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}}{{tnr}}'''Robert K. Sweeney''' (b. May 29, 1949) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 11.  He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in March 1988.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Robert K. Sweeney''' (b. May 29, 1949) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 11|District 11]].  He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in March 1988.
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Sweeney did not run for re-election in [[New York State Assembly elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/spin-cycle-1.812042/sweeney-dean-of-suffolk-assembly-delegation-won-t-run-for-re-election-1.7885723?firstfree=yes ''Newsday.com'', "Sweeney, dean of Suffolk Assembly delegation, won't run for re-election," May 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Sweeney earned his B.A. from Adelphi University and his MPA from Charles William Post Campus, Long Island University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4400 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Sweeney]</ref> His professional experience includes working as a certified municipal clerk for the Village of Lindenhurst.
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Sweeney earned his B.A. from Adelphi University and his MPA from Charles William Post Campus, Long Island University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4400 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Sweeney,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref> His professional experience includes working as a certified municipal clerk for the Village of Lindenhurst.
  
 
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Sweeney ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 11. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. He defeated [[Rashad Cureton]] 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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Sweeney ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 11. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. He defeated [[Rashad Cureton]] 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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Sweeney ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Brett Robinson]] (R) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref> In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the [[Independence Party of New York State]], and [[Working Families Party]].
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Sweeney ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Brett Robinson]] (R) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2010/Primary/2010PrimaryElectionResults.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref> In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the [[Independence Party of New York State]] and [[Working Families Party]].
  
 
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On November 4, 2008, Sweeney won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 11, defeating opponent James McDonaugh (R).  
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On November 4, 2008, Sweeney won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 11, defeating opponent James McDonaugh (R).<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/Elections/2008/Primary/2008PrimaryReturns.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2008/General/NYSAssembly08.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
Sweeney raised $80,940 for his campaign while McDonaugh raised $0.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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Sweeney raised $80,940 for his campaign while McDonaugh raised $0.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money'', "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Sweeney received $82,226 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
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In 2010, Sweeney received $82,226 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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In 2008, a year in which Sweeney was up for re-election, he collected $80,940 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96146 2008 contributions to Robert Sweeney]</ref>
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In 2008, a year in which Sweeney was up for re-election, he collected $80,940 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96146 ''Follow the Money'', "2008 contributions to Robert Sweeney,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==See also==
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*[[New York State Assembly]]
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=011 New York Assembly - Rep. Robert Sweeney]  
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=011 Profile from the New York State Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000199/robert-sweeney/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4400 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4400 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4400 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4400 Biography from Project Vote Smart]

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Robert Sweeney
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New York State Assembly District 11
Incumbent
In office
1988 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 26
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAdelphi University
Master'sLong Island University
Personal
Birthday05/29/1949
Place of birthBabylon, NY
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert K. Sweeney (b. May 29, 1949) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in March 1988.

Sweeney did not run for re-election in 2014.[1]

Biography

Sweeney earned his B.A. from Adelphi University and his MPA from Charles William Post Campus, Long Island University.[2] His professional experience includes working as a certified municipal clerk for the Village of Lindenhurst.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Conservation, Chair
Education
Rules
Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sweeney served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sweeney served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Sweeney ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 11. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated Rashad Cureton in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Assembly, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Sweeney Incumbent 79.3% 27,854
     Republican Rashad Cureton 20.7% 7,287
Total Votes 35,141

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Sweeney ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Brett Robinson (R) in the general election on November 2.[6][7] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 11 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Sweeney (D) 16,798
Brett Robinson (R) 8,413

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sweeney won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 11, defeating opponent James McDonaugh (R).[8][9]

Sweeney raised $80,940 for his campaign while McDonaugh raised $0.[10]

New York State Assembly, District 11 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Sweeney (D) 28,358
James McDonaugh (R) 11,415

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Robert Sweeney is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Robert Sweeney raised a total of $534,671 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[11]

Robert Sweeney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 11 Won $38,923
2010 New York State Assembly, District 11 Won $82,226
2008 New York State Assembly, District 11 Won $80,940
2006 New York State Assembly, District 11 Won $89,472
2004 New York State Assembly, District 11 Won $78,807
2002 New York State Assembly, District 11 Won $65,608
2000 New York State Assembly, District 11 Won $53,950
1998 New York State Assembly, District 11 Won $44,745
Grand Total Raised $534,671

2012

Robert Sweeney won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Robert Sweeney raised a total of $38,923.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Sweeney's campaign in 2012
Empire State Petroleum Association$3,500
New York State Nurses Association$1,850
New York State Retail Council$1,600
Suffolk County Superior Officers Association$1,600
Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association$1,400
Total Raised in 2012$38,923
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Sweeney received $82,226 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Sweeney's campaign in 2010
New York Farm Bureau$12,205
Empire State Petroleum Association$3,500
Suffolk County Correction Officers Association$2,825
New York State United Teachers$2,500
Association Of Municipal Employees$2,325
Total Raised in 2010 $82,226

2008

In 2008, a year in which Sweeney was up for re-election, he collected $80,940 in donations.[13]

Donor Amount
HLA PAC $4,000
Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs Benevolent Association $2,550
New York State Association of Realtors $2,450
Suffolk County Correction Officers Association $2,075

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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.[14]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

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