James Conte

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James Conte
New York State Assembly District 10
In office
1988 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 27
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedMarch 1988
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Stony Brook, 1982
Date of birth01/01/1959
Place of birthHuntington, NY
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
James Conte (b. January 1, 1959) is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 10 since winning a special election in March 1988. Conte currently serves as Minority Leader Pro Tempore and was assistant minority leader pro tempore in 2005.

Conte's professional experiences include intergovernmental analyst for the Office of the Suffolk County Executive Intergovernmental Relations Unit; an intern for New York State Senator James Lack; and staff to New York State Assemblymember Toni Rettaliata and New York State Senator Martin Knorr.

Conte earned a BA in political science and economics from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He and his wife, Debra, have three children; Sarah Ashley, Jeffrey James, and Samantha Irene.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

James Conte endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Conte ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated John Capobianco (D) in the general election on November 2.[3] In addition to his slot on the Republican Party ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, the Conservative Party, and the Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 10 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Conte (R) 23,766
John Capobianco (D) 13,751


On November 4, 2008 Conte won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 10, defeating opponent Jeffrey Stark (R).

Conte raised $61,235 for his campaign while Stark raised $0.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 10 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Conte (R) 30,987
Stark (D) 22,531

Campaign donors


In 2010, Conte received $44,250 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


In 2008, a year in which Conte was up for re-election, he collected $61,235 in donations.[6]

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $3,100
Suffolk County Superior Officers Association $2,050
Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association $1,950
Suffolk County Detectives Association $1,550

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 10
Succeeded by