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|New York State Assembly District 2|
|1995 - Present|
|January 7, 2013|
|Years in position||19|
|Party||Independence Party of New York|
|Per diem||$61/half day and $171/full day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Long Island University-Southampton College, 1976|
|J.D.||Albany Law School, 1979|
|Place of birth||Southampton, NY|
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.
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."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thiele has been appointed to the following committees:
- Education Committee, New York State Assembly
- Election Law Committee, New York State Assembly
- Environmental Conservation Committee, New York State Assembly
- Transportation Committee, New York State Assembly
- Ways and Means Committee, New York State Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thiele served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, New York Assembly
- Election Law Committee, New York Assembly
- Environmental Conservation Committee, New York Assembly
- Subcommittee on Oversight of the Department of Environmental Conservation
In 2008, a year in which Thiele was up for re-election, he collected $33,255 in donations.
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$3,800|
|S & P Carting Service Inc||$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. Thiele defeated Richard Blumenthal (R) in the general election on November 2.
|New York State Assembly, District 2 2010|
|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.
|New York State Assembly, District 2 2008|
|Fred Thiele (R)||32,376|
|William Pitcher (D)||19,793|
- New York Assembly - Rep. Fred Thiele
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
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