New York State Assembly District 85

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New York State Assembly District 85
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Current incumbentMarcos Crespo Democratic Party
Population125,392
Race1.9% White, 30.7% Black, 1.0% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 64.4% Hispanic, 0.9% Multi, 0.9% Other
Ethnicity35.6% Non-Hispanic, 64.4% Hispanic
Voting age73.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New York's eighty-fifth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Marcos Crespo.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 125,392 civilians reside within New York's eighty-fifth state assembly district.[1] New York state assembly members represent an average of 129,187 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 126,510 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the New York State Assembly serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. New York legislators assume office January 1st.

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 7 of the New York Constitution states: No person shall serve as a member of the legislature unless he or she is a citizen of the United States and has been a resident of the state of New York for five years, and, except as hereinafter otherwise prescribed, of the assembly or senate district for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election; if elected a senator or member of assembly at the first election next ensuing after a readjustment or alteration of the senate or assembly districts becomes effective, a person, to be eligible to serve as such, must have been a resident of the county in which the senate or assembly district is contained for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election. No member of the legislature shall, during the time for which he or she was elected, receive any civil appointment from the governor, the governor and the senate, the legislature or from any city government, to an office which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New York Legislature are paid $79,500/year and per diem of $61/half day and $171/full day. Per diem varies and is tied to the federal rate.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. An election can be held as long the vacancy happened before April 1st in an election year.[5] The person elected to fill the vacant seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Marcos Crespo defeated William R. Moore in the Democratic primary, while Janelle King was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barbara Santander ran on the Conservative Party ticket and Daniel Zuger ran as a Green Party candidate. Blanca Rojas was removed from the ballot before the Democratic primary. Crespo defeated King, Santander and Zuger in the general election.[7][8]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly consisted of a primary election on September 13, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 12, 2012. Incumbent Marcos Crespo (D) defeated Janelle King (R), Eduardo Ramirez (C) and Daniel Zuger (G) in the general election. Crespo -- who also ran on the Working Families Party ticket -- was unopposed in the Democratic primary. King, Ramirez and Zuger were all unopposed in their respective primaries on September 13.[9][10][11]

New York State Assembly, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcos Crespo Incumbent 95.9% 24,997
     Republican Janelle King 2.4% 620
     Conservative Eduardo Ramirez 1.2% 324
     Green Daniel Zuger 0.5% 122
Total Votes 26,063

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New York State Assembly District 85 have raised a total of $551,095. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $26,243 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 85
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $30,531 4 $7,633
2010 $42,245 4 $10,561
2008 $133,684 4 $33,421
2006 $77,808 2 $38,904
2004 $85,292 3 $28,431
2002 $106,610 2 $53,305
2000 $74,925 2 $37,463
Total $551,095 21 $26,243

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