Herman Farrell

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Herman Farrell
New York State Assembly District 71
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House site
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]



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.[2]


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.[3]

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 2008, a year in which Farrell was up for election, he collected $222,247 in donations.[4]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 71
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