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Michael Simanowitz
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New York State Assembly District 27
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionInspector, NYPD
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael Simanowitz is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 27 since winning a September 13, 2011 special election. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Nettie Mayersohn (D) retired from the Assembly.[1]

Simanowitz graduated from Queens College with a BA in Political Science. He served as former Assemblywoman Mayersohn's Chief of Staff for over 14 years. He is also a Deputy Inspector with the NYPD.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Simanowitz ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 27. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Simanowitz Incumbent 100% 24,157
Total Votes 24,157

Endorsements

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Simanowitz defeated Marco Desena (R) in the September 13, 2011 special election. Simanowitz also ran on the Independence and Working Family Party tickets.[6]

Issues

Campaign themes

Simanowitz's campaign site outlines several policy goals.

  • "Tax incentives so small businesses can grow and create jobs"
  • "More frequent gas tax holidays to save drivers money at the pump"
  • "A tax reduction for middle-class families"
  • "Increased funding for job-training programs"
  • "The preservation of rent control laws"

Candidate debate

Queens Public Television will air debates featuring the District 23 and District 27 candidates. The debates have already been taped and will air several times in the run-up to September 13 special election. The schedule of airings can be found here.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Nettie Mayersohn
New York Assembly District 27
2011–present
Succeeded by
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