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Phil Steck
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New York State Assembly District 110
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
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
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.University of Pennsylvania
Office website
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.


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


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families


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]



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

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.[8]

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


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


Steck and his wife, Tricia, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Tedisco (R)
New York Assembly District 110
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