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|Name = Addie Russell
 
|Name = Addie Russell
 
|Profile picture =AddieRussell.jpg
 
|Profile picture =AddieRussell.jpg
|Position = New York State Assembly District 118
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|Position = New York State Assembly District 116
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2009 - Present
 
|Tenure = 2009 - Present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 7, 2013]]
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
|Assumed office = 2009
 
|Assumed office = 2009
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
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|Base salary = $79,500/year
 
|Base salary = $79,500/year
|Per diem = $61/half day and $171/full day
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|Per diem = $171/full day; $61/half day
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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|First elected = 2008
 
|First elected = 2008
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
 
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|Office website = http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=118
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|Office website = http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=116
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Addie Russell''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 116 since 2013. She previously represented District 118 from 2009 to 2013. Russell was also a legislator for the Jefferson County Board.
{{tnr}}'''Addie Russell''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]]. She has represented District 118 since 2009. Russell was also a legislator for the Jefferson County Board.
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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.
 
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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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Russell served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New York
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
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|Committee3 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee4 = Energy
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|Committee5 = Local Governments
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|Committee6 - Veterans' Affairs
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Russell has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Russell served on the following committees:
* [[Agriculture Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Energy Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Local Governments Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|year = 2011
*Subcommittee on Export Trade
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|Chamber = State Assembly
* [[Veterans' Affairs Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
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|Committee3 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee4 = Energy
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|Committee5 = Local Governments
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|Committee6 = Veterans' Affairs
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Russell served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Russell served on the following committees:
* [[Agriculture Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Banks Committee, New York Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Collapse=Yes
* [[Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Local Governments Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Veterans' Affairs Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Banks
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|Committee3 = Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
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|Committee4 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee5 = Local Governments
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|Committee6 = Veterans' Affairs
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Pension sweeteners===
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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>
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*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>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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Russell ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|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. <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
 
Russell ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|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. <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = New York State Assembly, District 116, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|winner1 = Addie Russell
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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{{State leg donor}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Russell received $91,354 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
 
In 2010, Russell received $91,354 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=118 New York Assembly - Rep. Addie Russell]  
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=116 New York Assembly - Rep. Addie Russell]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=110387 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=110387 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=110387 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=110387 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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Revision as of 23:46, 3 April 2013

Addie Russell
AddieRussell.jpg
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 Russell is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 116 since 2013. She previously represented District 118 from 2009 to 2013. Russell was also a legislator for the Jefferson County Board.

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.

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.[1]

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]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Addie Russell's campaign in 2010
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte Of New York$26,270
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte$5,000
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$4,000
Speakerpac$3,800
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$3,800
Total Raised in 2010 $91,354

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Political offices
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)