Patricia Ritchie

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Patricia Ritchie
Patricia Ritchie.jpg
New York Senate District 48
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 electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionCounty Clerk
Office website
Patricia Ritchie is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 48 since 2011.

She attended both Mater Dei College and SUNY Potsdam before being elected to the position of St. Lawrence county clerk, a position she held for over ten years.

She lives in Oswegatchie with her husband, Tom. They have three children and one grandchild.

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Chair
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Civil Service and Pensions
Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Energy and Telecommunications
Local Government


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ritchie served on these committees:



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Ritchie ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 48. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012; she also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Ritchie defeated Amy M. Tresidder (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

New York State Senate, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Ritchie Incumbent 69.9% 66,016
     Democratic Amy M. Tresidder 30.1% 28,470
Total Votes 94,486


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Ritchie ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. Ritchie defeated incumbent Darrel Aubertine (D) in the general election on November 2.[2]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 48 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patricia Ritchie (R) 38,508
Darrel Aubertine (D) 34,712

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Ritchie raised a total of $780,807 in campaign contributions.[3]

Her three largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of New York $485,000
Digiworks Media Inc $10,750
Erenberg, Donald S $9,850


Ritchie and her spouse Tom have three children.

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Preceded by
Darrel Aubertine (D)
New York State Senate District 48
Succeeded by