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Michael Gianaris
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New York Senate District 12
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Deputy Minority Leader, New York State Senate
2013 - present
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
State Assembly
Bachelor'sFordham University
J.D.Harvard Law School
BirthdayApril 23, 1970
Place of birthAstoria, NY
ReligionChristian Orthodox
Office website
Michael Gianaris (b. April 23, 1970) is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 12 since 2011. As of the 2013 session, he serves as Deputy Minority Leader. He represented District 36 in the New York State Assembly from 2001-2011. His political experiences include counsel for Speaker of the New York Assembly and member of Queens Community Planning Board #1.

Gianaris' professional experiences include associate counsel for New York State Assembly; associate for Chadbourne and Parke Limited Liability Partnership; Queens County Regional Representative for Governor Mario Cuomo; and an aide for United States Congressman Thomas Manton.

Gianaris earned a BA in economics and political science from Fordham University and a JD from Harvard Law School.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013


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


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



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Gianaris ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 12. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Gianaris defeated Tony A. Arcabascio (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Gianaris Incumbent 86.4% 61,843
     Republican Tony A. Arcabascio 13.6% 9,775
Total Votes 71,618



Gianaris won election to the New York State Senate, District 14. Gianaris was unopposed in the primary. He defeated Jerome Patrick Tina, Jr. (R) in the general election.[5] Gianaris ran as a member of the Working Families parties.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 12 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Gianaris (D) 31,737
Jerome Tina (R) 7,320


On November 4, 2008 Gianaris won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 36. He ran unopposed.

Gianaris raised $90,599 for his campaign.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 36 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Gianaris (D) 22,695

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Gianaris's campaign in 2010
New York State Association of Realtors$9,500
New York State United Teachers$9,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$9,500
New York State Laborers$9,300
Silvercup Studios Associates$8,500
Total Raised in 2010 $470,962


In 2008, a year in which Gianaris was up for re-election, he collected $90,599 in donations.[8]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
New York State Association of Realtors $3,800
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $3,800
Six different individual donations of: $2,000


Gianaris is single.

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Onorato (D)
New York State Senate District 12
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 36
Succeeded by
Aravella Simotas (D)