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}}{{tnr}}'''Michael Simanowitz''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 27.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.
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==Biography==
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Simanowitz earned a BA in Political Science from Queens College. His professional experience includes serving as former Assemblywoman Mayersohn's Chief of Staff for over 14 years, and working as a Deputy Inspector with the NYPD.<ref>[http://www.mikesimanowitz.com/about.html Michael Simanowitz, Campaign Site, "About Mike," Accessed September 1, 2011]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Simanowitz served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Aging
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|Committee2 = Agriculture
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|Committee3 = Consumer Affairs and Protection
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|Committee4 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee5 = Higher Education
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|Committee6 = Small Business
 
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{{tnr}}'''Michael Simanowitz''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 27 since 2011.  He was first elected in the [[State legislative special elections, 2011#September 13, 2011|September 13, 2011 special election]]. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when [[Nettie Mayersohn]] (D) retired from the Assembly.<ref>[http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2011/03/30/news/top_stories/doc4d9382410160c469599538.txt ''The Queens Courier,'' Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn to retire April 1, 30 March 2011]</ref>
 
  
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.<ref>[http://www.mikesimanowitz.com/about.html Michael Simanowitz, Campaign Site, "About Mike," Accessed September 1, 2011]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2011====
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Simanowitz's [http://www.mikesimanowitz.com/issues.html campaign site] highlighted several policy goals.
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*"Tax incentives so small businesses can grow and create jobs"
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*"More frequent gas tax holidays to save drivers money at the pump"
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*"A tax reduction for middle-class families"
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*"Increased funding for job-training programs"
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*"The preservation of rent control laws"
  
 
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====Endorsements====
 
*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2011]]
 
:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2011]]
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The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when [[Nettie Mayersohn]] (D) retired from the Assembly.<ref>[http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2011/03/30/news/top_stories/doc4d9382410160c469599538.txt ''The Queens Courier,'' Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn to retire April 1, 30 March 2011]</ref>
  
 
Simanowitz defeated [[Marco Desena]] (R) in the '''September 13, 2011''' special election. Simanowitz also ran on the Independence and Working Family Party tickets.<ref name = "APNY">[http://online.wsj.com/article/AP5a063b2ad2ca44fbb67086a40dea8358.html ''Wall Street Journal,'' "6 of 6 Dems capture NY Assembly special elections," September 13, 2011]</ref>
 
Simanowitz defeated [[Marco Desena]] (R) in the '''September 13, 2011''' special election. Simanowitz also ran on the Independence and Working Family Party tickets.<ref name = "APNY">[http://online.wsj.com/article/AP5a063b2ad2ca44fbb67086a40dea8358.html ''Wall Street Journal,'' "6 of 6 Dems capture NY Assembly special elections," September 13, 2011]</ref>
  
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===2012===
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===Campaign themes===
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==Endorsements==
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===2012===
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In 2012, Simanowitz’s endorsements included the following:
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*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
  
Simanowitz's [http://www.mikesimanowitz.com/issues.html campaign site] outlines several policy goals.
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==Recent news==
 
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*"Tax incentives so small businesses can grow and create jobs"
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*"More frequent gas tax holidays to save drivers money at the pump"
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*"A tax reduction for middle-class families"
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*"Increased funding for job-training programs"
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*"The preservation of rent control laws"
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===Candidate debate===
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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 [http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2011/08/31/news/top_stories/doc4e5e78176e172402411321.txt here.]
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==Contact==
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'''Address:'''
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67-15 Parsons Blvd
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Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
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'''Email:''' simanowitzforassembly@gmail.com
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'''Phone:''' (718) 969-5711
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==External links==
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Michael-Simanowitz New York Assembly-Rep. Michael Simanowitz]
 
*[http://www.mikesimanowitz.com/ Michael Simanowitz, Campaign Site]
 
*[http://www.mikesimanowitz.com/ Michael Simanowitz, Campaign Site]
*[http://www.facebook.com/michaelsimanowitz?sk=info Michael Simanowitz, Campaign Facebook]
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/135255/michael-simanowitz#.UdxV81Ohvt4 Vote Smart Biography]
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Revision as of 13:37, 9 July 2013

Michael Simanowitz
MichaelSimanowitz.jpg
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$171/full day; $61/half 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. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Biography

Simanowitz earned a BA in Political Science from Queens College. His professional experience includes serving as former Assemblywoman Mayersohn's Chief of Staff for over 14 years, and working as a Deputy Inspector with the NYPD.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Agriculture
Consumer Affairs and Protection
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Higher Education
Small Business

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Simanowitz's campaign site highlighted 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"

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. [2][3]

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

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Nettie Mayersohn (D) retired from the Assembly.[4]

Simanowitz defeated Marco Desena (R) in the September 13, 2011 special election. Simanowitz also ran on the Independence and Working Family Party tickets.[5]

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Simanowitz’s endorsements included the following:

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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 27
2011–present
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