|New York State Assembly District 137|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$61/half day and $171/full day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of New Hampshire|
|Master's||State University of New York at Buffalo|
|Ph.D.||State University of New York at Buffalo|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Friend has been appointed to the following committees:
- Children and Families Committee, New York State Assembly
- Energy Committee, New York State Assembly
- Health Committee, New York State Assembly
- Housing Committee, New York State Assembly
- Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee, New York State Assembly
- 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.
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
|New York State Assembly, District 137 2010|
|Christopher Friend (R)||21,248|
|James Hare (D)||10,844|
|Paul Marcellus (C)||1,677|
In 2010, Friend raised a total of $82,558 in campaign contributions.
His three largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|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.
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
Thomas O'Mara (R)
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