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|Name = George Amedore
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''George Amedore''' is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[New York State Senate]], representing District 46 for a brief period in January 2013.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''George Amedore''' is a [[Republican]] member-elect of the [[New York State Senate]], representing [[New York State Senate District 46|District 46]].
  
After officially certified election results deemed Amedore the winner of the District 46 seat, he was sworn in as a legislator in January 2013. However, just days later (and 73 days after the general election), Amedore's opponent, [[Cecilia F. Tkaczyk]] (D) was named the winner after county election officials opened nearly 100 new ballots.<ref>[http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/It-s-Tkaczyk-by-just-18-votes-4205383.php ''Timesunion.com'' "It's Tkaczyk by just 18 votes," Accessed January 21, 2013]</ref>
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He is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[New York State Senate]], representing District 46 for a brief period in January 2013.
  
Amedore and his wife, Joelle, have three children; George, Anthony, and Bria.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=93083 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Amedore]</ref>
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After officially certified election results deemed Amedore the winner of the District 46 seat, he was sworn in as a legislator in January 2013. However, just days later (and 73 days after the general election), Amedore's opponent, [[Cecilia F. Tkaczyk]] (D) was named the winner after county election officials opened nearly 100 new ballots.<ref>[http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/It-s-Tkaczyk-by-just-18-votes-4205383.php ''Timesunion.com'', "It's Tkaczyk by just 18 votes," accessed January 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Presidential preference===
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===Campaign themes===
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-new-york-assembly-endorsements ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces New York Assembly Endorsements," December 9, 2011]</ref>
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====2014====
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Amedore's campaign website highlighted the following issues:<ref>[http://www.georgeamedore.com/on_the_issues ''George Amedore's campaign website'', "Issues," accessed October 7, 2014]</ref>
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'''Property Tax Relief '''
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:*Excerpt: "''Stop unfunded mandates'' -- Albany can no longer to kick the can down the road and shift the burden of onerous mandates down to the localities who then pass it on to the taxpayers. We need a strict ban on unfunded mandates."
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'''Job Creation/Economic Development'''
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:*Excerpt: "''Decreased regulations'' -- New York State imposes over 750,000 regulations on our businesses. The burdensome red tape and bureaucracy are crushing our small businesses. We need regulatory reform, including reform of the Scaffold Law, to make it easier for businesses to succeed in New York."
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'''Education'''
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:*Excerpt: "''Reform Common Core'' -- The implementation of Common Core was deeply flawed. While we need to ensure high standards in our classrooms, those standards should be developed with local input from parents, teachers, and administrators. We cannot pigeon-hole our students into a one-size-fits all method passed down by Washington bureaucrats."
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'''Energy'''
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:*Excerpt: "''Elimination of the 18-A'' -- This onerous tax that is driving up the utility bills of consumers throughout the 46th Senate district needs to be eliminated immediately."
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'''Restoring the Public Trust'''
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:*Excerpt: "''Term Limits'' -- I support term limits for our elected representatives."
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:*Excerpt: "''Pensions'' -- We need to immediately strip pension benefits from any elected representative who is convicted of public corruption."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Amedore ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Senate elections, 2012|New York State Senate]] District 46. Amedore ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012; he also ran on the [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. Amedore was defeated by [[Cecilia F. Tkaczyk]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
 
Amedore ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Senate elections, 2012|New York State Senate]] District 46. Amedore ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012; he also ran on the [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. Amedore was defeated by [[Cecilia F. Tkaczyk]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
  
The 46th District was newly drawn, and seemed initially to favor incumbent Amedore. However, the race was close, as outside PACs poured money into the district supporting Tkaczyk.  Although the official results shown below deemed Amedore the winner, county election officials opened 91 new ballots in January 2013 which eventually gave Tkaczyk an 18 vote lead. Amedore, who had been officially sworn into the Senate just days before, became the shortest tenured Senator in modern history.'''<ref>[http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/It-s-Tkaczyk-by-just-18-votes-4205383.php ''Timesunion.com'' "It's Tkaczyk by just 18 votes," Accessed January 21, 2013]</ref>
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The 46th District was newly drawn, and seemed initially to favor incumbent Amedore. However, the race was close, as outside PACs poured money into the district supporting Tkaczyk.  Although the official results shown below deemed Amedore the winner, county election officials opened 91 new ballots in January 2013 which eventually gave Tkaczyk an 18 vote lead. Amedore, who had been officially sworn into the Senate just days before, became the shortest tenured Senator in modern history.'''<ref>[http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/It-s-Tkaczyk-by-just-18-votes-4205383.php ''Timesunion.com'', "It's Tkaczyk by just 18 votes," accessed January 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008]]''
  
On November 4, 2008 Amedore won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 105, defeating opponent Mark Blanchfield (D).  
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On November 4, 2008, Amedore won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 105, defeating opponent Mark Blanchfield (D).  
  
