (D)
New York Assembly District 116
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 118
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Marc Butler (R)