Robert Sweeney

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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$171/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.

Biography

Sweeney earned his B.A. from Adelphi University and his MPA from Charles William Post Campus, Long Island University.[1] 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. [2][3]

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.[4] 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

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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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New York Assembly District 11
1988–present
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