Herman Farrell

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Herman Farrell
New York State Assembly District 71
In office
1975 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 40
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1974
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth02/04/1932
Place of birthNew York City, NY
Office website
Herman Farrell (b. February 4, 1932) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 71 since 1975. Farrell has been the county leader for the New York County Democratic Committee since 1981 and the Democratic District Leader since 1973. His other political experiences include elector for Electoral College; committeeman and vice-chair of the New York State Democratic Party.

Farrell's professional experiences include confidential aide to the State Supreme Court Justice; assistant office director for Mayor John Lindsay, Washington Heights; and instructor for New School for Social Research on Banking. He has three children; Monique, Herman, and Sophia.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Farrell has been appointed to the following committees:


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Farrell is running in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 71. He is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. No candidates filed to run in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [2]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Farrell defeated Ariel Ferreira in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Glenda Allen (R) in the general election on November 2.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 71 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Herman Farrell (D) 19,627
Glenda Allen (R) 2,032


On November 4, 2008 Farrell won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 71, defeating opponent Kenneth Britton (R).

Farrell raised $222,247 for his campaign while Britton raised $0.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 71 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Herman Farrell (D) 33,824
Kenneth Britton (R) 2,646

Campaign donors


In 2010, Farrell received $281,008 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


In 2008, a year in which Farrell was up for election, he collected $222,247 in donations.[7]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Farrell 2002 $20,000
New York State Democratic Party $10,000
1199 SEIU United Health care Workers East $6,800
New York STate AFL-CIO $4,500


New York State law allows legislators to collect a pension while still serving in office if they are 65 and took office prior to 1995. As of January 2011, Farrell began collecting an annual pension of $81,619 in addition to his salary of $113,500, making him the highest paid state legislator in New York.[8]

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New York Assembly - District 71
Succeeded by