Fred Thiele

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Fred Thiele
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New York State Assembly District 1
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 2
1995-2013
Education
Bachelor'sLong Island University-Southampton College, 1976
J.D.Albany Law School, 1979
Personal
Birthday08/26/1953
Place of birthSouthampton, NY
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (b. August 26, 1953) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election in 1995.

He previously represented District 2 from 1995 to 2013. 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.

Biography

Thiele attended Cornell University, earned his B.A. in political science and history from Long Island University-Southampton and his J.D. from Albany Law School. [1] His professional experience includes being a village attorney for Sag Harbor and a self-employed attorney, working as 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 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

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Election Law
Environmental Conservation
Oversight, Analysis and Investigation
Transportation
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thiele served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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. [3][4]

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

2010

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.[5]

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

2008

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.[6]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Fred Thiele is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Fred Thiele raised a total of $250,215 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[7]

Fred Thiele's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 1 Won $6,495
2010 New York State Assembly, District 2 Won $53,447
2008 New York State Assembly, District 2 Won $33,255
2006 New York State Assembly, District 2 Won $44,365
2004 New York State Assembly, District 2 Won $26,428
2002 New York State Assembly, District 2 Won $34,275
2000 New York State Assembly, District 2 Won $36,325
1998 New York State Assembly, District 2 Won $15,625
Grand Total Raised $250,215

2012

Fred Thiele won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Fred Thiele raised a total of $6,495.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Fred Thiele's campaign in 2012
Avram, Morrell M$1,250
Brennan, Paul$1,000
New York State Nurses Association$500
Schellinger, David$250
Suffolk County Detectives Association$250
Total Raised in 2012$6,495
Source:Follow the Money

2010

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

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Fred Thiele's campaign in 2010
Ben Krupinski GC Inc$4,559
Krupinski, Ben$3,800
Avram, Maria$2,500
Brennan, Paul$2,200
Sabin, Andreq$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $53,447

2008

In 2008, a year in which Thiele was up for re-election, he collected $33,255 in donations.[9]

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

Personal

Thiele and his wife, Kathleen, have three children; Michael, Jeffrey, and Josephine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Losquadro (R)
New York Assembly District 1
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 2
1995–2013
Succeeded by
Daniel Losquadro (R)