Frank Skartados

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Frank Skartados
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New York State Assembly District 104
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 20, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 100
New York State Assembly District 100
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Campaign website
Frank Skartados is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 104. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012 after winning a special election.

He previously represented District 100 in the Assembly from March 2012 until 2013.


Skartados earneed his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and a M.A. in International Studies from State Universty of California at Sacramento.[1] His professional experience includes teaching environmental studies and American History for the New York Military Academy, serving as chair of the health department for New York Military Academy, and working as an intern for the Center Against Apartheid for the United Nations.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Skartados served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Governments
Small Business
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Skartados ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 104. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated Christine M. Bello in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 104, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Skartados Incumbent 67.5% 26,987
     Republican Christine M. Bello 32.5% 12,972
Total Votes 39,959

2012 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Thomas Kirwan (R) passed away in 2011 at the age of 78.[5]

Skartados defeated John Forman (R) in the March 20, 2012 special election. Skartados also ran on the Working Family Party ticket. Forman also ran on the Independence and Conservative Party tickets.[6][7]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Skartados lost to challenger Thomas Kirwan (R) in the 2010 Assembly race for District 100 by 15 votes. Skartados ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary.[8][9] Skartados maintained that he would appeal the judge's decision.[10]


On November 4, 2008 Skartados won election to the New York State Assembly, District 100, defeating opponent Tom Kirwan (R).

Skartados raised $6,965 for his campaign while Kirwan raised $31,910.[11]

New York State Assembly, District 100 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Skartados (D) 22,501
Tom Kirwan (R) 21,605

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In the 2008 election, Skartados raised a total of $6,965.[12]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Skartados, Frank K $3,260
Blank $1,200
Morgan, Madeline $200
Olivera, Mary $160

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Political offices
Preceded by
John McEneny (D)
New York Assembly District 104
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Thomas Kirwan
New York Assembly District 100
Succeeded by
Aileen Gunther (D)
Preceded by
New York Assembly District 100
Succeeded by
Thomas Kirwan