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|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joseph D. Morelle''' (b. April 29, 1957) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 136.  He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.  As of the 2013 session, Morelle serves as [[State House Majority Leader|Majority Leader]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joseph D. Morelle''' (b. April 29, 1957) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 136|District 136]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.  He currently serves as [[State House Majority Leader|Majority Leader]].
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On January 27, 2015, Morelle was nominated to replace [[Sheldon Silver]] (D) as [[State Speaker of the Assembly|Speaker of the New York State Assembly]].  Silver resigned as speaker on February 2, 2015.  Morelle served in the post until [[Carl Heastie]] (D) was elected to the position on February 3.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/nyregion/sheldon-silver-to-be-replaced-as-speaker-of-new-york-state-assembly.html?ref=politics ''NY Times'', "Sheldon Silver to Be Replaced as Speaker of New York State Assembly," January 27, 2015]</ref><ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/democrat-carl-heastie-elected-speaker-york-assembly-28690875 ''ABC News Go'', "Democrat Carl Heastie Elected Speaker of New York Assembly," accessed February 3, 2015]</ref>
  
 
He previously represented District 132 in the Assembly from 1991 to 2013. Morelle's political experience includes being a New York Appointee for the Council of Young Political Leaders; a county legislator for Monroe County; and a leader of the Irondequoit Democratic Committee.
 
He previously represented District 132 in the Assembly from 1991 to 2013. Morelle's political experience includes being a New York Appointee for the Council of Young Political Leaders; a county legislator for Monroe County; and a leader of the Irondequoit Democratic Committee.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Morelle earned his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo.  His professional experience includes being the President and Chief Executive Officer of MMI Technologies, Incorporated, and serving as an administrator at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4362 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Morelle]</ref>
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Morelle earned his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo.  His professional experience includes being the President and Chief Executive Officer of MMI Technologies, Incorporated and serving as an administrator at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4362 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Morelle,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Morelle served on the following committees:
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Morelle served on the following committees:
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In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Morelle served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Elections==
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Morelle ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 136. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Independence Party of New York State]] ticket. He was unchallenged 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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Morelle ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 136. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Independence Party of New York State]] ticket. He was unchallenged 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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===2008===
 
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On November 4, 2008 Morelle won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 132. He ran unopposed.  
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On November 4, 2008, Morelle won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 132. He ran unopposed.<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>
  
Morelle raised $515,803 for his campaign.<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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Morelle raised $515,803 for his campaign.<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, Morelle received $584,426 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, Morelle received $584,426 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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==Scorecards==
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Morelle and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children; Lauren, Joseph, and Nicholas.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4362 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Morelle]</ref>
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Morelle and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children; Lauren, Joseph and Nicholas.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4362 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Morelle,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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Joseph Morelle
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New York State Assembly District 136
Incumbent
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 24
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader, New York State Assembly
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 132
1991-2013
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Geneseo, 1986
Personal
Date of birth04/29/1957
Place of birthUtica, NY
ProfessionPresident/Chief Executive Officer, MMI Technologies, Inc
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph D. Morelle (b. April 29, 1957) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 136. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990. He currently serves as Majority Leader.

On January 27, 2015, Morelle was nominated to replace Sheldon Silver (D) as Speaker of the New York State Assembly. Silver resigned as speaker on February 2, 2015. Morelle served in the post until Carl Heastie (D) was elected to the position on February 3.[1][2]

He previously represented District 132 in the Assembly from 1991 to 2013. Morelle's political experience includes being a New York Appointee for the Council of Young Political Leaders; a county legislator for Monroe County; and a leader of the Irondequoit Democratic Committee.

Biography

Morelle earned his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo. His professional experience includes being the President and Chief Executive Officer of MMI Technologies, Incorporated and serving as an administrator at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center.[3]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Morelle served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2015
Rules

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Morelle served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Morelle 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 Joseph Morelle was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Morelle also ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. Morelle was unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Morelle ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 136. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 136, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Morelle Incumbent 100% 44,403
Total Votes 44,403

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Morelle ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Mark Scuderi (R) in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Independence Party of New York State ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 132 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Morelle (D) 24,640
Mark Scuderi (R) 15,772

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Morelle won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 132. He ran unopposed.[10][11]

Morelle raised $515,803 for his campaign.[12]

New York State Assembly, District 132 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Morelle (D) 41,690

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Joseph Morelle is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Joseph Morelle raised a total of $2,868,197 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[13]

Joseph Morelle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 136 Won $671,278
2010 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $584,426
2008 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $515,803
2006 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $420,475
2004 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $277,305
2002 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $175,442
2000 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $139,843
1998 New York State Assembly, District 132 Won $83,625
Grand Total Raised $2,868,197

2012

Joseph Morelle won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Joseph Morelle raised a total of $671,278.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Morelle's campaign in 2012
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists$8,100
Life Insurance Council of New York$6,200
Medical Society of the State of New York$5,500
Gotham Government Relations$4,306
Aetna$4,100
Total Raised in 2012$671,278
Source: Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Morelle received $584,426 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[14]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Morelle's campaign in 2010
Life Insurance Council of New York$7,900
New York Health Plan Association$7,000
Allstate Insurance$6,000
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York$5,250
Eponymous Associates$4,800
Total Raised in 2010 $584,426

Scorecards

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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.[15]

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

Personal

Morelle and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children; Lauren, Joseph and Nicholas.[16]

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References

  1. NY Times, "Sheldon Silver to Be Replaced as Speaker of New York State Assembly," January 27, 2015
  2. ABC News Go, "Democrat Carl Heastie Elected Speaker of New York Assembly," accessed February 3, 2015
  3. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Morelle,” accessed August 1, 2014
  4. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  5. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  6. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  13. followthemoney.org, "Morelle, Joseph" accessed September 25, 2013
  14. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  15. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  16. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Morelle,” accessed August 1, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Philip Palmesano (R)
New York Assembly District 136
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 132
1991–2013
Succeeded by
Philip Palmesano (R)