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Fred Thiele
New York State Assembly District 2
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Independence
Profession Attorney
Website House site
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]

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

Committee assignments

  • Subcommittee on Oversight of the Department of Environmental Conservation

External links

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