James Brennan

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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$171/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
CandidateVerification
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 a B.A. from Yale University and a JD 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

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

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

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

Brennan raised $16,500 for his campaign while Yvette Bennett raised $3,304.[5]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Brennan received $62,923 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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.[7]

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

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Brennan’s endorsements included the following:

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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 44
1985–present
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