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Fred Thiele
New York State Assembly District 1
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 20
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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 a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 1 since 2013. He previously represented District 2 from 1995 to 2013 after winning a special election. 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 served on 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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Thiele ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 1. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

New York State Assembly, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFred Thiele Incumbent 100% 38,005
Total Votes 38,005


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.[6]

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.[7]

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

Campaign donors


In 2010, Thiele received $53,447 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

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Preceded by
Daniel Losquadro (R)
New York Assembly District 1
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New York Assembly District 2
Succeeded by
Daniel Losquadro (R)