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New York 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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New York State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the New York State Senate. For results in individual contests see our New York State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

New York State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 32 30
     Republican Party 29 32
     Vacancy 1 -
Total 62 62

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 54 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 5 incumbents lost, and thus 49 incumbents were re-elected to the New York State Senate.
  • One Republican incumbent lost in the general election, while 4 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 13 new senators sworn-in. Of those 14, 6 are Democrats and 7 are Republicans
  • Of the 62 seats up for election, 30 were won by Democrats and 32 by Republicans.
  • 8 candidates were unopposed, 5 Democrats and 3 Republicans.
  • Only 4 candidates ran only as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In New York, eight incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 54 incumbents (87.1%) ran for re-election. Of these 54 incumbents, 5 were defeated. One was a Republican and 4 were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Andrea Stewart-Cousins was first elected to the New York State Senate in 2007

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Andrea Stewart-Cousins
  2. Andrew Lanza
  3. Antoine Thompson
  4. Betty Little
  5. Bill Perkins
  6. Brian Foley
  7. Carl Kruger
  8. Carl Marcellino
  9. Catharine Young
  10. Charles Fuschillo
  11. Craig Johnson (New York)
  12. Daniel Squadron
  13. Darrel Aubertine
  14. David Valesky
  15. Dean Skelos
  16. Diane Savino
  17. Eric Adams
  18. Frank Padavan
  19. George Maziarz
  20. Hugh Farley
  21. James Alesi
  22. James L. Seward
  23. Jeffrey Klein
  24. John Bonacic
  25. John DeFrancisco
  26. John J. Flanagan
  27. John L. Sampson
  28. Jose M. Serrano
  29. Jose Peralta
  30. Joseph Addabbo
  31. Joseph Griffo
  32. Joseph Robach
  33. Kemp Hannon
  34. Kenneth LaValle
  35. Kevin Parker (New York)
  36. Liz Krueger
  37. Malcolm Smith
  38. Martin Golden
  39. Martin Malave Dilan
  40. Michael Nozzolio
  41. Michael Ranzenhofer
  42. Neil Breslin
  43. Owen H. Johnson
  44. Roy McDonald
  45. Ruben Diaz
  46. Ruth Hassell-Thompson
  47. Shirley Huntley
  48. Stephen Saland
  49. Suzi Oppenheimer
  50. Thomas Duane
  51. Thomas Libous
  52. Toby Ann Stavisky
  53. Velmanette Montgomery
  54. William Larkin
Antoine Thompson, first elected to the state senate in 2007, was defeated in 2010.

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Antoine Thompson
Brian Foley
Craig Johnson (New York)
Darrel Aubertine
Frank Padavan

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Jack Martins
Lee Zeldin
Mark Grisanti
Patricia Ritchie
Tony Avella

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In New York, 13 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 13, 6 are Democrats and 7 are Republicans. In the 7 open seat contests, Republicans won 3 and Democrats 4. In total, New York elected 62 senators, 32 Republicans and 30 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the New York State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Carl Kruger was first elected to the senate in 1994. He was re-elected in 2010.

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the New York State Senate:

Democratic

Carl Marcellino was first elected to the senate in 1995. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

Diane Savino, first elected to the senate in 2005, was unopposed in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's non-partisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (6.7%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In New York, 8 candidates (12.9% of seats) had no major party challenger, 5 Democrats and 3 Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In New York, 13 (14.4%) of the 90 senate candidates ran only as an independent or third party candidate.(New York employs fusion voting, so many major party candidates also ran on third party tickets.) None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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New York State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the New York State Assembly. For results in individual contests, see our New York State Assembly elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

New York State Assembly
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 105 99
     Republican Party 42 50
     Independence Party 2 1
     Vacancy 1 -
Total 150 150


