Richard Brodsky

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Richard Brodsky
New York State Assembly District 92
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Richard Brodsky (b. May 4, 1946) was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He represented District 92 from 1983-2010. Brodsky's political experience also includes being a member of Westchester County Board of Legislators. On May 22, 2010, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat being vacated by Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who is running for governor in November. [1]

Brodsky's professional experiences include being an adjunct professor in entertainment and municipal law for Saint John's University; adjunct professor in advanced constitutional law for Pace University; and an attorney.

Brodsky earned a BA from Brandeis University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Paige Massman, have two children; Emily and Julianne.[2]



Brodsky did not run for re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2010. Instead, he ran unsuccessfully for Attorney General.

2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary [3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Eric Schneiderman 34.4%
     Democratic Party Kathleen M. Rice 31.9%
     Democratic Party Sean Coffey 16.4%
     Democratic Party Richard Brodsky 9.9%
     Democratic Party Eric Dinallo 7.4%
Total Votes 661,296


On November 4, 2008 Brodsky won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 92. He ran unopposed.

Brodsky raised $187,685 for his campaign.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 92 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Brodsky (D) 41,624

Committee assignments



Voting records from the state assembly show that in the run up to his campaign for state attorney general Brodsky "missed three out of every 10 session days for a total of 24 absences, making him the sixth-most truant member in the 150-seat Assembly." [5]



See also: New York Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary [6]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Eric Schneiderman (D) 34.1%
Kathleen M. Rice (D) 31.8%
Sean Coffey (D) 16.5%
Richard Brodsky (D) 9.8%
Eric Dinallo (D) 7.8%
Total votes 592,539

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New York Assembly - District 92
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