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|Position = New York State Assembly District 49
 
|Position = New York State Assembly District 49
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 1987 - Present
 
|Tenure = 1987 - Present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 7, 2013]]
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
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|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|First elected = 1986
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Peter J. Abbate, Jr.''' (b. March 22, 1949) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 49.  He was first elected to the chamber in 1986. Abbate was the executive director of Kings County Democratic Committee.
{{tnr}}'''Peter Abbate''' (b. March 22, 1949) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 49 since 1987. Abbate was the executive director of Kings County Democratic Committee.
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Abbate's professional experiences include legislative assistant to Assemblyman Stephen Solarz; and district representative for United States Congressman Stephen Solarz.
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==Biography==
 
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Abbate earned his B.A. in Political Science from Saint John's University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4271 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Abbate]</ref> His professional experience includes serving as legislative assistant to Assemblyman Stephen Solarz, and as district representative for United States Congressman Stephen Solarz.
Abbate earned a BA in political science from Saint John's University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4271 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Abbate]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Abbate served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New York
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Governmental Employees
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|Chair1= Chair
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|Committee2 = Aging
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|Committee3 = Banks
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|Committee4 = Consumer Affairs and Protection
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|Committee5 = Labor
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Abbate has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Abbate served on the following committees:
* [[Aging Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Banks Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|Collapse=Yes
* [[Governmental Employees Committee, New York State Assembly]], Chair
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|State = New York
* [[Labor Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Aging
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|Committee2 = Banks
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|Committee3 = Consumer Affairs and Protection
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|Committee4 = Governmental Employees
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|Chair4 = Chair
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|Committee5 = Labor
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Abbate served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Abbate served on the following committees:
* [[Aging Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Banks Committee, New York Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Collapse=Yes
* [[Governmental Employees Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Labor Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Aging
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|Committee2 = Banks
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|Committee3 = Consumer Affairs and Protection
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|Committee4 = Governmental Employees
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|Committee5 = Labor
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Pension sweeteners===
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On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Abbate sponsored seven of these eight, more than any other New York legislator.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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===Sponsored legislation===
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*Assembly Bill 4879, sponsored by Abbate, [[Eric Stevenson]], [[William Colton]], [[Vivian Cook]], and [[Earlene Hill Hooper]] would allow employees in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) to retire with full benefits after 35 years of employment without regard to their age.  This bill would cost the state government an estimated $87 million.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04879&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4879, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
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*Assembly Bill 4890, sponsored by Abbate and Colton, would increase the credit state employees receive for each year above 30 which they have worked from 1.5 to 2.0 percent.  This would cost the state government an estimated $1.1 billion.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04890&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4890, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
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*Assembly Bill 4910, sponsored by Abbate, would create a new retirement option for peace officers in the Department of Motor Vehicles that would allow them to retire after 25 years of service.  This would cost the state government an estimated one-time payment of $708,000 and an additional $106,000 annually.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04910&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4910, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
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*Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by Abbate, Colton, [[Jeffrion Aubry]], [[William Boyland]], [[Barbara Clark]], Cook, [[Steven Cymbrowitz]], [[Dennis Gabryszak]], Hooper, [[Jose Rivera]], [[Matthew Titone]], and [[Harvey Weisenberg]], would give all non-correction officers in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision a performance of duty disability benefit worth 75% of their final average salary.  This bill would cost the state $100,000 in increased annual contributions.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04914&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
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*Assembly Bill 4920, sponsored by Abbate, Colton, Cook, [[Michael Cusick]], [[Steven Englebright]], and Weisenberg, would allow Tier I and II employees of the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) and the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System (NYSLPFRS) to include up to 30 days of unused vacation time in the final average salary calculation for their pension benefits.  This would cost the state government an estimated $110 million and local governments an estimated $45 million.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A04920&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4920, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
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*Assembly Bill 4922, sponsored by Abbate in the Assembly and by Senator [[Joseph Addabbo]] in the [[New York State Senate]] as Senate Bill 4149, would add the presumption of on-the-job injury for peace officers' heart impairments and diseases in the Department of Corrections, qualifying those officers for a 75 percent disability pension.  This bill would cost the state a $100,000 increase in annual pension contributions.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A04922&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4922, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
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*Assembly Bill 4981, sponsored by Abbate, [[Addie Russell]], and [[Phillip G. Steck]], would give New York teachers who retired before 1980 a minimum annual payment of $550 for each year of full-time credited service.  This would cost the local governments contributing to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) $1 million annually.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A04981&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4981, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Abbate ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 49. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. He defeated [[Vincent Katinas]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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Abbate ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 49. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. He defeated [[Vincent Katinas]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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====Endorsements====
 
