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Revision as of 16:23, 12 November 2011

Fred Thiele
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New York State Assembly District 2
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 20
PartyIndependence Party of New York
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Fred Thiele (b. August 26, 1953) is an Independence Party of New York member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 2 since 1995. Thiele's political experience includes town supervisor for Town of Southampton; county legislator for County of Suffolk; and chair of the Assembly Minority Joint Conference Committee.

Thiele is a village attorney for Sag Harbor and a self-employed attorney. He has also been an attorney for the Town of Southampton and East Hampton Town Planning Board; counsel for East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals and Assemblyman John Behan; and an intern for the New York State Assembly.

Thiele attended Cornell University; earned a BA in political science and history from Long Island University-Southampton; and a JD from Albany Law School. He and his wife, Kathleen, have three children; Michael, Jeffrey, and Josephine.[1]

Thiele switched from the Republican Party to the Independence Party in October 2010. He said, "Today, I am convinced State legislative leaders are too invested in the status quo and business as usual to bring genuine reform to Albany."[2]

Committee assignments


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


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

  • Subcommittee on Oversight of the Department of Environmental Conservation

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year in which Thiele was up for re-election, he collected $33,255 in donations.[3]

Donor Amount
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East $3,800
Bill Gardiner $1,500
S & P Carting Service Inc $1,000
Robert Sillerman $1,000
Emil Norsic & Son Inc $1,000



Thiele ran unopposed in the Democratic, Independence and Working Families Party primaries. He recently switched party affiliations from Republican to Independence.[2] Thiele defeated Richard Blumenthal (R) in the general election on November 2.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 2 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Thiele (D) 23,431
Richard Blumenthal (R) 16,036


On November 4, 2008 Fred Thiele won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 2, defeating opponent William Pitcher (D).

Thiele raised $33,255 for his campaign while Pitcher raised $0.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 2 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Thiele (R) 32,376
William Pitcher (D) 19,793

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 2
Succeeded by