James Conte

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James Conte
New York State Assembly District 10
Assumed office
March 1988
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House site
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]



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.[2] 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.


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.[3]

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 2008, a year in which Conte was up for re-election, he collected $61,235 in donations.[4]

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

Committee membership

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