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David Carlucci

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David Carlucci
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New York Senate District 38
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCornell University
Personal
ProfessionTown Clerk
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Carlucci is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 38 since 2011.

Carlucci graduated from Rockland Community College before attending Cornell University, where he received his B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations. He later served three terms as the Clarkstown Town Clerk, during which his notable achievements included improving accessibility to local government by digitizing records and staggering office hours.

He is currently married to Lauren Grossberg and lives in Clarkstown, NY.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
Energy and Telecommunications
Infrastructure and Capital Investment
Insurance
Investigations and Government Operations
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Chair
Racing, Gaming and Wagering
Rules
Transportation
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carlucci served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Carlucci ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 38. Carlucci ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Carlucci defeated Janis A. Castaldi (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1]

Grant M. Valentine initially filed to challenge Carlucci in the primary, but Carlucci challenged Valentine's petitions, ultimately getting him removed from the ballot.[2]


New York State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Carlucci Incumbent 70.6% 75,428
     Republican Janis A. Castaldi 29.4% 31,460
Total Votes 106,888

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Carlucci defeated Grant Vallentine in the September 14 Democratic primary. Carlucci defeated Scott Vanderhoef (R) in the general election on November 2.[3] Carlucci ran as a member of the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families party.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 38 (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png David Carlucci (D) 51,515
Scott Vanderhoef (R) 45,605

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Carlucci raised a total of $562,553 in campaign contributions.[4]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte of New York $248,888
Savino for New York $19,000
New Yorkers for Klein $19,000
Friends of David Carlucci $12,000

Issues

Campaign themes

Carlucci's campaign website lists six main issues:

  • Reform Albany: "I will fight from my first moment in office to reform the way the State Senate conducts business. Without that reform, we won’t be able to tackle the pressing issue of exploding property taxes, we won’t be able to fix our outdated property tax formula, and we won’t be able to stop pitting the education of our school children against the economic interests of property owners. First and foremost, we must reform the way Albany works, and we can't trust the people who have created this mess to clean it up."

CapitalTonight.com - Senate Struggle for Power - 38th District[5]
  • Jobs Plan: "David believes that the most important issue facing the District is the economy. The recent loss of such local employers as Pfizer, Dress Barn, and Mirant have reduced the jobs available in Rockland by approximately 2,500 and led to a loss in tax revenue of over $50 million. The unemployment rate in our District has doubled in the past ten years. David is proposing a four point plan, including an emergency two year job plan and a Strategic Jobs Incentive Program, to begin the critical process of growing the local job market. "
  • Property Tax Reform: "Over the past ten years in our District, the population has stagnated while property taxes have doubled. As companies continue to leave the area, the burden on individual taxpayers to provide the necessary funding to cover our District’s considerable costs has increased greatly. This troubling trend will prevent citizens from buying or keeping homes and raising families in our District. David proposes a plan to cap property tax increases and consolidate resources to help reduce the crippling burden placed on individual taxpayers."
  • MTA Tax Reform: "Several counties and county executives have filed lawsuits to block the MTA Tax. The current gap in service to payments sits at $60 million in Rockland and $42 million in Orange. Gross mismanagement is blamed for 1/3 of the MTA’s current fiscal debt. The additional tax will push businesses out of New York and increase the already high financial burden on local families. David wants to stop using the issue as a political football and start working toward a real solution."
  • Medicaid Reform: "Medicaid is a Federal Program that disburses money annually. In New York, the federal government pays New York State, New York State pays its counties, and the counties pay the service providers. Fraud is investigated at each level, and under the current system, whoever finds the fraud keeps the money. The current system leads to redundant resources, unshared information, and competing interests, all of which are ineffective and costly. David proposes Medicaid fraud reform, which would save us approximately $200 million, as well as creating a more efficient distribution system."
  • Hydrofracking: ""Hydrofracking," the process of using water and chemicals to release trapped deposits of natural gas in shale shelves, in many respects is New York's equivalent to the Gulf's deep water oil drilling process...and must be treated as such. Whether to allow unchecked hydrofracking in New York comes down to weighing the very real environmental impact concerns against potential economic benefits. This May, New York State passed a one year moratorium on hydrofracking. Pennsylvania allowed hydrofracking and has experienced watershed pollution as a result. As a pro-business Democrat, David will get behind proposals that would help stimulate the economy upstate and lessen our dependence on foreign oil, but only if we can ensure that any such process is safe for New Yorkers. We need only look at the Gulf oil disaster to see what happens without the necessary precautions. "

Endorsement

Carlucci has been highlighted as a "critical progressive candidate" by the People for the American Way.[6] Other endorsements:[7]

  • John Hall, U.S. Representative
  • Ellen Jaffee
  • Empire State Pride Agenda
  • New York State United Teachers Union
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Plumbers Local Union 1
  • Orange County Democratic Committee of New York Rockland County, Democratic Committee of New York
  • The Working Families Party of New York
  • CWA Local 1107
  • Transit Workers Union (TWU), Local 100
  • Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA)
  • The Stonewall Club of Rockland County
  • Town of Clarkstown, Democratic Committee
  • Town of Orangetown, Democratic Committee
  • Town of Haverstraw, Democratic Committee
  • Town of Warwick, Democratic Committee
  • Village of Piermont, Democratic Committee
  • Rockland Women's Political Caucus, Inc.
  • Rockland Progressive Democratic Caucus[8]

Pay raise

Carlucci turned down a pay raise as town clerk of Clarkstown, New York.[9] His opponent, Scott Vanderhoef received scrutiny for giving himself a pay raise of 12.5 percent in 2009.[10]

Personal

Carlucci has a wife, Lauren.

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