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}}{{tnr}}'''Aravella Simotas''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 36 since 2011.
{{tnr}}'''Aravella Simotas''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]]. She has represented District 36 since 2011.
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Simotas worked as a federal law clerk before joining the practice of Bickle & Brewer, where she specialized in corporate governance litigation.  She has political experience serving as a district representative to New York City Council officials.  Upon being elected to the New York State Assembly, she became the first Greek-American woman elected to office in New York and the first woman elected to represent her district.
 
Simotas worked as a federal law clerk before joining the practice of Bickle & Brewer, where she specialized in corporate governance litigation.  She has political experience serving as a district representative to New York City Council officials.  Upon being elected to the New York State Assembly, she became the first Greek-American woman elected to office in New York and the first woman elected to represent her district.
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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, Simotas served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 = Banks
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|Committee2 = Consumer Affairs and Protection
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Judiciary
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|Committee5 = Small Business
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Simotas has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Simotas served on the following committees:
* [[Banks Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Energy Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Small Business Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Simotas is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 36. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She is also running on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. [[Julia Haich]] ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes 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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Simotas ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 36. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. She defeated [[Julia Haich]] 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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Revision as of 00:53, 2 April 2013

Aravella Simotas
AravellaSimotas.jpg
New York State Assembly District 36
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEconomics and Philosophy, 1999
J.D.Fordham Law School, 2002
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Aravella Simotas is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 36 since 2011.

Simotas worked as a federal law clerk before joining the practice of Bickle & Brewer, where she specialized in corporate governance litigation. She has political experience serving as a district representative to New York City Council officials. Upon being elected to the New York State Assembly, she became the first Greek-American woman elected to office in New York and the first woman elected to represent her district.

She received her B.A. in economics and philosophy from Fordham University, and her J.D. from Fordham Law School. She lives in Astoria with her husband, John Katsanos

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks
Consumer Affairs and Protection
Energy
Judiciary
Small Business

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Simotas ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 36. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. She defeated Julia Haich in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New York State Assembly, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAravella Simotas Incumbent 84.1% 26,331
     Republican Julia Haich 15.9% 4,993
Total Votes 31,324

Endorsements

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Simotas was elected to the New York State Assembly, facing no competition in the November 2 general election.[4] She also was uncontested in the September 14 Democratic primary.

New York State Assembly, District 36 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Aravella Simotas (D) 12,933

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Simotas raised a total of $208,175 in campaign contributions.[5]

Her four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Simotas, Aravella $12,000
Brewer III, William A $7,600
Simotas, Eleni $4,800
Simotas, Aristidis $4,000

Personal

Simotas has a husband, John.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Gianaris (D)
New York Assembly District 36
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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