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|New York State Assembly District 51|
|1995 - Present|
|January 7, 2013|
|Years in position||19|
|Per diem||$61/half day and $171/full day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Boricua College, 1983|
|Master's||New York University, 1986|
|Place of birth||Salinas, Puerto Rico|
Ortiz's professional experiences include the United States Army; administration of criminal justice, New York City Mayor's Office; senior budget analyst for Office of Management and Budget; and administration manager for Bureau of Management and Budget, Office of Bronx Borough President.
Ortiz earned a BS in business administration from Boricua College and a MPA from New York University. He is married to Elba.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ortiz has been appointed to the following committees:
- Correction Committee, New York State Assembly
- Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York State Assembly
- Labor Committee, New York State Assembly
- Mental Health Committee, New York State Assembly, Chair
- Rules Committee, New York State Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ortiz served on the following committees:
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, New York Assembly
- Correction Committee, New York Assembly
- Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York Assembly
- Labor Committee, New York Assembly
- Rules Committee, New York Assembly
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.
- 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. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 51 2010|
|Felix Ortiz (D)||8,499|
|Henry Lallave (R)||1,655|
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.
|New York State Assembly, District 51 2008|
|Felix Ortiz (D)||16,302|
|Luis Garcia (R)||2,161|
|Grace Coen (C)||290|
In 2010, Ortiz received $78,526 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|Total Raised in 2010||$78,526|
In 2008, a year in which Ortiz was up for re-election, he collected $40,235 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|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|
- New York Assembly - Rep. Felix Ortiz
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Ortiz
- ABC News, "Casey Anthony Trial Aftermath: 'Caylee's Law' Drafted in 4 States," July 7, 2011
- New York Times NY state legislative election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to Felix Ortiz
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