*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>
 
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
Abbate was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Peter Cipriano]] (R) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref>
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Abbate was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Peter Cipriano]] (R) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008 Abbate won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 49, defeating opponent Lucretia Regina-Potter (R).  
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On November 4, 2008, Abbate won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 49, defeating opponent Lucretia Regina-Potter (R).  
  
 
Abbate raised $324,281 for his campaign while Regina-Potter raised $12,951.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
 
Abbate raised $324,281 for his campaign while Regina-Potter raised $12,951.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Peter Abbate
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|Full name = Peter Abbate
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = September 24, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=10123 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Abbate, Peter" Accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 327626
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly, District 49]]
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|totalraised2010 = 282684
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|New York State Assembly, District 49]]
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|totalraised2008 = 324281
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008|New York State Assembly, District 49]]
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|totalraised2006 = 238881
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2006|New York State Assembly, District 49]]
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|totalraised2004 = 205346
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2004|New York State Assembly, District 49]]
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|totalraised2002 = 161260
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2002|New York State Assembly, District 49]]
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|totalraised2000 = 81056
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2000|New York State Assembly, District 49]]
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|totalraised1998 = 48650
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[New York State Assembly|New York State Assembly, District 49]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Peter Abbate
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|office= New York State Assembly
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 327626
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|org1 = Uniformed Fire Officers Association Local 854
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|org2 = New York State Public Employees Federation
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|org3 = New York State Conference of Operating Engineers
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|org4 = Kane, Martin
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|org5 = Transport Workers Local 100
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|orgamount1 = 6450
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|orgamount2 = 5100
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|orgamount3 = 4500
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|orgamount4 = 4350
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|orgamount5 = 4350
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|}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Abbate received $282,684 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Abbate received $282,684 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
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==Endorsements==
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===2012===
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In 2012, Abbate’s endorsements included the following:
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*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>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Peter + Abbate + New York + Senate'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Peter + Abbate + New York + Senate'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Peter+Abbate+New York+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Peter Abbate News Feed</rss>
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Peter+Abbate+New+York+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Peter Abbate News Feed}}
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4271 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4271 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4271 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4271 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95957 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83179 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72199 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45951 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45438 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45130 1998]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135529 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118068 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95957 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83179 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72199 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45951 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45438 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45130 1998]
  
 
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Revision as of 09:24, 26 March 2014

Peter J. Abbate, Jr.
PeterAbbate.jpg
New York State Assembly District 49
Incumbent
In office
1987 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John's University, 1971
Personal
Birthday03/22/1949
Place of birthBrooklyn, NY
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Peter J. Abbate, Jr. (b. March 22, 1949) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986. Abbate was the executive director of Kings County Democratic Committee.

