Fred Thiele

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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 elected1995
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLong Island University-Southampton College, 1976
J.D.Albany Law School, 1979
Date of birth08/26/1953
Place of birthSouthampton, NY
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 winning a special election in 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
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