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$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 95
2007-2013
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. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

She previously represented District 95 in the Assembly from 2007 to 2013. Jaffee's political experience includes being a candidate for District 95 in the New York Assembly in 2002, a county legislator for District 12 - New York Rockland County, and a trustee for the Village of Suffern.

Biography

Jaffee earned her B.A. from Brooklyn College and her M.S. in Special Education from Fordham University.[1] Her professional experience includes working as an educational consultant, and as a teacher at Ponoma Middle School.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Environmental Conservation
Higher Education
Local Governments
Mental Health

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][4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ellen Jaffee is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Ellen Jaffee raised a total of $385,475 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[7]

Ellen Jaffee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 97 Won $66,432
2010 New York State Assembly, District 95 Won $69,945
2008 New York State Assembly, District 95 Won $88,381
2006 New York State Assembly, District 95 Won $84,184
2002 New York State Assembly, District 95 Defeated $76,533
Grand Total Raised $385,475

2012

Ellen Jaffee won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Ellen Jaffee raised a total of $66,432.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ellen Jaffee's campaign in 2012
New York State United Teachers$4,100
Civil Service Employees Association$3,000
Goldberg, Deborah$2,500
New York State Nurses Association$2,050
Manhattan Beer Distributors$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$66,432
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Jaffee received $69,945 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

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.[9]

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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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[10]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

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Personal

Jaffee and her husband, Steven, have two children; Marc and Allison.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ann Rabbitt (R)
New York Assembly District 97
2013–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)