|Robert J. Duffy|
|Lieutenant Governor of New York|
|January 1, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Predecessor||Richard Ravitch (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Mayor of Rochester, New York|
|January 1, 2006 – January 1, 2011|
|Bachelor's||Rochester Institute of Technology (1993)|
|Master's||Syracuse University’s Maxwell School (1998)|
|Date of birth||August 21, 1954|
|Place of birth||Rochester, New York|
Prior to becoming lieutenant governor, Duffy served as Rochester Chief of Police from 1998–2005. He was then elected Mayor of Rochester, serving in the role through 2010.
As lieutenant governor, Duffy serves as Chair of the Regional Economic Development Councils. He is also Chair of the Spending and Government Efficiency Commission and played a major role in the Mandate Relief Council.
An April 2013 list of the 100 most powerful players in Albany by the newspaper City and State ranked Duffy as number 100.
Duffy was an officer with the Rochester Police Department from 1976 to 2005. He served as deputy chief of police from 1992 to 1998 and as chief of police from 1998 to 2005. In 2005 he entered politics when he was elected as the mayor of Rochester.
- MA, Public Administration, Syracuse University, 1998
- BA, Business Management/Criminal Justice/Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1993
- Associate's, Criminal Justice, 1988
- Associate's, Recreation Management, 1975
New York Lieutenant Governor (2011-Present)
Duffy has served as New York Lieutenant Governor since 2011.
Mayor of Rochester (2006–2011)
Duffy served as the Mayor of Rochester, New York, from January 1, 2006 – January 1, 2011.
Duffy ran for re-election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of New York on a ticket with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. They are seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary.The general election took place November 4, 2014.
Duffy ran on a ticket with Andrew Cuomo in 2010. Duffy defeated Gregory Edwards (R), Alden Link (L), Gloria Mattera (G), Tanya Gendelman (Anti-Prohibition) and Eva Doyle (Freedom) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|New York Governor/Lt. Governor, 2010|
|Democratic||Andrew Cuomo/Robert Duffy||61%||2,910,876|
|Republican||Carl Paladino/Gregory Edwards||32.5%||1,547,857|
|Green||Howie Hawkins/Gloria Mattera||1.3%||59,906|
|Rent is 2 Damn High||Jimmy McMillan/No candidate||0.9%||41,129|
|Libertarian||Warren Redlich/Alden Link||1%||48,359|
|Anti-Prohibition||Kristin Davis/Tanya Gendelman||0.4%||20,421|
|Freedom||Charles Barron/Eva Doyle||0.5%||24,571|
|Election Results via New York State Board of Elections|
Comprehensive donor information for Duffy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Duffy raised a total of $530,006 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.
|Robert Duffy's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||NY Lieutenant Governor||$407,606|
|2010||NY Lieutenant Governor||$122,400|
|Grand Total Raised||$530,006|
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|Robert Duffy's Campaign Contributions|
Lieutenant Governor of New York
|Total Raised by General Election Opponents||$9,784,750 (Republican)|
|Top 5 contributors||Friends of Bob Duffy||$80,000|
|Richard C Reichman||$5,000|
|New York State Correctional Officers||$5,000|
|Nelson B Leenhouts||$5,000|
Stephanie F Benson
Duffy married his wife Barbara in 1985. They have two daughters.
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- Office of the New York Lieutenant Governor
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- New York State Agencies, "Lieutenant Governor Bio," accessed April 20, 2012
- Democrat and Chronicle, "Cuomo-Duffy ticket confirmed amid home purchase queries," August 22, 2013
- City and State, "Albany Power 100 List," April 23, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Lieutenant Governor Robert 'Bob' J. Duffy's Biography," accessed January 18, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Robert Duffy," accessed May 21, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
Richard Ravitch (D)
|Lieutenant Governor of New York
2011 - present
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