James Sanders, Jr.

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James Sanders, Jr.
James Sanders.jpg
New York State Senate District 10
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolFar Rockaway High School
Bachelor'sBrooklyn College (1984)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Office website
James Sanders, Jr. is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Sanders earned a Bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College in 1984.[1] His professional experience includes serving on the New York City Council since 2002, representing the 31st district. He was prevented from running for re-election in 2012 due to term limits.[2]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Service and Pensions
Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business
Social Services
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Sanders ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 10. He defeated incumbent Shirley L. Huntley and Gian A. Jones in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New York State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Sanders, Jr. 100% 67,474
Total Votes 67,474
New York State Senate, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Sanders, Jr. 56.6% 5,322
Shirley Huntley Incumbent 39.9% 3,747
Gian Jones 3.5% 328
Total Votes 9,397

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Preceded by
Shirley Huntley (D)
New York State Senate District 10
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