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Charles Lavine
New York State Assembly District 13
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 10
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1969
J.D.New York Law School, 1972
Date of birth08/14/1947
Place of birthMarinette, WI
Office website
Charles D. Lavine (b. August 14, 1947) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Lavine's political experience also includes being a member of the Glen Cove City Council; a committee member, a chair, and vice chair of the Glen Cove Democratic Committee; and a committee person for the Nassau County Democratic Committee.


Lavine earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1969, and a JD from the New York Law School in 1972. Lavine is a practitioner. His professional experience includes being a lawyer in private practice, a partner of Grossman, Lavine, and Rinaldo, a public defender for the Legal Aid Society, in the City of New York, and an instructor of Cardoza Law School's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. [1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics and Guidance, Chair
Higher Education
Social Services


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


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Lavine ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 13. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Louis Imbroto ran unopposed in the Republican primary; he also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. He defeated Jeffery J. Peress and Louis Imbroto in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Lavine Incumbent 63.3% 29,089
     Republican Louis Imbroto 35.8% 16,470
     Green Jeffery J. Peress 0.9% 395
Total Votes 45,954


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Levine ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Robert Germino, Jr. (R) in the general election on November 2.[4] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 13 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Lavine (D) 21,594
Robert Germino, Jr. (R) 16,996


On November 4, 2008 Lavine won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 13, defeating opponent George McMenamin (R).

Lavine raised $133,087 for his campaign while McMenamin raised $7,050.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 13 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Lavine (D) 35,960
George McMenamin (R) 19,118

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Lavine received $155,399 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Lavine's campaign in 2010
New York State United Teachers$3,800
Msbcb Enterprises Inc$3,800
New York State Trial Lawyers$3,800
Schein, Audrey A$3,700
International Glatt Kosher Cuisine$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $155,399


In 2008, a year in which Lavine was up for re-election, he collected $133,087 in donations.[7]

Donor Amount
New York State Association of Realtors $3,400
Marilyn Gottlieb $2,500
Inn at Great Neck Inc $2,500
Diane Yatauro $2,000


Lavine and his wife, Ronnie, have two children; Gregory and Andria.

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