|New York State Assembly District 124|
|2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|New York State Assembly District 137|
|Bachelor's||University of New Hampshire|
|Master's||State University of New York at Buffalo|
|Ph.D.||State University of New York at Buffalo|
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.
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:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Children and Families|
|• Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development|
- 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.
|New York State Assembly, District 124, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Christopher Friend Incumbent||100%||37,789|
- 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|
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.
|Christopher Friend's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 124||$19,075|
|2010||New York State Assembly, District 137||$82,558|
|Grand Total Raised||$101,633|
2012Christopher 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.
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.
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- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Friend
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Friend, Christopher" Accessed September 25, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
William Barclay (R)
|New York Assembly District 124
| Succeeded by|
Thomas O'Mara (R)
|New York Assembly District 137
| Succeeded by|
David Gantt (D)
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