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Edward Braunstein
New York State Assembly District 26
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sState University of New York, Albany, 2003
J.D.New York Law School, 2008
Date of birth04/21/1981
Place of birthManhasset,NY
Office website
Edward C. Braunstein (b. April 21, 1981) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Braunstein earned his B.S. in Finance from State University of New York at Albany in 2003 and his J.D. from New York Law School in 2008. His professional experience includes working for the New York State Assembly as a legislative assistant to Sheldon Silver, and serving on Community Board 11 serving the Northeast Queens neighborhoods.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Small Business


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Braunstein ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 26. He 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. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New York State Assembly, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Braunstein Incumbent 100% 27,919
Total Votes 27,919


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Braunstein defeated three opponents in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Vincent Tabone (R) in the general election on November 2.[3]

New York State Assembly, District 26 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Braunstein (D) 15,264
Vincent Tabone (R) 11,043

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Edward Braunstein is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Edward Braunstein raised a total of $322,117 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[4]

Edward Braunstein's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 26 Won $72,275
2010 New York State Assembly, District 26 Won $249,842
Grand Total Raised $322,117


Edward Braunstein won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Edward Braunstein raised a total of $72,275.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edward Braunstein's campaign in 2012
New York State Court Officers Association$4,100
Mad LLC$4,100
Meara, Brian R$3,700
New York State Trial Lawyers$3,000
Manhattan Beer Distributors$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$72,275
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, Braunstein raised a total of $249,842 in campaign contributions.[5]

His five largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $7,600
New York State Court Officers Association $7,600
New York State Trial Lawyers $7,600
Meara, Brian R $7,600



In 2012, Braunstein’s endorsements included the following:

  • 32BJ/SEIU [6]

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Preceded by
Ann-Margaret Carrozza
New York Assembly District 26
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