Martin Golden

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Martin Golden
Martin Golden.jpg
New York Senate District 22
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Majority Whip
2011 - present
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sSaint John's University
Personal
Place of birthBrooklyn, NY
ProfessionPolice Officer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Martin J. Golden is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 22 since 2003 and currently serving as State Senate Assistant Majority Whip.

Golden was a Council Member on the New York City Council from 1998 to 2002. Golden was a Police Officer for the New York City Police Department from 1973 to 1983. He attended John Jay College and received his AA from Saint John's University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Banks
Civil Service and Pensions
Codes
Finance
Health
Insurance
Investigations and Government Operations
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Golden served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Golden served on these committees:

Issues

Legislation

Marijuana:
In June 2012, Golden opposed a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) that would have decriminalized the display of small amounts of marijuana. While possessing small amounts of marijuana is legal in the state, showing it to a police officer is not legal. Ultimately, Republicans were able to defeat the measure.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Golden ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 22. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Golden defeated Andrew S. Gounardes (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

New York State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Golden Incumbent 57.7% 38,584
     Democratic Andrew S. Gounardes 42.3% 28,243
Total Votes 66,827

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Golden was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Michael DiSanto (R) in the November 2 general election.[4] He ran as a member of the Republican, Conservative, and Independence parties.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 22 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Golden (R) 28,270
Michael DiSanto (D) 14,666

2008

On November 4, 2008, Golden ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 22.

Golden raised $979,141 for his campaign.[5]

New York State Senate, District 22 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Golden (R) 42,804

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2012

As of August 2012, Golden had received $2,500 from the Correctional Officers Benevolent Association, a public sector prison union, during the 2011-2012 campaign cycle.[6]

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Golden's 2010 campaign.[7]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Martin Golden's campaign in 2010
New York State Supreme Court Officers Association$11,650
425 East 72Nd Llc$10,000
Tanico, Paul P$10,000
Century 21 Department Stores$10,000
New York City District Council Of Carpenters$10,000
Total Raised in 2010 $807,125

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Martin Golden's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Bay Ridge Medical Imaging $12,500
Century 21 Department Stores of New Jersey LLC $12,250
Herbert Olitsky $9,500
Maureen Moore $8,500
Sicon Contractors Inc $8,500

Personal

Golden and his wife Colleen have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New York State Senate District 22
2003–present
Succeeded by
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