|New York State Assembly District 36|
|2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$61/half day and $171/full day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Economics and Philosophy, 1999|
|J.D.||Fordham Law School, 2002|
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
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Simotas served on the following committees:
- Banks Committee, New York State Assembly
- Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, New York State Assembly
- Energy Committee, New York State Assembly
- Judiciary Committee, New York State Assembly
- Small Business Committee, New York State Assembly
- 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.
|New York State Assembly, District 36, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Aravella Simotas Incumbent||84.1%||26,331|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
|New York State Assembly, District 36 2010|
|Aravella Simotas (D)||12,933|
In 2010, Simotas raised a total of $208,175 in campaign contributions.
Her four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|Brewer III, William A||$7,600|
Simotas has a husband, John.
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- New York Times NY state legislative election results
- 2010 campaign contributions
Michael Gianaris (D)
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