George Latimer (New York)

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George Latimer
George Latimer.jpg
New York State Senate District 37
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 91
Bachelor'sFordham University, 1974
Master'sNew York University's Wagner School, 1976
Date of birth11/22/1953
Place of birthMount Vernon, NY
Office website
George S. Latimer (b. November 22, 1953) is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

He previously served in the New York State Assembly, representing District 91 from 2005 to 2013. Latimer's political experiences also includes being a legislator on the Westchester County Board of Legislators; candidate for lieutenant governor for New York State; chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators; councilman for Rye City Council; and chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee.


Latimer earned his B.A. from Fordham University and his M.P.A. from New York University's Wagner School.[1] His professional experience includes being a marketing executive for AT&T, IBM, International Telephone & Telegraph Company, Nestle and Sherson Lehman.

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection
Environmental Conservation
Infrastructure and Capital Investment
Local Government
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Racing, Gaming and Wagering


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


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



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Latimer ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 37. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Latimer defeated Bob Cohen (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Senate, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Latimer 54.1% 64,236
     Republican Bob Cohen 45.9% 54,574
Total Votes 118,810


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Latimer ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Bill Reed (R) in the general election on November 2.[4] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 91 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png George Latimer (D) 21,759
Bill Reed (R) 10,283


On November 4, 2008 Latimer won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 91, defeating opponent Rob Biagi (R).

Latimer raised $140,964 for his campaign while Biagi raised $22,273.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 91 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png George Latimer (D) 31,886
Rob Biagi (R) 12,816

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Latimer received $125,617 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


In the 2008 election, Latimer raised a total of $140,964.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Chin, Sylvia F $2,000
New York State Trial Lawyers $1,500
New York State United Teachers $1,500
New York State Pipe Trades Association $1,500
Communications Workers Local 1103 $1,050


Latimer and his wife, Robin, have one child; Meagan.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Suzi Oppenheimer (D)
New York Senate District 37
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New York Assembly District 91
Succeeded by
Steven Otis (D)