|New York State Assembly District 71|
|1975 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||40|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Date of birth||02/04/1932|
|Place of birth||New York City, NY|
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 experience includes being an elector for the Electoral College, and a committeeman and a vice-chair of the New York State Democratic Party.
Farrell's professional experience includes being a confidential aide to a State Supreme Court Justice, an assistant office director for Mayor John Lindsay, and an instructor for New School for Social Research on Banking.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Farrell served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Farrell served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways and Means, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Farrell served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ways and Means|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Farrell ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 71. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Assembly, District 71, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Herman Farrell Incumbent||100%||36,239|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
|New York State Assembly, District 71 2010|
|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.
|New York State Assembly, District 71 2008|
|Herman Farrell (D)||33,824|
|Kenneth Britton (R)||2,646|
Comprehensive donor information for Herman Farrell is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Herman Farrell raised a total of $1,972,218 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Herman Farrell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 71||$219,600|
|2010||New York State Assembly, District 71||$281,008|
|2008||New York State Assembly, District 71||$222,247|
|2006||New York State Assembly, District 71||$314,651|
|2004||New York State Assembly, District 71||$323,006|
|2002||New York State Assembly, District 71||$326,676|
|2000||New York State Assembly, District 71||$156,483|
|1998||New York State Assembly, District 71||$128,547|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,972,218|
2012Herman Farrell won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Herman Farrell raised a total of $219,600.
|New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Herman Farrell's campaign in 2012|
|Financial Service Centers of New York||$9,600|
|Real Estate Board of New York||$5,000|
|Featherstonhaugh Wiley Clyne & Cordo||$4,500|
|Uniformed Fire Fighters Association||$4,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$219,600|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Farrell received $281,008 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Herman Farrell's campaign in 2010|
|New York State Democratic Party||$15,000|
|Financial Service Centers of New York||$7,000|
|Uniformed Fire Fighters Association||$6,000|
|Emergency Medical Services Local 2507||$6,000|
|Real Estate Board of New York||$5,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$281,008|
In 2008, a year in which Farrell was up for election, he collected $222,247 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|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.
In 2012, Farrell’s endorsements included the following:
Farrell has three children; Monique, Herman, and Sophia.
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- New York Assembly - Rep. Herman Farrell
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Farrell
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Times NY state legislative election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- followthemoney.org, "Farrell Jr, Herman" Accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to Herman Farrell
- USA Today, "State lawmakers pump up pensions in ways you can't," September 23, 2011
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Farrell
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