Biography

Abbate earned his B.A. in Political Science from Saint John's University.[1] His professional experience includes serving as legislative assistant to Assemblyman Stephen Solarz, and as district representative for United States Congressman Stephen Solarz.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Governmental Employees, Chair
Aging
Banks
Consumer Affairs and Protection
Labor

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Abbate served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Abbate served on the following committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Abbate sponsored seven of these eight, more than any other New York legislator.[2] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[3] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[4]

  • Assembly Bill 4879, sponsored by Abbate, Eric Stevenson, William Colton, Vivian Cook, and Earlene Hill Hooper would allow employees in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) to retire with full benefits after 35 years of employment without regard to their age. This bill would cost the state government an estimated $87 million.[5]
  • Assembly Bill 4890, sponsored by Abbate and Colton, would increase the credit state employees receive for each year above 30 which they have worked from 1.5 to 2.0 percent. This would cost the state government an estimated $1.1 billion.[6]
  • Assembly Bill 4910, sponsored by Abbate, would create a new retirement option for peace officers in the Department of Motor Vehicles that would allow them to retire after 25 years of service. This would cost the state government an estimated one-time payment of $708,000 and an additional $106,000 annually.[7]
  • Assembly Bill 4920, sponsored by Abbate, Colton, Cook, Michael Cusick, Steven Englebright, and Weisenberg, would allow Tier I and II employees of the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) and the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System (NYSLPFRS) to include up to 30 days of unused vacation time in the final average salary calculation for their pension benefits. This would cost the state government an estimated $110 million and local governments an estimated $45 million.[9]
  • Assembly Bill 4922, sponsored by Abbate in the Assembly and by Senator Joseph Addabbo in the New York State Senate as Senate Bill 4149, would add the presumption of on-the-job injury for peace officers' heart impairments and diseases in the Department of Corrections, qualifying those officers for a 75 percent disability pension. This bill would cost the state a $100,000 increase in annual pension contributions.[10]
  • Assembly Bill 4981, sponsored by Abbate, Addie Russell, and Phillip G. Steck, would give New York teachers who retired before 1980 a minimum annual payment of $550 for each year of full-time credited service. This would cost the local governments contributing to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) $1 million annually.[11]

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Abbate ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 49. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated Vincent Katinas in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[12][13]

New York State Assembly, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Abbate Incumbent 89.4% 12,108
     Conservative Vincent Katinas 10.6% 1,429
Total Votes 13,537

2010

Abbate was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Peter Cipriano (R) in the November 2 general election.[14]

New York State Assembly, District 49 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Abbate (D) 7,416
Peter Cipriano (R) 4,659

2008

On November 4, 2008, Abbate won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 49, defeating opponent Lucretia Regina-Potter (R).

Abbate raised $324,281 for his campaign while Regina-Potter raised $12,951.[15]

New York State Assembly, District 49 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Abbate (D) 14,034
Lucretia Regina-Potter (R) 5,487

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peter Abbate is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Peter Abbate raised a total of $1,669,784 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[16]

Peter Abbate's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 49 Won $327,626
2010 New York State Assembly, District 49 Won $282,684
2008 New York State Assembly, District 49 Won $324,281
2006 New York State Assembly, District 49 Won $238,881
2004 New York State Assembly, District 49 Won $205,346
2002 New York State Assembly, District 49 Won $161,260
2000 New York State Assembly, District 49 Won $81,056
1998 New York State Assembly, District 49 Won $48,650
Grand Total Raised $1,669,784

2012

Peter Abbate won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Peter Abbate raised a total of $327,626.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Abbate's campaign in 2012
Uniformed Fire Officers Association Local 854$6,450
New York State Public Employees Federation$5,100
New York State Conference of Operating Engineers$4,500
Kane, Martin$4,350
Transport Workers Local 100$4,350
Total Raised in 2012$327,626
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Abbate received $282,684 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[17]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Abbate's campaign in 2010
Amalgamated Transit Union New York$4,000
Uniformed Fire Officers Association Local 854$3,800
New York State United Teachers$3,800
New York State Public Employees Federation$3,800
New York State Troopers$3,800
Total Raised in 2010 $282,684

2008

In 2008, a year in which Abbate was up for election, he collected $324,281 in donations.[18]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Uniformed Fire Fighters Association $6,100
Uniformed Fire Officers Association Local 854 $5,100
Nassau County Superior Officers Association $5,000
New York City District Council of Carpenters $4,550

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Abbate’s endorsements included the following:

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New York Assembly District 49
1987–present
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