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|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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|Next election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Prior office =New York State Assembly District 118
 
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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 2008.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Addie J. Russell''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 116|District 116]].  She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  
She previously represented District 118 in the Assembly from 2009 to 2013. Russell was also a legislator for the Jefferson County Board.
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She previously represented District 118 in the Assembly from 2009 to 2013. Russell also served as a legislator for the Jefferson County Board.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==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.<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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Russell earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany, her J.D. 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'', "Biography of Rep. Russell,” accessed August 1, 2014]</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.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Pension sweeteners===
 
===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.<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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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 ''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>
  
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
===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>
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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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===2014===
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{{NY HD116 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
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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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/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/CandidateList09132012PrimaryCandidatesAll.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/2012PrimaryResultsSept.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/AD_04-09-2013.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008]]''
  
On November 4, 2008 Russell won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 118, defeating opponent Robert Cantwell (R).  
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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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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Russell raised $278,825 for her campaign while Cantwell raised $80,136.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money'', "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|year = 2008
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|Editdate = September 25, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=10097 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Russell, Addie" accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 25914
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly, District 116]]
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|totalraised2010 = 91354
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|New York State Assembly, District 118]]
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|totalraised2008 = 278825
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008|New York State Assembly, District 118]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 25914
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|org1 = Workers East
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|org2 = New York State United Teachers
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|org3 = International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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|org4 = Upstate Niagara Cooperative
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|org5 = Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Cmte
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|orgamount1 = 4100
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|orgamount2 = 3100
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|orgamount3 = 1750
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000|}}
 
===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>
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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," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $91,354
 
|total raised = $91,354
|org1 = Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte Of New York
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|org1 = Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York
 
|org2 = Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte
 
|org2 = Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte
|org3 = International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers
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|org3 = International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
 
|org4 = Speakerpac
 
|org4 = Speakerpac
 
|org5 = 1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East
 
|org5 = 1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East
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|orgdonor5 = $3,800
 
|orgdonor5 = $3,800
 
|}}
 
|}}
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==Scorecards==
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{{New York legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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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Russell and her husband, James, have one child; Aaron.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=110387 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Russell,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[New York State Assembly]]
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*[[New York State Assembly#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[New York State Legislature]]
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*[[New York state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=116 New York Assembly - Rep. Addie Russell]  
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=116 Profile from the New York State Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000187/addie-russell/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[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]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111358 2008]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=153543 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118120 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=111358 2008]
  
 
==References==
 
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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$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 118
2009-2013
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 2008.

She previously represented District 118 in the Assembly from 2009 to 2013. Russell also served as a legislator for the Jefferson County Board.

Biography

Russell earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany, her J.D. 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

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Addie Russell is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John S. Humphrey and John Byrne, III will face off in the Republican primary. Russell J. Finley is running on the Conservative Party ticket. Russell is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Byrne is running on the Independence Party of New York State ticket.[6]

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.[7][8][9]

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

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 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.[10]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Addie Russell is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Addie Russell raised a total of $396,093 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[11]

Addie Russell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 116 Won $25,914
2010 New York State Assembly, District 118 Won $91,354
2008 New York State Assembly, District 118 Won $278,825
Grand Total Raised $396,093

2012

Addie Russell won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Addie Russell raised a total of $25,914.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Addie Russell's campaign in 2012
Workers East$4,100
New York State United Teachers$3,100
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$1,750
Upstate Niagara Cooperative$1,000
Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Cmte$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$25,914
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Russell received $91,354 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

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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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[13]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

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Personal

Russell and her husband, James, have one child; Aaron.[14]

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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)