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$172/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

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Felix Ortiz defeated Ceasar Zuniga in the Democratic primary, while Sandra Palacios-Serrano ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Ortiz defeated Palacios-Serrano in the general election.[3][4][5]

New York State Assembly, District 51 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFelix Ortiz Incumbent 88% 7,887
     Conservative Sandra Palacios-Serrano 12% 1,073
Total Votes 8,960

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.[6][7][8]

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.[9][10] 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

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 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).[11][12]

Ortiz raised $40,235 for his campaign while Garcia raised $0 and Coen raised $0.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15]

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.[16]

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

Scorecards

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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.[17]

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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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Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Ortiz’s endorsements included the following:[18]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Ortiz is married to his wife, Elba.

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Ortiz,” accessed August 1, 2014
  2. ABC News, "Casey Anthony Trial Aftermath: 'Caylee's Law' Drafted in 4 States," July 7, 2011
  3. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  4. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  5. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  13. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  14. followthemoney.org, "Ortiz, Felix" accessed September 24, 2013
  15. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  16. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Felix Ortiz,” accessed August 1, 2014
  17. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  18. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
Political offices
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New York Assembly District 51
1995–present
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