Robert Sweeney

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Robert Sweeney
New York State Assembly District 11
In office
1989 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 26
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAdelphi University
Master'sLong Island University
Date of birth05/29/1949
Place of birthBabylon, NY
Office website
Robert Sweeney (b. May 29, 1949) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 11 since 1989.

Sweeney's professional experience is as a certified municipal clerk for the Village of Lindenhurst.

Sweeney earned a BA from Adelphi University and a MPA from Charles William Post Campus, Long Island University.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sweeney has been appointed to the following committees:


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



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.[2] 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


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

Sweeney raised $80,940 for his campaign while McDonaugh raised $0.[3]

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


In 2010, Sweeney received $82,226 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]


In 2008, a year in which Sweeney was up for re-election, he collected $80,940 in donations.[5]

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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