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 129 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 5 incumbents lost, and thus 124 incumbents were re-elected to the New York State Assembly.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 1 Independence incumbent and 4 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 26 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 26, 9 are Democrats and 17 are Republicans
  • Of the 150 seats up for election, 99 were won by Democrats, 50 by Republicans, and 1 by an Independent.
  • 37 candidates were unopposed, 24 Democrats and 13 Republicans.
  • Only 33 candidates ran only as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In New York, 129 (86.7%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 129, 5 incumbent representatives were defeated. One was an Independence candidate and 4 were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Addie Russell
  2. Aileen Gunther
  3. Alan Maisel
  4. Albert Stirpe
  5. Alec Brook-Krasny
  6. Amy Paulin
  7. Andrew Hevesi
  8. Andrew Raia
  9. Ann Rabbitt
  10. Annette Robinson
  11. Audrey Pheffer
  12. Barbara Clark (New York)
  13. Barbara Lifton
  14. Bill Reilich
  15. Bob Oaks
  16. Brian Kavanagh
  17. Brian Kolb
  18. Carl Heastie
  19. Carmen Arroyo
  20. Catherine Nolan
  21. Charles Lavine
  22. Clifford Crouch
  23. Crystal Peoples-Stokes
  24. Daniel Burling
  25. Daniel O'Donnell
  26. Darryl Towns
  27. David Gantt
  28. David Koon
  29. David McDonough
  30. David Weprin
  31. Dean Murray
  32. Deborah Glick
  33. Dennis Gabryszak
  34. Donna Lupardo
  35. Dov Hikind
  36. Earlene Hill Hooper
  37. Ellen Jaffee
  38. Felix Ortiz
  39. Frank Skartados
  40. Fred Thiele
  41. Gary Finch
  42. George Amedore
  43. George Latimer
  44. Grace Meng
  45. Hakeem Jeffries
  46. Harvey Weisenberg
  47. Helene Weinstein
  48. Herman Farrell
  49. Inez Barron
  50. J. Gary Pretlow
  51. James Brennan
  52. James Conte
  53. James Hayes
  54. James Tedisco
  55. Jane Corwin
  56. Janele Hyer-Spencer
  57. Janet Duprey
  58. Jeffrey Dinowitz
  59. Jeffrion Aubry
  60. Joan Millman
  61. Joel Miller
  62. John McEneny
  63. Jonathan Bing
  64. Jose Rivera
  65. Joseph Giglio
  66. Joseph Lentol
  67. Joseph Morelle
  68. Joseph Saladino
  69. Karim Camara
  70. Keith Wright
  71. Kenneth Zebrowski
  72. Kevin Cahill
  73. Linda Rosenthal
  74. Lou Tobacco
  75. Marc Alessi
  76. Marc Butler
  77. Marcos Crespo
  78. Marcus Molinaro
  79. Margaret Markey
  80. Mark Schroeder
  81. Matthew Titone
  82. Micah Kellner
  83. Michael Benedetto
  84. Michael Cusick
  85. Michael DenDekker
  86. Michael Fitzpatrick (New York)
  87. Michael Miller (New York)
  88. Michael Montesano
  89. Michele Titus
  90. Michelle Schimel
  91. Mike Spano
  92. N. Nick Perry
  93. Nancy Calhoun
  94. Naomi Rivera
  95. Nelson Castro
  96. Nettie Mayersohn
  97. Peter Abbate
  98. Peter Lopez
  99. Peter Rivera
  100. Philip Boyle
  101. Philip Ramos
  102. Rhoda Jacobs
  103. Richard Gottfried
  104. RoAnn Destito
  105. Robert Castelli
  106. Robert Reilly
  107. Robert Sweeney
  108. Robin Schimminger
  109. Ronald Canestrari
  110. Rory Lancman
  111. Sam Hoyt
  112. Sandra Galef
  113. Sheldon Silver
  114. Stephen Hawley
  115. Steven Cymbrowitz
  116. Steven Englebright
  117. Teresa Sayward
  118. Thomas McKevitt
  119. Timothy Gordon
  120. Tony Jordan
  121. Vanessa Gibson
  122. Vito Lopez
  123. Vivian Cook
  124. William Barclay
  125. William Boyland
  126. William Colton
  127. William Magee
  128. William Magnarelli
  129. William Scarborough

