Phil Steck

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Phil Steck
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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$171/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
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 a Bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard University, and a JD 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

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.[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 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.[5]

Elections

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. 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. [6][7]

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

2012

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Personal

Steck and his wife, Tricia, have two children.

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