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|Name = Christopher Friend
political position  = [[New York State Assembly|New York State Assembly, District 137]]|
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|Position = New York State Assembly District 124
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|Status = Incumbent
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|Tenure = 2011 - Present
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|Assumed office = 2011
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}}{{tnr}}'''Christopher Friend''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]]. He has represented District 137 since 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Christopher S. Friend''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 124 since 2013. He previously represented District 137 from 2011 to 2013.
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Though trained as a chemist, Friend has been involved with local government for the Town of Big Flats and elected to the Chemung County Legislature before running for assembly.
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He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire as well as a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from SUNY Buffalo.  He and his wife Renee have four children, Brianna, Joshua, Ashley, and Elijah.
  
 
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Friend served on the following committees:
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Aging
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|Committee2 = Children and Families
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|Committee3 = Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
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|Committee4 = Housing
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|Committee5 = Local Governments
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Friend has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Friend served on the following committees:
* [[Children and Families Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Energy Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Health Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Housing Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|year = 2011
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|Committee1 = Children and Families
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|Committee2 = Energy
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|Committee3 = Health
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|Committee4 = Housing
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|Committee5 = Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
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==Elections==
 
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
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Friend ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 124. 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.<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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==Campaign donors==
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In 2010, Friend raised a total of $82,558 in campaign contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132048 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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His three largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
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| Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York
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| Friends for Winner
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==Personal==
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Friend and his wife Renee have four children.
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=91465 Official Project Vote Smart Biography]
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Christopher-S-Friend House website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=91465 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=91465 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132048 2010]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:42, 3 April 2013

Christopher Friend
Christopher Friend.jpg
New York State Assembly District 124
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire
Master'sState University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D.State University of New York at Buffalo
Personal
ProfessionChemist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Christopher S. Friend is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 124 since 2013. He previously represented District 137 from 2011 to 2013.

Though trained as a chemist, Friend has been involved with local government for the Town of Big Flats and elected to the Chemung County Legislature before running for assembly.

He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire as well as a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from SUNY Buffalo. He and his wife Renee have four children, Brianna, Joshua, Ashley, and Elijah.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Children and Families
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Housing
Local Governments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Friend ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 124. 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.[1][2]

New York State Assembly, District 124, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Friend Incumbent 100% 37,789
Total Votes 37,789

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Friend defeated Paul Marcellus in the September 14 Republican primary. Friend defeated James Hare (D) and Paul Marcellus (Conservative) in the general election on November 2.

New York State Assembly, District 137 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Friend (R) 21,248
James Hare (D) 10,844
Paul Marcellus (C) 1,677

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Friend raised a total of $82,558 in campaign contributions.[3]

His three largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Friend, Christopher S $37,216
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York $15,000
Friends for Winner $3,000

Personal

Friend and his wife Renee have four children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Barclay (R)
New York Assembly District 124
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Thomas O'Mara (R)
New York Assembly District 137
2011-2013
Succeeded by
David Gantt (D)