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}}{{tnr}}'''Barbara Lifton''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 125 since 2003. Lifton has political experience as the treasurer of the 3rd Ward, Ithaca City Democratic Committee and member of the Democratic Response Group and Tompkins County Democratic Committee.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Barbara Lifton''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 125|District 125]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.  
  
Lifton's professional experiences include chief of staff for New York State Assemblymember Marty Luster and an english teacher for Ithica Schools and Geneseo Central School.
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Lifton has political experience as the treasurer of the 3rd Ward, Ithaca City Democratic Committee and as a member of the Democratic Response Group and the Tompkins County Democratic Committee.
  
Lifton earned her BA and MA in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo.  She and her husband, Don, have three children.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=44214 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lifton]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Lifton earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=44214 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Lifton,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref> Her professional experience includes serving as chief of staff for New York State Assembly member Marty Luster and working as an English teacher for Ithaca Schools and Geneseo Central School.
  
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{NY HD125 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Lifton ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 125. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. She was unchallenged 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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Lifton ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 125. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. She was unchallenged 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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===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Lifton was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. She defeated [[Thomas Reynolds]] (R) in the general election.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref>
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Lifton was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. She defeated [[Thomas Reynolds]] (R) in the 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>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008]]''
  
On November 4, 2008 Lifton won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 125. She ran unopposed.  
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On November 4, 2008, Lifton won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 125. She ran unopposed.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/Elections/2008/Primary/2008PrimaryReturns.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2008/General/NYSAssembly08.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
Lifton raised $2,558 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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Lifton raised $2,558 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money'', "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 20142
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly, District 125]]
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|totalraised2010 = 47244
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|New York State Assembly, District 125]]
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|totalraised2008 = 2558
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008|New York State Assembly, District 125]]
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|totalraised2006 = 40852
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2006|New York State Assembly, District 125]]
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|totalraised2004 = 13927
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2004|New York State Assembly, District 125]]
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|totalraised2002 = 126008
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2002|New York State Assembly, District 125]]
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|total raised = 20142
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|org1 = New York State United Teachers
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|org2 = Gomer, Adelaide
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|org3 = Laborers Inter Union of NA Local 785 Pac
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|org4 = Wittink, Alicia P
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|org5 = New York State Podiatric Medical Association
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|orgamount1 = 4100
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|orgamount2 = 3500
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|orgamount3 = 2000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Lifton received $47,244 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Lifton received $47,244 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Scorecards==
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==Personal==
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Lifton and her husband, Don, have three children.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=44214 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Lifton,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
 
==Recent news==
 
==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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==External links==
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Barbara-Lifton New York Assembly - Rep. Barbara Lifton]  
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Barbara-Lifton Profile from the New York State Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000139/barbara-lifton/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=44214 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=44214 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=44214 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=44214 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96068 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83296 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72424 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=46134 2002]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135634 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118124 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96068 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83296 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72424 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=46134 2002]
  
 
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Barbara Lifton
Barbara Lifton.jpg
New York State Assembly District 125
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Geneseo, 1973
Master'sState University of New York at Geneseo, 1985
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Barbara Lifton is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 125. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Lifton has political experience as the treasurer of the 3rd Ward, Ithaca City Democratic Committee and as a member of the Democratic Response Group and the Tompkins County Democratic Committee.

Biography

Lifton earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo.[1] Her professional experience includes serving as chief of staff for New York State Assembly member Marty Luster and working as an English teacher for Ithaca Schools and Geneseo Central School.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Election Law
Environmental Conservation
Higher Education
Mental Health

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lifton 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 Barbara Lifton is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Herbert Masser, Jr. is unopposed in the Republican primary. Lifton is also running on the Working Families Party.[2]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Lifton ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 125. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Assembly, District 125, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Lifton Incumbent 100% 36,896
Total Votes 36,896

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Lifton was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. She defeated Thomas Reynolds (R) in the general election.[6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 125 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Lifton (D) 22,410
Thomas Reynolds (R) 13,444

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Lifton won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 125. She ran unopposed.[8][9]

Lifton raised $2,558 for her campaign.[10]

New York State Assembly, District 125 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Lifton (D) 34,768

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barbara Lifton is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Barbara Lifton raised a total of $250,731 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[11]

Barbara Lifton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 125 Won $20,142
2010 New York State Assembly, District 125 Won $47,244
2008 New York State Assembly, District 125 Won $2,558
2006 New York State Assembly, District 125 Won $40,852
2004 New York State Assembly, District 125 Won $13,927
2002 New York State Assembly, District 125 Won $126,008
Grand Total Raised $250,731

2012

Barbara Lifton won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Barbara Lifton raised a total of $20,142.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Lifton's campaign in 2012
New York State United Teachers$4,100
Gomer, Adelaide$3,500
Laborers Inter Union of NA Local 785 Pac$2,000
Wittink, Alicia P$1,000
New York State Podiatric Medical Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$20,142
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Lifton received $47,244 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Lifton's campaign in 2010
New York State United Teachers$3,800
Gomer, Adelaide$3,800
Tompkins County Democratic Cmte$2,700
Wittink, Alicia P$1,000
New York State Nurses Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $47,244

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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.[13]

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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.
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Personal

Lifton and her husband, Don, have three children.[14]

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