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Michael Simanowitz
New York State Assembly District 27
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
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
ProfessionInspector, NYPD
Office website
Michael Simanowitz is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.


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


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

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


Campaign themes


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"



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


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]

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.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.



In 2012, Simanowitz’s endorsements included the following:

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Preceded by
Nettie Mayersohn
New York Assembly District 27
Succeeded by