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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Simanowitz earned his B.A. 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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Simanowitz earned his B.A. 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 for State Assembly'', "About Mike," accessed September 1, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Simanowitz's [http://www.mikesimanowitz.com/issues.html campaign site] highlighted several policy goals.
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Simanowitz's campaign website highlighted the following issues:<ref>[http://www.mikesimanowitz.com/issues.html ''Michael Simanowitz for State Assembly'', "Issues," accessed August 5, 2014]</ref>
  
*"Tax incentives so small businesses can grow and create jobs"
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*Excerpt: "Tax incentives so small businesses can grow and create jobs."
*"More frequent gas tax holidays to save drivers money at the pump"
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*Excerpt: "More frequent gas tax holidays to save drivers money at the pump."
*"A tax reduction for middle-class families"
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*Excerpt: "A tax reduction for middle-class families."
*"Increased funding for job-training programs"
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*Excerpt: "Increased funding for job-training programs."
*"The preservation of rent control laws"
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*Excerpt: "The preservation of rent control laws."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Simanowitz ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/CandidateList09132012PrimaryCandidatesAll.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/2012PrimaryResultsSept.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/AD_04-09-2013.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
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Simanowitz ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/CandidateList09132012PrimaryCandidatesAll.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/2012PrimaryResultsSept.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/AD_04-09-2013.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''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>
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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," March 30, 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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==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
In 2012, Simanowitz’s endorsements included the following:
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In 2012, Simanowitz’s endorsements included the following:<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>
*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>
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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$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedSeptember 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sQueens College
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 a special election in September 2011.

Biography

Simanowitz earned his B.A. 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 website highlighted the following issues:[2]

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

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Michael Simanowitz was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Simanowitz is also running on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Simanowitz is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

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.[5][6][7]

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.[8]

Simanowitz defeated Marco Desena (R) in the September 13, 2011, special election. Simanowitz also ran on the Independence and Working Family Party tickets.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Michael Simanowitz is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Michael Simanowitz raised a total of $185,437 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[10]

Michael Simanowitz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 27 Won $148,358
2011 New York State Assembly special elections, District 27 Won $37,079
Grand Total Raised $185,437

2012

Michael Simanowitz won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Michael Simanowitz raised a total of $148,358.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Simanowitz's campaign in 2012
Friends of Michael Simanowitz$61,362
Ostreicher, Robert$5,400
Seiu Local 6$4,000
New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council$4,000
Gluck, Eugen$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$148,358
Source:Follow the Money

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[11]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Simanowitz’s endorsements included the following:[12]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

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