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Felix Ortiz
New York State Assembly District 51
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 20
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBoricua College, 1983
Master'sNew York University, 1986
Date of birth11/02/1959
Place of birthSalinas, Puerto Rico
Office website
Felix Ortiz (b. November 2, 1959) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 51 since 1995. Ortiz's political experiences also include member of New York City Department of City Planning; member of the 72nd precinct community council; and democratic district leader for the 51st Assembly District.

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.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ortiz has been appointed to the following committees:


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

Policy positions

"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]



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



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.[6] 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


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.[7]

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


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


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

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