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Andrew I. Falk

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Andrew Falk
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Former candidate for
New York State Assembly, District 94
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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ProfessionAttorney
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Andrew Falk was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 94 of the New York State Assembly.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Falk's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Andrew decided to run for office because he feels the needs of the middle class are not being met. He is concerned that our elected officials have not been responsive to the challenges of this difficult economy and he worries that the middle class cannot thrive and grow unless they are a priority in Albany."

Time for MTA Tax to end

  • Excerpt: "To shift the MTA's fiscal problems onto businesses is unfair, bad for business and ultimately bad for New York. It is time to end the MTA tax."

Stop Common Core

  • Excerpt: "Our children deserve better and so do we. We must raise our voices together and stop common core."

Tax Relief

  • Excerpt: "When Albany has a good idea, Albany should pay for it. For too long our elected officials have gone up to Albany and 'pushed down' legislation onto our schools, towns and counties. If any new legislation comes down from Albany, it should be fully funded so our local taxes don't increase."
  • Excerpt: "I also am proposing tax credits for businesses that hire employees because the private sector is the engine that runs the economy. Government's role should be to encourage job growth and help businesses bet on themselves. This proposal offsets the risk that businesses worry about when they expand their workforce with a 15% state tax credit when they hire new employees."

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Andrew I. Falk was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Steve Katz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Falk ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets and Katz ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Katz defeated Falk in the general election.[2][3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 94 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Katz Incumbent 53% 19,620
     Democratic Andrew I. Falk 47% 17,432
Total Votes 37,052

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Falk ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 94. Falk ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He was defeated by incumbent Stephen Katz -in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 94, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Katz 54.3% 29,578
     Democratic Andrew I. Falk 45.7% 24,903
Total Votes 54,481

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Falk's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • New York State Troopers PBA
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester-Putnam, Inc
  • Communication Workers of America 1103
  • LIUNA Laborers Local 60
  • Uniformed Fire Officers Association, FDNY

  • New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
  • Police Benevolent Association of NYS
  • AFL-CIO
  • Civil Service Employees Association, CSEA
  • 32BJ SEIU

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