Dennis Gabryszak

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Dennis Gabryszak
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New York State Assembly District 143
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday11/18/1951
Place of birthBuffalo, NY
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dennis H. Gabryszak is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 143. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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."[4]

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.[6][7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Gabryszak received $103,834 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

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.[11]

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New York Assembly District 143
2007–present
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