Christopher Friend

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Christopher Friend
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New York State Assembly District 137
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Christopher Friend is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 137 since 2011.

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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Friend has been appointed to the following committees:



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


In 2010, Friend raised a total of $82,558 in campaign contributions.[1]

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


Friend and his wife Renee have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas O'Mara (R)
New York Assembly - District 137
Succeeded by