|New York Senate District 9|
|1985 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||29|
|Temporary Co-President of the Senate|
|2012 - present|
|Co-Majority Leader, New York State Senate|
|2011 - present|
|Minority Leader, New York State Senate|
|2009 - 2010|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 1984|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|1981 to 1983|
|J.D.||Fordham Law School|
|Birthday||February 16, 1948|
|Place of birth||Rockville Centre, NY|
Skelos served in the New York State Assembly from 1981 to 1983. From 1995 to 2008, he was Deputy Majority Leader for Legislative Operations. He was briefly Temporary President/Majority Leader in the senate in 2009. He previously served as Minority Leader in the 2009-2010 session.
Skelos works as Counsel for Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Professional Corporation.
Skelos earned his BA in History from Washington College in 1970. He went on to receive his JD from Fordham Law School in 1975.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Skelos served on these committees:
- Rules Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Skelos served on these committees:
In June 2012, Skelos led the fight against a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that would have decriminalized the display of small amounts of marijuana. While possessing small amounts of marijuana is legal in the state, showing it to a police officer is not legal. Ultimately, Republicans were able to defeat the measure.
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Skelos ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 9. 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. Skelos defeated Thomas H. Feffer (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Dean Skelos Incumbent||60.7%||68,816|
|Democratic||Thomas H. Feffer||39.3%||44,646|
Skelos ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated George Sava(D) in the general election. Skelos is running as a member of the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party.
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 9 (2010)|
|Dean Skelos (R)||59,252|
|George Sava (D)||30,804|
On November 4, 2008 Dean Skelos won the election for New York State Senate, District 9 with 82,410 votes.
Skelos raised $903,024 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 9 (2008)|
|Dean Skelos (R)||82,410|
|Roy D. Simon (D)||45,038|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
As of August 2012, Skelos had received $9,500 from the Correctional Officers Benevolent Association, a public sector prison union, during the 2011-2012 campaign cycle.
Listed below are the largest contributors to Skelos's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dean Skelos's campaign in 2010|
|Uniformed Sanitation Men's Association Local 831||$16,000|
|Cameron Engineering & Associates||$13,800|
|New York State Police Investigators Association||$13,600|
|New York State Correctional Officers||$12,750|
|Physicians Reciprocal Insurers||$12,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,163,554|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Dean Skelos' 2008 campaign.
|Physicians Reciprocal Insurers||$14,500|
|Roger B. Tilles||$12,000|
|New York State Police Investigators Association||$11,850|
|New York State Court Clerks Association||$11,300|
|New York State AFL-CIO||$10,500|
Skelos and his wife Gail have one child.
- Dean Skelos' official campaign website
- Official New York State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Dean Skelos on Facebook
- Dean Skelos on Twitter
- New York Times, "Divide in Albany Kills Proposal on Marijuana," June 19, 2012
- 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
- New York Times NY state legislative election results
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Dean's 2008 campaign contributions
- Influence Explorer, "Correctional Officers Benevolent Association," accessed August 24, 2012
- Follow the Money "Skelos's 2010 Campaign contributions
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