Felix Ortiz

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Felix Ortiz
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New York State Assembly District 51
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBoricua College, 1983
Master'sNew York University, 1986
Personal
Birthday11/02/1959
Place of birthSalinas, Puerto Rico
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Felix Ortiz (b. November 2, 1959) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Ortiz's political experience includes being a member of New York City Department of City Planning; a member of the 72nd precinct community council; and a democratic district leader for the 51st Assembly District.

Biography

Ortiz earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Boricua College and his M.P.A. from New York University. His professional experience includes working as a Senior Budget Analyst for New York City's Mayor's Office and as an administration manager for the Bureau of Management and Budget, Office of Bronx Borough President. Ortiz served in the United States Army from 1986-1988.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Cities, Chair
Correction
Labor
Rules
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

"Caylee's Law"

Ortiz is one of several lawmakers around the nation who plan to introduce legislation known as "Caylee's Law." Named after the child whose death lead to the Casey Anthony murder trial, the laws would propose a range of provisions which mandate timely reporting of missing or deceased children.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Ortiz ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 51. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He defeated Henry Lallave in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFelix Ortiz Incumbent 87.8% 18,918
     Republican Henry Lallave 12.2% 2,635
Total Votes 21,553

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Ortiz ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Henry Lallave (R) in the general election on November 2.[5] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 51 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Felix Ortiz (D) 8,499
Henry Lallave (R) 1,655

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ortiz won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 51, defeating opponents Luis Garcia (R) and Grace Coen (C).

Ortiz raised $40,235 for his campaign while Garcia raised $0 and Coen raised $0.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 51 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Felix Ortiz (D) 16,302
Luis Garcia (R) 2,161
Grace Coen (C) 290

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Felix Ortiz is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Felix Ortiz raised a total of $334,588 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[7]

Felix Ortiz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 51 Won $28,075
2010 New York State Assembly, District 51 Won $78,526
2008 New York State Assembly, District 51 Won $40,235
2006 New York State Assembly, District 51 Won $39,175
2004 New York State Assembly, District 51 Won $33,425
2002 New York State Assembly, District 51 Won $19,876
2000 New York State Assembly, District 51 Won $46,870
1998 New York State Assembly, District 51 Won $48,406
Grand Total Raised $334,588

2012

Felix Ortiz won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Felix Ortiz raised a total of $28,075.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Felix Ortiz's campaign in 2012
New York State Psychiatric$1,750
Afscme Local 376 District Council 37$1,000
New York State United Teachers$1,000
New York State Clinical Laboratory Association$1,000
New York State Laborers$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$28,075
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Ortiz received $78,526 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Felix Ortiz's campaign in 2010
New York City Board of Education Employees Local 372$3,500
New York State Afl-Cio$3,000
New York State Public Employees Federation$3,000
New York State Psychiatric Association$3,000
Lipsky, Richard$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $78,526

2008

In 2008, a year in which Ortiz was up for re-election, he collected $40,235 in donations.[9]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Card Services Inc $2,000
New York State Trial Lawyers $2,000
New York State Correctional Officers $1,500
New York State United Teachers $1,500

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Ortiz’s endorsements included the following:

Personal

Ortiz is married to his wife, Elba.

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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 51
1995–present
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