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Albert Stirpe
David Koon
Frank Skartados
Janele Hyer-Spencer
Marc Alessi
Timothy Gordon

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Andrew Goodell
Brian Curran (New York)
Daniel Losquadro
Donald Miller
Mark Johns
Nicole Malliotakis
Steven McLaughlin
Thomas Kirwan

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In New York, 26 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 26, 9 are Democrats and 17 are Republicans. In total, New York elected 150 representatives, 50 Republicans, 99 Democrats, and 1 independent.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the New York State Assembly:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the New York State Assembly:

Democratic


  1. Addie Russell
  2. Aileen Gunther
  3. Alan Maisel
  4. Alec Brook-Krasny
  5. Amy Paulin
  6. Andrew Hevesi
  7. Annette Robinson
  8. Aravella Simotas
  9. Audrey Pheffer
  10. Barbara Clark (New York)
  11. Barbara Lifton
  12. Brian Kavanagh
  13. Carl Heastie
  14. Carmen Arroyo
  15. Catherine Nolan
  16. Charles Lavine
  17. Crystal Peoples-Stokes
  18. Daniel O'Donnell
  19. Darryl Towns
  20. David Gantt
  21. David Weprin
  22. Deborah Glick
  23. Dennis Gabryszak
  24. Donna Lupardo
  25. Dov Hikind
  26. Earlene Hill Hooper
  27. Edward Braunstein
  28. Ellen Jaffee
  29. Eric Stevenson
  30. Felix Ortiz
  31. Francisco Moya
  32. Fred Thiele
  33. George Latimer
  34. Grace Meng
  35. Guillermo Linares
  36. Hakeem Jeffries
  37. Harry Bronson
  38. Harvey Weisenberg
  39. Helene Weinstein
  40. Herman Farrell
  41. Inez Barron
  42. J. Gary Pretlow
  43. James Brennan
  44. Jeffrey Dinowitz
  45. Jeffrion Aubry
  46. Joan Millman
  47. John McEneny
  48. Jonathan Bing
  49. Jose Rivera
  50. Joseph Lentol
  51. Joseph Morelle
  52. Karim Camara
  53. Keith Wright
  54. Kenneth Zebrowski
  55. Kevin Cahill
  56. Linda Rosenthal
  57. Marcos Crespo
  58. Margaret Markey
  59. Mark Schroeder
  60. Matthew Titone
  61. Micah Kellner
  62. Michael Benedetto
  63. Michael Cusick
  64. Michael DenDekker
  65. Michael Miller (New York)
  66. Michele Titus
  67. Michelle Schimel
  68. Mike Spano
  69. N. Nick Perry
  70. Naomi Rivera
  71. Nelson Castro
  72. Nettie Mayersohn
  73. Peter Abbate
  74. Philip Ramos
  75. Rhoda Jacobs
  76. Richard Gottfried
  77. RoAnn Destito
  78. Robert Reilly
  79. Robert Rodriguez
  80. Robert Sweeney
  81. Robin Schimminger
  82. Ronald Canestrari
  83. Rory Lancman
  84. Sam Hoyt
  85. Sam Roberts
  86. Sandra Galef
  87. Sheldon Silver
  88. Steven Cymbrowitz
  89. Steven Englebright
  90. Thomas Abinanti
  91. Vanessa Gibson
  92. Vito Lopez
  93. Vivian Cook
  94. William Boyland
  95. William Colton
  96. William Magee
  97. William Magnarelli
  98. William Scarborough

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In New York, 38 candidates (25.3% of seats) had no major party challenger, 25 Democrats and 13 Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In New York, 31 (10.6%) of the 291 assembly candidates ran only as an independent or third party candidate.(New York employs fusion voting, so many major party candidates also ran on third party tickets.) One Independence candidate, Fred Thiele, won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: