|New York State Assembly District 19|
|2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|New York State Assembly District 21|
|Bachelor's||Loyola College in Maryland|
|J.D.||St. John's University School of Law, 2007|
He previously represented District 21 in the New York State Assembly from 2011 to 2013.
Ra earned his B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland in 2004, his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in 2007 and his LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2008. 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|
Comprehensive donor information for Ra is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ra raised a total of $161,500 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Edward Ra's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 19||$90,385|
|2010||New York State Assembly, District 21||$71,115|
|Grand Total Raised||$161,500|
2012Ra won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Ra raised a total of $90,385.
|New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Edward Ra's campaign in 2012|
|North Valley Stream Republican Cmte||$7,100|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$2,500|
|West Hempstead Republican Cmte||$2,000|
|King Umberto Inc||$1,750|
|Plattduetsche Park Restaurant||$1,750|
|Total Raised in 2012||$90,385|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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: 2012, 2010
- 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," accessed February 11, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Ra, Edward P" Accessed September 24, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
David McDonough (R)
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