Brian Foley

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Brian Foley
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New York State Senate District 3
Former Senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Senator
Brian Foley was a Democratic member of the New York State Senate. Foley was County Legislator for Suffolk County Legislature in 1993. He is also the founder of the Environmental Quality Review Board. He was Town Supervisor for Brookhaven in Suffolk County from 2005 to 2007. He joined the New York State Senate in 2009 and served in that position until 2010, representing the 3rd district. Foley earned his BA in American Studies from St. Michael's College.



Foley was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic Primary. He was defeated by Lee Zeldin (R) in the general election.[1] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Working Families Party.


On November 4, 2008 Brian Foley won the election for New York State Senate, District 3 with 67,480 votes.

Foley raised $1,329,006 for his campaign.[2]

New York State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Foley (D) 67,480
Caesar Trunzo (R) 46,758

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Brian Foley's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State Democratic Party $577,850
Citizens for Brian Foley $130,527
New York Democratic Senate Campaign CMTE $60,000
Suffolk Country Democratic CMTE $12,500
Duffy Duffy & Burdo $10,000


Senator Foley discusses health care proxy legislation[3]

Campaign themes

Foley's senate site details his legislative priorities: "His top priorities include cutting property taxes for Suffolk’s working families, delivering education aid to our schools, alleviating the home foreclosure crisis, and providing jobs and healthcare for residents in the 3rd Senate District."


  • BA, American Studies, St. Michael's College.

Professional experience

  • Senator, New York State Senate, 2008-present
  • Brookhaven Town Supervisor, Suffolk County, 2005-2007
  • Founder, Environmental Quality Review Board
  • County Legislator, Suffolk County Legislature, 1993

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Foley served on the following committees:


Foley and his wife have two children.

External links

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Political offices
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New York Senate District 3
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