|New York State Assembly District 51|
|1995 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||19|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Boricua College, 1983|
|Master's||New York University, 1986|
|Place of birth||Salinas, Puerto Rico|
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.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ortiz served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Cities, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ortiz served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry|
|• Mental Health, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ortiz served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse|
|• Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry|
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, 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.
|New York State Assembly, District 51, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Felix Ortiz Incumbent||87.8%||18,918|
- 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|
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.
|Felix Ortiz's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 51||$28,075|
|2010||New York State Assembly, District 51||$78,526|
|2008||New York State Assembly, District 51||$40,235|
|2006||New York State Assembly, District 51||$39,175|
|2004||New York State Assembly, District 51||$33,425|
|2002||New York State Assembly, District 51||$19,876|
|2000||New York State Assembly, District 51||$46,870|
|1998||New York State Assembly, District 51||$48,406|
|Grand Total Raised||$334,588|
2012Felix 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|
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|
In 2012, Ortiz’s endorsements included the following:
Ortiz is married to his wife, Elba.
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- New York Assembly - Rep. Felix Ortiz
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 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
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- followthemoney.org, "Ortiz, Felix" Accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2008 contributions to Felix Ortiz
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
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