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Matthew Titone
New York State Assembly District 61
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 2007
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
J.D.Saint John's University of Law
Date of birth1960
Place of birthStaten Island, NY
ProfessionPrivate Law Practice
Office website
Matthew J. Titone (b. 1960) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 61. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007 after winning a special election.


Titone earned his JD from Saint John's University of Law.[1] Titone has been an attorney at a private practice since 1998. His other professional experience includes working as a law clerk, as a pro bono lawyer for Staten Island Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome task force, and as a senior trial associate with Morgan, Melhuish, Monohan, Arvidson, Abrutyn and Lisowski.

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Conservation
Social Services
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development


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


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


Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Titone sponsored one of these eight.[2] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[3] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[4]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Titone ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 61. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated Paul D. Saryian in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Titone Incumbent 79.9% 28,616
     Republican Paul D. Saryian 20.1% 7,204
Total Votes 35,820
New York State Assembly, District 61 Independence Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Titone Incumbent 58.8% 50
Paul Saryian 41.2% 35
Total Votes 85


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Titone ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Dave Narby (L) in the general election on November 2.[8] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 61 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Titone (D) 19,881
Dave Narby (L) 1,494


On November 4, 2008 Titone won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 61, defeating opponents Thomas McGinley (R) and Rose Margarella (I).

Titone raised $62,641 for his campaign while McGinley raised $2,660 and Margarella raised $3,560.[9]

New York State Assembly, District 61 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Titone (D) 25,974
Thomas McGinley (R) 8,578
Rose Margarella 985

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Titone received $71,027 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Titone's campaign in 2010
New York City Registered Nurses Association$3,000
New York State Trial Lawyers$2,000
Operating Engineers Local 94 A-B$1,750
New York State Association Of Realtors$1,250
New York State Court Officers Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2010 $71,027


In 2008, a year in which Titone was up for election, he collected $62,641 in donations.[11]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
1199 SEIU United Health care Workers East $3,800
Margaret Titone $3,200
Whole Pies Inc $2,500
LP Forest Realty LLP $2,000
New York State Trial Lawyers $2,000



In 2012, Titone’s endorsements included the following:

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