Amedore raised $520,191 for his campaign while Blanchfield raised $260,782.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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Amedore raised $520,191 for his campaign while Blanchfield raised $260,782.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money'', "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Amedore received $130,263 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
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In 2010, Amedore received $130,263 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Amedore's endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.georgeamedore.com/blog ''George Amedore's campaign website'', "Newsroom," accessed October 7, 2014]</ref>
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*Police Conference of New York, Inc.
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*Unshackle Upstate
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*National Federation of Independent Business
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*New York State Police Investigators Association, Local 4, International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO.
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[https://archive.today/ijRdq ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces New York Assembly Endorsements," December 9, 2011](Archived)</ref>
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==Personal==
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Amedore and his wife, Joelle, have three children; George, Anthony, and Bria.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=93083 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Amedore," accessed August 11, 2014]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[New York State Senate]]
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*[[New York State Senate District 46]]
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*[[New York State Senate elections, 2014]]
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*[[New York State Legislature]]
  
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=105 New York Assembly - Rep. George Amedore]  
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*[http://www.georgeamedore.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[https://twitter.com/GeorgeAmedore George Amedore on Twitter]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=93083 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=93083 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=93083 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=93083 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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George Amedore
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New York State Senate, District 46
Member-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Senate, District 46
2013-2013
New York State Assembly, District 105
2007 - 2013
Personal
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
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George Amedore is a Republican member-elect of the New York State Senate, representing District 46.
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This candidate ran in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The New York Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, which amounts to 4.8 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of nine districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were eight districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. He is a former Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 46 for a brief period in January 2013.

After officially certified election results deemed Amedore the winner of the District 46 seat, he was sworn in as a legislator in January 2013. However, just days later (and 73 days after the general election), Amedore's opponent, Cecilia F. Tkaczyk (D) was named the winner after county election officials opened nearly 100 new ballots.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Amedore's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Property Tax Relief

  • Excerpt: "Stop unfunded mandates -- Albany can no longer to kick the can down the road and shift the burden of onerous mandates down to the localities who then pass it on to the taxpayers. We need a strict ban on unfunded mandates."

Job Creation/Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Decreased regulations -- New York State imposes over 750,000 regulations on our businesses. The burdensome red tape and bureaucracy are crushing our small businesses. We need regulatory reform, including reform of the Scaffold Law, to make it easier for businesses to succeed in New York."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Reform Common Core -- The implementation of Common Core was deeply flawed. While we need to ensure high standards in our classrooms, those standards should be developed with local input from parents, teachers, and administrators. We cannot pigeon-hole our students into a one-size-fits all method passed down by Washington bureaucrats."

Energy

  • Excerpt: "Elimination of the 18-A -- This onerous tax that is driving up the utility bills of consumers throughout the 46th Senate district needs to be eliminated immediately."

Restoring the Public Trust

  • Excerpt: "Term Limits -- I support term limits for our elected representatives."
  • Excerpt: "Pensions -- We need to immediately strip pension benefits from any elected representative who is convicted of public corruption."

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014
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Elections for the office of New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Cecilia Tkaczyk was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while George Amedore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tkaczyk also ran on the Working Families Party and Green Party tickets. Amedore ran on the Conservative Party, SCC-Stop Common Core and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Tkaczyk was defeated by Amedore in the general election.[3][4]

The New York State Senate was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New York Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, or 4.8 percent of the chamber. District 46 in the Senate was identified by Ballotpedia and WAMC Northeast Public Radio as a battleground district that could determine control of the New York State Senate. In this district, incumbent Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) was defeated by former state senator George Amedore (R) in a rematch of 2012. In 2012, the official results deemed Amedore the winner, but county election officials opened 91 new ballots in January 2013 which eventually gave Tkaczyk an 18 vote lead.[5]

New York State Senate, District 46, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Cecilia Tkaczyk Incumbent 43.8% 39,501
     Republican George Amedore 56.2% 50,698
Total Votes 90,199
Source: dos.ny.gov Results are as of 2:05 am with 100% of precincts reporting.

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Amedore ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 46. Amedore ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012; he also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Amedore was defeated by Cecilia F. Tkaczyk (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.

The 46th District was newly drawn, and seemed initially to favor incumbent Amedore. However, the race was close, as outside PACs poured money into the district supporting Tkaczyk. Although the official results shown below deemed Amedore the winner, county election officials opened 91 new ballots in January 2013 which eventually gave Tkaczyk an 18 vote lead. Amedore, who had been officially sworn into the Senate just days before, became the shortest tenured Senator in modern history.[6]

New York State Senate, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCecilia F. Tkaczyk 50% 63,213
     Republican George Amedore 50% 63,195
Total Votes 126,408

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Amedore defeated Gerard Parisi in the September 14 Republican primary. Amedore defeated Angelo Santabarbara (D) in the general election on November 2.[7] In addition to his slot on the Republican Party ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and the Conservative Party.

New York State Assembly, District 105 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png George Amedore (R) 21,438
Angelo Santabarbara (D) 15,089

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Amedore won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 105, defeating opponent Mark Blanchfield (D).

Amedore raised $520,191 for his campaign while Blanchfield raised $260,782.[8]

New York State Assembly, District 105 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png George Amedore (R) 29,784
Mark Blanchfield (D) 18,404

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Amedore received $130,263 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to George Amedore's campaign in 2010
Sand Stone Investment Partners LLC$3,800
Larned, Timothy$3,800
Emerald Asset Advisors LLC$3,800
Golub, Neil M$3,500
BTL Properties Inc$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $130,263

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Amedore's endorsements included the following:[10]

  • Police Conference of New York, Inc.
  • Unshackle Upstate
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • New York State Police Investigators Association, Local 4, International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO.

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

George Amedore endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

Personal

Amedore and his wife, Joelle, have three children; George, Anthony, and Bria.[12]

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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 105
2007–2013
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Kieran Michael Lalor (R)
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New York State Senate District 46
2013–2013
Succeeded by
Cecilia F. Tkaczyk (D)