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}}{{tnr}}'''Aravella Simotas''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 36 since 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Aravella Simotas''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 36|District 36]].  She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
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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She served as a district representative to New York City Council officials.
  
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
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==Biography==
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She earned her B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Fordham University and her J.D. from Fordham Law School.  Her professional experience includes working as a federal law clerk before joining the practice of Bickle & Brewer, where she specialized in corporate governance litigation.  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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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
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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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/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>
  
 
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====Endorsements====
 
*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 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.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref> She also was uncontested in the September 14 Democratic primary.
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Simotas was elected to the [[New York State Assembly]], facing no competition in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2010/Primary/2010PrimaryElectionResults.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref> She also was uncontested in the September 14 Democratic primary.
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Aravella Simotas
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|Full name = Aravella Simotas
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = September 24, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=148192 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Simotas, Aravella" accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 88489
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012| New York State Assembly, District 36]]
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|totalraised2010 = 208175
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010| New York State Assembly, District 36]]
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|name = Aravella Simotas
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|office= New York State Assembly
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 88489
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|org1 = Levron Inc
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|org2 = Newman, Jay H
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|org3 = New York State Troopers
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|org4 = Rontso Levkos Llc
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|org5 = Morning Glory Taxi
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|orgamount1 = 4100
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|orgamount2 = 4000
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|orgamount3 = 3000
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|orgamount4 = 2500
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|orgamount5 = 2500
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|}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
In 2010, Simotas raised a total of $208,175 in campaign contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133174 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Simotas raised a total of $208,175 in campaign contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133174 ''Follow the Money'', "2010 campaign contributions," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
Her four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
 
Her four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
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==Scorecards==
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==Endorsements==
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===2012===
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In 2012, Simotas’ endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
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*32BJ/SEIU
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Simotas has a husband, John.
 
Simotas has a husband, John.
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==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]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=036 House website]
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=036 Profile from the New York State Assembly]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127911 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000195/aravella-simotas/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=127911 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127911 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133174 2010]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=127911 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135712 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133174 2010]
  
 
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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$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFordham University, 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. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

She served as a district representative to New York City Council officials.

Biography

She earned her B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Fordham University and her J.D. from Fordham Law School. Her professional experience includes working as a federal law clerk before joining the practice of Bickle & Brewer, where she specialized in corporate governance litigation. 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.

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

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 Aravella Simotas is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Simotas is also running on the Working Families Party ticket.[1]

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.[2][3][4]

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

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.[5][6] 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

Comprehensive donor information for Aravella Simotas is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Aravella Simotas raised a total of $296,664 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[7]

Aravella Simotas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 36 Won $88,489
2010 New York State Assembly, District 36 Won $208,175
Grand Total Raised $296,664

2012

Aravella Simotas won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Aravella Simotas raised a total of $88,489.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Aravella Simotas's campaign in 2012
Levron Inc$4,100
Newman, Jay H$4,000
New York State Troopers$3,000
Rontso Levkos Llc$2,500
Morning Glory Taxi$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$88,489
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Simotas raised a total of $208,175 in campaign contributions.[8]

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

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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.[9]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

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.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Simotas’ endorsements included the following:[10]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Simotas has a husband, John.

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