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Brian Kolb
Brian Kolb.jpg
New York State Assembly District 131
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 15
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesSaint Petersburg Junior College, 1980
Bachelor'sRoberts Wesleyan College, 1996
Master'sRoberts Wesleyan College, 1998
Date of birth08/14/1952
Place of birthRochester, NY
ProfessionNotary Public, New York Department of State
Office website
Brian Kolb is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 131 since 2013 and currently serving as Minority Leader. He previously represented District 129 from February 2000 to 2013 after winning a special election. Kolb is also a member of the school board for Honeoye Central School and Ontario County Board of Supervisors; and town supervision for the Town of Richmond.

Kolb is a notary public for the New York Department of State; a major in the New York Guard; a consultant for Stone Bridge Business Partners; and an adjunct professor for Roberts Wesleyan College. His other professional experiences include president of the refractions technologies corporation; vice president of operations and co-founder of North American Filter Corporation; marketing manager for Pollinger Corporation; and sales manager for Cansten Corporation.

Kolb earned an AA from Saint Petersburg Junior College and a BS and MS from Roberts Wesleyan College. He and his wife, Lauren, have three children; Britton, Clayton, and Kylie.[1]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kolb served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Brian Kolb (New York) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Kolb ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 131. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 131, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Kolb 100% 44,213
Total Votes 44,213


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Kolb ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2.[5] In addition to his slot on the Republican Party ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and the Conservative Party.

New York State Assembly, District 129 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Kolb (R) 30,246


On November 4, 2008 Kolb won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 129, defeating opponent Noah Sargent (D).

Kolb raised $200,378 for his campaign while Sargent raised $13,905.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 129 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Kolb (R) 32,363
Noah Sargent (D) 16,762

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Kolb received $251,224 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

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Preceded by
Harry Bronson (D)
New York Assembly District 131
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New York Assembly District 129
Succeeded by
William Magnarelli (D)