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|Position = New York State Assembly District 143
 
|Position = New York State Assembly District 143
|Status = Incumbent
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|Status = Former Member
|Tenure = 2007 - Present
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|Tenure = 2007 - January 12, 2014
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 7, 2013]]
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|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Dennis H. Gabryszak''' is a former [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 143 from 2006 to January 12, 2014. Gabryszak resigned amid sexual harassment claims from female members on his staff.<ref>[http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/albany-politics/gabryszak-resigns-amid-sexual-harassment-claims-20140112 ''www.buffalonews.com,'' "Gabryszak resigns amid sexual harassment claims," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
{{tnr}}'''Dennis Gabryszak''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 143 since 2007. Gabryszak's political experiences also include supervisor for the Town of Cheektowaga; councilman of the Cheektowaga Town Board; and trustee of the Village of Depew Board.
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Gabryszak's professional experiences include deputy Erie County Clerk for the Erie County Clerks Office and assistant vice president of Citicorp Services Incorporated.  
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Gabryszak's political experiences includes being a supervisor for the Town of Cheektowaga; a councilman for the Cheektowaga Town Board; and a trustee of the Village of Depew Board.
  
Gabryszak attended for business administration at Erie Community College and for business management at the University at Buffalo.  He and his wife, Louise, have two children; Brian and Jennifer.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69230 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gabryszak]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Gabryszak's professional experience includes being the Deputy Erie County Clerk for the Erie County Clerks Office, and assistant Vice President of Citicorp Services Incorporated.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69230 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gabryszak]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gabryszak served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Consumer Affairs and Protection
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|Committee2 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Local Governments
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|Committee5 = Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
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|Committee6 = Transportation
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gabryszak has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gabryszak served on the following committees:
* [[Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Energy Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Local Governments Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|State = New York
*Subcommittee on Child Product Safety
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|year = 2011
*Subcommittee on Volunteer Emergency Services
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|Chamber = State Assembly
* [[Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|Committee1 = Consumer Affairs and Protection
* [[Transportation Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|Committee2 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Local Governments
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|Committee5 = Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
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|Committee6 = Transportation
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gabryszak served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gabryszak served on the following committees:
* [[Banks Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, New York Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
*Subcommittee on Child Product Safety
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|Collapse=Yes
* [[Energy Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Local Governments Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|year = 2009
*Subcommittee on Volunteer Emergency Services
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|Chamber = State Assembly
* [[Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Committee1 = Banks
* [[Transportation Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Committee2 = Consumer Affairs and Protection
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Local Governments
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|Committee5 = Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports
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|Committee6 = Transportation
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Pension sweeteners===
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On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Gabryszak sponsored one of these eight.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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===Sponsored legislation===
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*Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[William Colton]], [[Jeffrion Aubry]], [[William Boyland]], [[Barbara Clark]], [[Vivian Cook]], [[Steven Cymbrowitz]], Gabryszak, [[Earlene Hill Hooper]], [[Jose Rivera]], [[Matthew Titone]], and [[Harvey Weisenberg]], would give all non-correction officers in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision a performance of duty disability benefit worth 75% of their final average salary.  This bill would cost the state an estimated $100,000 in increased pension contributions.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04914&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Gabryszak ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 143. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. He defeated [[Frank M. DeCarlo]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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Gabryszak ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 143. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. He defeated [[Frank M. DeCarlo]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
Gabryszak was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Patrick Mandia]] (R) in the general election.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref>
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Gabryszak was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Patrick Mandia]] (R) in the general election.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008 Gabryszak won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 143, defeating opponent John Kaczorowski (D).  
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On November 4, 2008, Gabryszak won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 143, defeating opponent John Kaczorowski (D).  
  
