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Aravella Simotas
New York State Assembly, District 36
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Website House site
Aravella Simotas is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. She has represented 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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Simotas has been appointed to the following committees:



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.[1] 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


In 2010, Simotas raised a total of $208,175 in campaign contributions.[2]

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Gianaris (D)
New York Assembly - District 36
Succeeded by