Michael Benedetto

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Michael Benedetto
Michael Benedetto.jpg
New York State Assembly District 82
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 10
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHistory/Education, Iona College, 1969
Master'sSocial Studies/Education, 1971
Date of birth1947
Place of birthBronx, NY
ProfessionAdjunct Instructor, Mercy College
Office website
Michael Benedetto (b. 1947) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 82 since 2005.

Benedetto is an adjunct instructor at Mercy College. His other professional experiences include coordinator of special education unit for Public School 160; teacher; and staff to mulitple councilmembers.

Benedetto earned a BA in history and education from Iona College and a MA in social studies and education.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Benedetto has been appointed to the following committees:


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Benedetto is running in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 82. He defeated Egidio Sementilli in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He is also running on the Working Families Party ticket. William E. Britt, Jr. ran unopposed in the Republican primary; he is also running on the Conservative Party ticket. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Benedetto defeated Rafael Dominguez and Herbert Moreira-Brown in the September 14 primary. He defeated Michael Rendino (R) in the general election on November 2.[5] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, Benedetto ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 82 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Benedetto (D) 17,035
Michael Rendino (R) 6,257


On November 4, 2008 Benedetto won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 82, defeating opponent Raymond Capone (R).

Benedetto raised $61,209 for his campaign while Capone raised $1,825.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 82 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Benedetto (D) 29,619
Raymond Capone (R) 6,092

Campaign donors


In 2010, Benedetto received $146,693 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


In the 2008 election, Benedetto raised a total of $61,209.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Chippewa Democratic Club $6,000
Crowley For Congress $4,000
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $3,800
AFSCME District Council 37 $2,250
New York State United Teachers $1,950

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