Peter Abbate

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Peter Abbate
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New York State Assembly District 49
In office
1987 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 28
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
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.

Abbate's professional experiences include legislative assistant to Assemblyman Stephen Solarz; and district representative for United States Congressman Stephen Solarz.

Abbate earned a BA in political science from Saint John's University.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Abbate has been appointed to the following committees:


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



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

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


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.[3]

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


In 2008, a year in which Abbate was up for election, he collected $324,281 in donations.[4]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 49
Succeeded by