|New York State Assembly District 19|
|2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||St. John's University School of Law, 2007|
He previously represented District 21 from 2011 to 2013.
Ra earned his B.A. in 2004 from Loyola College in Maryland, his J.D. in 2007 from St. John's University School of Law and his LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law in 2008 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. His professional experience includes being a legal aide to the New York State Attorney General, and the Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Hempstead.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ra served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ra served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Racing and Wagering|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Ra ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 19. 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. He defeated Gary B. Port in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Assembly, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Edward Ra Incumbent||62.1%||28,799|
|Democratic||Gary B. Port||37.9%||17,599|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
Ra was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. Ra defeated Patrick Nicolosi (D) and Mimi Pierre Johnson (D) in the general election on November 2. In addition to his slot on the Republican Party ticket, Ra was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and the Conservative Party.
|New York State Assembly, District 21 2010|
|Edward Ra (R)||18,842|
|Patrick Nicolosi (D)||15,097|
|Mimi Pierre Johnson (WF)||1,556|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Ra raised a total of $71,115 in campaign contributions.
His five largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|Forchelli Curto Deegan Schwartz Mineo Cohn & Terra||$3,750|
|Friends of Balboni||$2,500|
|Dils Gasoline Inc||$1,500|
|A & S Bagel Inc||$1,500|
Ra has a wife, Laura.
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- Campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
David McDonough (R)
|New York Assembly District 19
| Succeeded by|
|New York Assembly District 21
| Succeeded by|