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}}{{tnr}}'''Phillip G. "Phil" Steck''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 110 since 2013.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Phillip G. "Phil" Steck''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 110|District 110]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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==Biography==
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Steck earned his bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.  His professional experience includes being a partner at Cooper Erving & Savage, serving as a member of the Albany County Legislature and working as an Assistant District Attorney for New York County.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/91186/phillip-steck#.Ud4L3lPk_t4 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Steck,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Steck's campaign website highlights the following issues:<ref>[http://steckforassembly.com/ ''Steck for Assembly'', "Issues," accessed October 10, 2014]</ref>
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:*Excerpt: "Working to protect the middle class from high taxes, the high costs of education and health care, and high auto insurance rates."
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:*Excerpt: "Fighting corruption in State government."
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:*Excerpt: "Reforming the Common Core, increasing aid to local schools, and making sure that educational funding goes to the classroom and benefits our students, rather than being squandered on additional layers of unnecessary government bureaucracy."
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:*Excerpt: "Protecting the reproductive rights of women and guaranteeing equal pay for equal work."
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:*Excerpt: "Protecting public and private pensions and the availability of necessary services for Senior Citizens."
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:*Excerpt: "Replacing a Medicaid system that is plagued by fraud and high administrative costs with a more efficient system that provides better care at less cost."
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:*Excerpt: "Promoting responsible economic development."
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===Pension sweeteners===
 
===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.  Steck sponsored one of these eight.<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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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.  Steck sponsored one of these eight.<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 ''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>
  
*Assembly Bill 4981, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[Addie Russell]], and 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>
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===Sponsored legislation===
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*Assembly Bill 4981, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[Addie Russell]]and 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 ''New York State Assembly'', "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4981," accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Steck ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 110. Steck defeated [[Kevin O. Frazier]], [[Timothy D. Nichols]], and [[Joe Landry]] in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He lost to [[Jennifer Whalen]] in the [[Independence Party of New York State]] primary. Steck defeated Whalen (R) 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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Steck ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 110. Steck defeated [[Kevin O. Frazier]], [[Timothy D. Nichols]]and [[Joe Landry]] in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He lost to [[Jennifer Whalen]] in the [[Independence Party of New York State]] primary. Steck defeated Whalen (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/CandidateList09132012PrimaryCandidatesAll.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/2012PrimaryResultsSept.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/AD_04-09-2013.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|org3 = Mullen, Luke
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|org4 = Rem Printing & Copy Center
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|org5 = New York State United Teachers
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|orgamount1 = 215000
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|orgamount2 = 17195
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|orgamount3 = 8100
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==Scorecards==
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==Personal==
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Steck and his wife, Tricia, have two children.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[New York State Assembly]]
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*[[New York State Assembly#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[New York State Legislature]]
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*[[New York state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
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* [http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Phil-Steck Office website]
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* [http://steckforassembly.com/ Official campaign website]
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* [http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Phil-Steck Profile from the New York State Assembly]
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* [http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000312/phil-steck/ Profile from Open States]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/AssemblymemberPhilSteck Phil Steck on Facebook]
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* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/91186/phillip-steck#.UkNcGbx57mo Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/91186/phillip-steck#.Ud4L3lPk_t4 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=153432 2012]
  
 
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Phil Steck
Phil Steck.jpg
New York State Assembly District 110
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.University of Pennsylvania
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Phillip G. "Phil" Steck is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 110. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Steck earned his bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes being a partner at Cooper Erving & Savage, serving as a member of the Albany County Legislature and working as an Assistant District Attorney for New York County.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Insurance
Judiciary
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Steck's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Working to protect the middle class from high taxes, the high costs of education and health care, and high auto insurance rates."
  • Excerpt: "Fighting corruption in State government."
  • Excerpt: "Reforming the Common Core, increasing aid to local schools, and making sure that educational funding goes to the classroom and benefits our students, rather than being squandered on additional layers of unnecessary government bureaucracy."
  • Excerpt: "Protecting the reproductive rights of women and guaranteeing equal pay for equal work."
  • Excerpt: "Protecting public and private pensions and the availability of necessary services for Senior Citizens."
  • Excerpt: "Replacing a Medicaid system that is plagued by fraud and high administrative costs with a more efficient system that provides better care at less cost."
  • Excerpt: "Promoting responsible economic development."

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. Steck sponsored one of these eight.[3] 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.[4] 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."[5]

  • Assembly Bill 4981, sponsored by Peter Abbate, Addie Russelland 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.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Phil Steck was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Thomas A. Jasiewicz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Steck is running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets and Jasiewicz is running on the Conservative Party ticket. Steck and Jasiewicz will face off in the general election.[7][8]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Steck ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 110. Steck defeated Kevin O. Frazier, Timothy D. Nicholsand Joe Landry in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He lost to Jennifer Whalen in the Independence Party of New York State primary. Steck defeated Whalen (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[9][10][11]

New York State Assembly, District 110, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip G. Steck 57.2% 32,664
     Republican Jennifer A. Whalen 42.8% 24,488
Total Votes 57,152
New York State Assembly, District 110 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Steck 38.6% 2,252
Kevin Frazier 29.1% 1,698
Joe Landry 21% 1,227
Timothy Nichols 11.2% 652
Total Votes 5,829
New York State Assembly, District 110 Independence Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Whalen 57.3% 281
Kevin Frazier 18.6% 91
Phillip Steck 16.7% 82
Joe Landry 7.3% 36
Total Votes 490

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Phil Steck is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Phil Steck raised a total of $353,124 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[12]

Phil Steck's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 110 Won $353,124
Grand Total Raised $353,124

2012

Phil Steck won election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Phil Steck raised a total of $353,124.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phil Steck's campaign in 2012
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York$215,000
Steck, Phillip G$17,195
Mullen, Luke$8,100
Rem Printing & Copy Center$6,600
New York State United Teachers$4,100
Total Raised in 2012$353,124
Source:Follow the Money

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[13]

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Personal

Steck and his wife, Tricia, have two children.

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Preceded by
James Tedisco (R)
New York Assembly District 110
2013–present
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