Frank Padavan

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Frank Padavan
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New York State Senate District 11
Former Senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Senator
Frank Padavan (b. October 31, 1934) was a Republican member of the New York State Senate. Padavan was a Colonel in the United Staes Army Corps of Engineers. He then worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1955 to 1968. He was also Deputy Commssioner for the New York City Department of Buildings from 1968 to 1972. Padavan earned his BEE from Brooklyn Polytechnic University in 1955. He went on to receive his MBA from New York University in 1963.

Padavan served in the New York State Senate from 1972-2010.

Political experience

Padavan joined the New York State Senate in 1972 and has served in that position since. He is currently Vice President Pro Tempore, representing the 11th district.



Padavan was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He was defeated by Tony Avella (D) in the general election.[1] He ran as a member of the Republican, Conservative, and Independence parties.

After a close race, Padvan conceded in defeat on November 10, 2010[2].


On November 4, 2008 Frank Padavan won the election for New York State Senate, District 11 with 45,294 votes.

Flanagan raised $413,181 for his campaign.[3]

New York State Senate, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Padavan (R) 82,977
James F. Gennaro (D) 44,811

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Frank Padavan's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $9,500
CMTE to Reelect Senator Joseph Bruno $9,500
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $9,500
Tribecca North End LLC $9,500
Paul Singer $9,500

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Padavan served on the following committees:


Padavan is widowed with two children.

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Political offices
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New York Senate District 11
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