Earlene Hill Hooper
|Earlene Hill Hooper|
|New York State Assembly District 18|
|1988 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||27|
|Per diem||$61/half day and $171/full day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||March 1988|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Norfolk State College|
Hooper is presently an adjunct professor for Adelphi University, Graduate School of Social Work. Her other professional experiences include shop steward for public employees federation, Department of Social Services Office; administrator for New York Sate Department of Social Services Division of Children and Family Services; and as a social worker.
Hooper earned a BA in english from Norfolk State College; a MSW from Adelphi University; and a Doctor of Humane Letters fro Five Towns College. She is married to Thomas.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hooper served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, New York State Assembly
- Rules Committee, New York State Assembly
- Ways and Means Committee, New York State Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hooper served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, New York Assembly
- Rules Committee, New York Assembly
- Ways and Means Committee, New York Assembly
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. Hooper sponsored or co-sponsored two of these eight. 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. 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."
- Assembly Bill 4879, sponsored by Peter Abbate, Eric Stevenson, William Colton, Vivian Cook, and Hooper would allow employees in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) to retire with full benefits after 35 years of employment without regard to their age. This bill would cost the state government an estimated $87 million.
- Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by Abbate, Colton, Jeffrion Aubry, William Boyland, Barbara Clark, Cook, Steven Cymbrowitz, Dennis Gabryszak, 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 $100,000 in increased annual contributions.
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Hooper ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 18. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. She defeated Elton E. McCabe in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Assembly, District 18, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Earlene Hill Hooper Incumbent||90.2%||35,571|
|Republican||Elton E. McCabe||9.8%||3,848|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
Hooper defeated Van White and Jack Prophet in the September 14 Democratic primary. She defeated Derek Partee (R) in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 18 2010|
|Earlene Hill Hooper (D)||20,666|
|Derek Partee (R)||4,220|
On November 4, 2008 Hooper won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 18, defeating opponents Darren Bryant (R) and Henry Conyers (WF).
Hooper raised $50,288 for his campaign while Bryant raised $0 and Conyers raised $13,491.
|New York State Assembly, District 18 2008|
|Earlene Hooper (D)||31,629|
|Darren Bryant (R)||4,538|
|Henry Conyers (WF)||990|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Hooper received $43,890 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Earlene Hill Hooper's campaign in 2010|
|Amalgamated Transit Union New York||$2,500|
|New York State United Teachers||$2,200|
|Friends Of Andrew Hardwick & Assoc Inc||$1,900|
|New York State Afl-Cio||$1,450|
|Total Raised in 2010||$43,890|
In 2008, a year in which Hooper was up for re-election, she collected $50,288 in donations.
|New York State United Teachers||$3,800|
|Fannie Lou Hammer||$2,500|
|New York State AFL-CIO||$2,250|
|Independence Party of New York||$2,000|
|Carl Burnett Funeral Home||$2,000|
- New York Assembly - Rep. Thomas McKevitt
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hooper
- Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
- E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
- New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
- Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4879, accessed March 12, 2013
- Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013
- 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
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to Earlene Hooper
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