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Michael Kaplowitz

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Michael Kaplowitz
Candidate for
New York State Senate, District 40

Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Website Campaign Homepage
Michael Kaplowitz was a Democratic candidate for District 40 of the New York State Senate. The primary election was on September 14, 2010 and the general election was on November 2.



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Kaplowitz ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. Kaplowitz was defeated by Greg Ball (R) in the general election on November 2.[1]


Campaign themes

Kaplowitz campaign website lists several main issues:

  • Lower Property Taxes: "Residents throughout the Hudson Valley are struggling under backbreaking tax burdens. Mike has a plan that will not only cap property taxes – it will lower them. He will lower property taxes by enacting a property tax cap, lowering the county property tax burden by 35% by expanding the cap for local government Medicaid expenses, aggressively pursuing Medicaid fraud, pushing for the sharing of Medicaid fraud recoveries with local governments, passing a moratorium on unfunded mandates, and proposing comprehensive mandate reform, cutting billions in school property taxes by enacting a property tax cap, instituting a new STAR “circuit breaker” tax rebate program for working families, and providing comprehensive mandate relief for our school district"
  • Tackle the State's Fiscal Crisis: "New York’s fiscal house is in disarray. Mike will use the skill-set he has developed as a small business owner, financial planner and local legislator to clean up the mess, and his plans will save New Yorkers billion of dollars and put our create state back on the road to fiscal sanity."
  • Create and Save Jobs: "Mike will create jobs by lowering taxes on businesses and repealing the MTA tax, promoting his Green Collar jobs program (which will create 22,000 jobs by 2025), pushing for construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge and development of a new Stewart Airport, and by providing state tax credits for small businesses to hire new workers."
  • Protecting Women’s Rights: "Mike is 100% committed to protecting and enhancing women’s rights. Mike is a fierce defender of women’s reproductive rights and will always protect their right to choose. Mike is staunch supporter of an equal pay act, will help close the wage gap and ensure all hardworking New Yorkers are paid a fair wage for a day’s work. "
  • Cleaning Up The Ethical Mess In Albany: "The ethical mess in Albany has turned our state government into a disgrace. This is why Mike is commited to comprehensive reform and was the first candidate to sign onto all five reform pledges. Mike is committed to term limits for Senate leadership, establishing an independent budget watchdog, creating an independent redistricting commission, and ending ‘Pay to Play’ campaign contributions from those doing business with the state and their lobbyists."
  • Protect the Environment: "Mike previously chaired Westchester County’s Environmental Committee for six years. Mike was endorsed by the leading environmental groups because he understands that caring for the environment is about a lot more than just preserving open space. He is committed to clean energy because it is critical for conservation and environmental protection and also because it is a smart economic investment -- clean energy will create green jobs and promote sustainable growth..."


"Mr. Kaplowitz is an attorney and a Certified Financial Planning practitioner. Legislator Kaplowitz earned his B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. from the Boston University School of Law."[2]

Political experience

"In the county legislature, Mike has served as Budget & Appropriations Committee Chairman, Environment & Energy Committee Chairman, and as Vice-Chairman of the Board. Currently, he chairs the legislature’s Committee on Government Operations, Efficiency & Savings." [2]


Campaign Address

Mailing Address

Committee for Michael Kaplowitz

PO Box 1342

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

HQ Address

Kaplowitz for Senate

2 Church Street

Carmel, NY 10512

Campaign Phone


Campaign email

To email the campaign use the web form here.

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