Ellen Jaffee

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Ellen Jaffee
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New York State Assembly District 97
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrooklyn College, 1965
Master'sFordham University, 1980
Personal
Birthday05/20/1944
Place of birthBrooklyn, NY
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ellen Jaffee (b. May 20, 1944) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 97 since 2013. She previously represented District 95 from 2007 to 2013. Jaffee's political experiences also include candidate for New York Assembly, District 95 in 2002; county legislator for District 12 - New York Rockland County; and trustee for the Village of Suffern.

Jaffee's professional experience is as an educational consultant and teacher with Ponoma Middle School.

Jaffee earned a BA from Brooklyn College and a MS in special education from Fordham University. She and her husband, Steven, have two children; Marc and Allison.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jaffee served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Jaffee ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 97. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. She defeated Joseph T. Gravagna in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEllen Jaffee Incumbent 65.2% 29,546
     Republican Joseph T. Gravagna 34.8% 15,801
Total Votes 45,347

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Jaffee ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. She defeated Thomas Morr (R) in the general election on November 2.[4] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, she was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 95 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ellen Jaffee (D) 20,702
Thomas Morr (R) 13,241

2008

On November 4, 2008 Jaffee won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 95. She ran unopposed.

Jaffee raised $88,381 for her campaign.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 95 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ellen Jaffee (D) 32,850

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Jaffee received $69,945 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ellen Jaffee's campaign in 2010
New York State United Teachers$3,800
Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Cmte$2,000
Commercial Site Management$1,387
New York State Nurses Association$1,375
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals$1,200
Total Raised in 2010 $69,945

2008

In the 2008 election, Jaffee raised a total of $88,381.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Jaffee, Steven $5,000
New York State United Teachers $4,450
Friends of Sheldon Silver $3,800
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,000
Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy CMTE $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ann Rabbitt (R)
New York Assembly District 97
20135–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 95
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Sandra Galef (D)