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Christopher Friend
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New York State Assembly District 124
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
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
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 137
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire
Master'sState University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D.State University of New York at Buffalo
Office website
Christopher S. Friend is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 124. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

He previously represented District 137 in the Assembly from 2011 to 2013. Friend has been involved with local government for the Town of Big Flats and elected to the Chemung County Legislature.


Friend earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from State University of New York at Buffalo.[1]

Committee assignments


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

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


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



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.[2][3]

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


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

Comprehensive donor information for Christopher Friend is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Christopher Friend raised a total of $101,633 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[4]

Christopher Friend's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 124 Won $19,075
2010 New York State Assembly, District 137 Won $82,558
Grand Total Raised $101,633


Christopher Friend won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Christopher Friend raised a total of $19,075.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christopher Friend's campaign in 2012
Friend, Christopher S$11,800
Seneca Nation of Indians$1,500
Potter, John P$600
Friend, Charles R$500
Friends of Tom Omara$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,075
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, Friend raised a total of $82,558 in campaign contributions.[5]

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
William Barclay (R)
New York Assembly District 124
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Thomas O'Mara (R)
New York Assembly District 137
Succeeded by
David Gantt (D)