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Michael Benedetto

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Michael Benedetto
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New York State Assembly District 82
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHistory/Education, Iona College, 1969
Master'sSocial Studies/Education, 1971
Personal
Birthday1947
Place of birthBronx, NY
ProfessionAdjunct Instructor, Mercy College
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael Benedetto (b. 1947) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing 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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Benedetto ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 82. He defeated Egidio Sementilli in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated William E. Britt, Jr. in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 82, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Benedetto Incumbent 84.7% 32,082
     Conservative William E. Britt, Jr. 15.3% 5,804
Total Votes 37,886
New York State Assembly, District 82 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Benedetto Incumbent 88.8% 3,125
Egidio Sementilli 11.2% 396
Total Votes 3,521

Endorsements

2010

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

2008

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

2010

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

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Benedetto's campaign in 2010
Mason Tenders District Council Of Greater New York$9,500
Benedetto For Assembly$9,300
Benedetto For New York$8,500
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$7,600
Chippewa Democratic Club$6,500
Total Raised in 2010 $146,693

2008

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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New York Assembly District 82
2005–present
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