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}}{{tnr}}'''James F. Brennan''' (b. April 17, 1952) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 44.  He was first elected to the chamber in 1984.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''James F. Brennan''' (b. April 17, 1952) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 44|District 44]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 1984.  
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Brennan earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4283 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Brennan]</ref>  His professional experience includes working as an attorney, and serving as staff to New York State Assembly member Joseph Ferris.
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Brennan earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4283 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Brennan,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>  His professional experience includes working as an attorney and serving as staff to New York State Assembly member Joseph Ferris.
  
 
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==Elections==
 
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===2012===
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Brennan ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 44. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. He defeated [[Catherine Fox]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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Brennan ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 44. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. He defeated [[Catherine Fox]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/CandidateList09132012PrimaryCandidatesAll.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/2012PrimaryResultsSept.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/AD_04-09-2013.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Brennan ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Alfred Caccamo]] (R) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref>
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Brennan ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Alfred Caccamo]] (R) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2010/Primary/2010PrimaryElectionResults.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008]]''
  
On November 4, 2008 Brennan won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 44, defeating opponent Yvette Bennett (R).  
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On November 4, 2008, Brennan won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 44, defeating opponent Yvette Bennett (R).<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/Elections/2008/Primary/2008PrimaryReturns.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2008/General/NYSAssembly08.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
Brennan raised $16,500 for his campaign while Yvette Bennett raised $3,304.<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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Brennan raised $16,500 for his campaign while Yvette Bennett raised $3,304.<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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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Brennan received $62,923 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]</ref>
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In 2010, Brennan received $62,923 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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===2008===
 
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In 2008, a year in which Brennan was up for election, he collected $16,500 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95977 2008 contributions to James Brennan]</ref>
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In 2008, a year in which Brennan was up for election, he collected $16,500 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95977 ''Follow the Money'', "2008 contributions to James Brennan,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Scorecards==
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==Endorsements==
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
In 2012, Brennan’s endorsements included the following:
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In 2012, Brennan’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[New York State Assembly]]
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=044 New York Assembly - Rep. James Brennan]  
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=044 Profile from the New York State Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000076/james-brennan/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4283 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4283 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4283 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
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James Brennan
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New York State Assembly District 44
Incumbent
In office
1985 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 29
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1984
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sYale University, 1975
J.D.Brooklyn Law School, 1982
Personal
Birthday04/17/1952
Place of birthNew York, NY
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
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James F. Brennan (b. April 17, 1952) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 1984.

Biography

Brennan earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.[1] His professional experience includes working as an attorney and serving as staff to New York State Assembly member Joseph Ferris.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Chair
Codes
Education
Real Property Taxation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent James Brennan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mikhail Yusupov was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brennan ran on the Working Families Party ticket and Yusupov ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Brennan defeated Yusupov in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Brennan ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 44. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated Catherine Fox in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

New York State Assembly, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Brennan Incumbent 84% 28,344
     Republican Catherine Fox 16% 5,389
Total Votes 33,733

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Brennan ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Alfred Caccamo (R) in the general election on November 2.[7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 44 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Brennan (D) 16,423
Alfred Caccamo (R) 4,124

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Brennan won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 44, defeating opponent Yvette Bennett (R).[9][10]

Brennan raised $16,500 for his campaign while Yvette Bennett raised $3,304.[11]

New York State Assembly, District 44 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Brennan (D) 26,490
Yvette Bennett (R) 4,919

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for James Brennan is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, James Brennan raised a total of $532,549 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[12]

James Brennan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 44 Won $306,935
2010 New York State Assembly, District 44 Won $62,923
2008 New York State Assembly, District 44 Won $16,500
2006 New York State Assembly, District 44 Won $45,052
2004 New York State Assembly, District 44 Won $6,714
2002 New York State Assembly, District 44 Won $40,835
2000 New York State Assembly, District 44 Won $31,255
1998 New York State Assembly, District 44 Won $22,335
Grand Total Raised $532,549

2012

James Brennan won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, James Brennan raised a total of $306,935.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Brennan's campaign in 2012
Jim Brennan for New York$199,273
Brennan, James F$10,000
River York Barclay$4,100
Columbus 60th Realty$3,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$3,100
Total Raised in 2012$306,935
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Brennan received $62,923 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[13]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Brennan's campaign in 2010
Brennan, James F$10,000
New York State United Teachers$3,800
New York State Trial Lawyers$3,000
Pfizer$1,000
Cyphers, Jane$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $62,923

2008

In 2008, a year in which Brennan was up for election, he collected $16,500 in donations.[14]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $3,800
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,800
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $3,800
Communications Workers District 1 $1,000

Scorecards

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[15]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Brennan’s endorsements included the following:[16]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Brennan,” accessed August 1, 2014
  2. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
  3. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  4. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  5. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  7. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  8. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  12. followthemoney.org, "Brennan, James" accessed September 24, 2013
  13. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  14. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to James Brennan,” accessed August 1, 2014
  15. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  16. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
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