 
Gabryszak raised $84,516 for his campaign while Kaczorowski raised $5,285.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
 
Gabryszak raised $84,516 for his campaign while Kaczorowski raised $5,285.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Dennis Gabryszak
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|year = 2006
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 129592
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|result2012 = Won
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|totalraised2010 = 103834
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|office2010 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|New York State Assembly, District 143]]
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|totalraised2008 = 84516
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008|New York State Assembly, District 143]]
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|totalraised2006 = 74474
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|result2006 = Won
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===2012===
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|name = Dennis Gabryszak
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|org1 = Niagara Falls Redevelopment
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|org2 = Seneca Nation of Indians
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|org3 = New York State Trial Lawyers
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|org4 = Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters
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|org5 = Buffalo High Tech Centre
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|orgamount1 = 4800
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|orgamount2 = 4100
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|orgamount3 = 3600
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|orgamount4 = 3000
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|orgamount5 = 2860
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|}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Gabryszak received $103,834 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Gabryszak received $103,834 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
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Gabryszak and his wife, Louise, have two children; Brian and Jennifer.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69230 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gabryszak]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Dennis + Gabryszak + New York + Assembly'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Dennis + Gabryszak + New York + Assembly'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=143 New York Assembly - Rep. Dennis Gabryszak]
 
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69230 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69230 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69230 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69230 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96020 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=92720 2006]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135588 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118133 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96020 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=92720 2006]
  
 
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Dennis Gabryszak
Dennis Gabryszak.jpg
New York State Assembly District 143
Former Member
In office
2007 - January 12, 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday11/18/1951
Place of birthBuffalo, NY
ReligionCatholic
CandidateVerification
Dennis H. Gabryszak is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 143 from 2006 to January 12, 2014. Gabryszak resigned amid sexual harassment claims from female members on his staff.[1]

Gabryszak's political experiences includes being a supervisor for the Town of Cheektowaga; a councilman for the Cheektowaga Town Board; and a trustee of the Village of Depew Board.

Biography

Gabryszak's professional experience includes being the Deputy Erie County Clerk for the Erie County Clerks Office, and assistant Vice President of Citicorp Services Incorporated.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Affairs and Protection
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Energy
Local Governments
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gabryszak served on the following committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Gabryszak sponsored one of these eight.[3] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[4] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[5]

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Gabryszak ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 143. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated Frank M. DeCarlo in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 143, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Gabryszak Incumbent 72.7% 39,512
     Republican Frank M. DeCarlo 27.3% 14,802
Total Votes 54,314

2010

Gabryszak was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Patrick Mandia (R) in the general election.[9]

New York State Assembly, District 143 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Gabryszak (D) 26,932
Patrick Mandia (R) 14,107

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gabryszak won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 143, defeating opponent John Kaczorowski (D).

Gabryszak raised $84,516 for his campaign while Kaczorowski raised $5,285.[10]

New York State Assembly, District 143 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Gabryszak (D) 35,834
John Kaczorowski (D) 15,857

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dennis Gabryszak is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Dennis Gabryszak raised a total of $392,416 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[11]

Dennis Gabryszak's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 143 Won $129,592
2010 New York State Assembly, District 143 Won $103,834
2008 New York State Assembly, District 143 Won $84,516
2006 New York State Assembly, District 143 Won $74,474
Grand Total Raised $392,416

2012

Dennis Gabryszak won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Dennis Gabryszak raised a total of $129,592.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Gabryszak's campaign in 2012
Niagara Falls Redevelopment$4,800
Seneca Nation of Indians$4,100
New York State Trial Lawyers$3,600
Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters$3,000
Buffalo High Tech Centre$2,860
Total Raised in 2012$129,592
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Gabryszak received $103,834 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Gabryszak's campaign in 2010
Phillips Lytle Hitchcock Blaine & Huber$4,470
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$3,800
New York State United Teachers$3,350
New York State Trial Lawyers$3,300
New York State Correctional Officers$2,435
Total Raised in 2010 $103,834

Personal

Gabryszak and his wife, Louise, have two children; Brian and Jennifer.[13]

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