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Charles Fuschillo
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New York State Senate District 8
In office
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 15
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (b. July 1, 1960) is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 8 since 1999.

Fuschillo has worked in the following positions: Special Assistant to the Nassau County Board of Supervisors, Research and Fiscal Analyst for a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Legislative Aide for the New York State Senate and Assembly, Chief Operating Officer of the Education and Assistance Corporation, Chief Deputy County Clerk for Nassau County, and Assistant Director of the Nassau County Office of Labor Relations.

Fuschillo earned his BBA in Finance from Adelphi University in 1982. He was also an MBA candidate at Adelphi University.

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Chair
Civil Service and Pensions
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business
Consumer Protection
Energy and Telecommunications


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fuschillo served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fuschillo served on these committees:


Fuschillo comments on property tax cap[1]

Campaign themes


Fuschillo's senate website details several legislative priorities and accomplishments:

  • Privacy/ID Theft: "Senator Fuschillo sponsored a landmark law to safeguard people’s privacy and protect them from identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. He authored the law requiring businesses and government agencies to notify consumers when their personal information is compromised as a result of a security breach. Senator Fuschillo also wrote the law allowing consumers to block outside access to their credit information by placing a security freeze on their credit reports. "
  • Job Creation: "To create jobs and enhance New York State’s economy, Senator Fuschillo helped develop the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park at Farmingdale State College, which serves as a home to established and startup biotechnology companies."
  • Consumer Protection: "To help further protect consumers, Senator Fuschillo authored New York State's Telemarketer 'Do Not Call' Registry law, and also sponsored the law which raised the maximum fine for price gouging to $25,000 per violation. "
  • Public Safety: "In the battle to combat drunk driving in New York State, Senator Fuschillo has been leading the fight. He authored some of the most sweeping drunk driving reforms of the last quarter century in New York State. He sponsored laws which lowered New York State's legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level from .10 to .08; enacted tougher penalties for repeat offenders and those who drive with an elevated BAC; and expanded the use of ignition interlock devices to keep convicted DWI offenders from drinking and driving again."
  • Public Health: "To protect the public health, Senator Fuschillo wrote the law to amend the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act, which made worksites and public places smoke free. The State has experienced a significant reduction in non-smokers’ exposure to second hand smoke since the law was enacted in 2003."



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Fuschillo ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 8. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012; he also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets. Fuschillo defeated Carol Gordon (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

New York State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Fuschillo Incumbent 59.2% 68,677
     Democratic Carol Gordon 40.8% 47,317
Total Votes 115,994


Fuschillo was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Carol Gordon (D) in the general election.[3] He ran as a member of the Republican, Independence, Tax Revolt, and Conservative party.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Fuschillo (R) 53,439
Carol Gordon (D) 29,384


On November 4, 2008 Charles Fuschillo won the election for New York State Senate, District 8 with 74,374 votes.

Fuschillo raised $700,264 for his campaign.[4]

New York State Senate, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Fuschillo (R) 74,374
Carol A. Gordon (D) 48,492

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Listed below are the largest contributors to Fuschillo's 2010 campaign.[5]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Fuschillo's campaign in 2010
Fuschillo Capital Club$19,139
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East$14,500
Physicians Reciprocal Insurers$12,000
Citizens for Tom Gulotta$10,000
Maxim Group$10,000
Total Raised in 2010 $437,088


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Charles Fuschillo's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Abrams Fensterman Fensterman Flowers Greenberg & Eisman $10,000
Citizens for Tom Gulotta $10,000
Friends for the Election of Dean Skelos $9,500
Physicians Reciprocal Insurers $9,500
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $9,500


Fuschillo and his wife, Ellen, have three children.

Professional experience

  • Assistant Director, Nassau County Office of Labor Relations
  • Chief Deputy County Clerk, Nassau County
  • Chief Operating Officer, Education and Assistance Corporation
  • Legislative Aide, New York State Senate and Assembly
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Research and Fiscal Analyst, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Special Assistant, Nassau County Board of Supervisors



District Office:

5550 Merrick Road

Suite 205

Massapequa, New York 11758-6238

Phone: 516-882-0630

Fax: 516-882-0636

Albany Office:

Room 615 LOB

Albany, New York 12247

Phone: 518-455-3341

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