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Robin Schimminger

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Robin Schimminger
Robin Schimminger.jpg
New York State Assembly District 140
In office
1977 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 38
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCanisius College, Buffalo, 1969
J.D.New York University School of Law, 1972
Date of birth09/17/1947
Place of birthNorth Tonawanda, NY
Office website
Robin Schimminger (b. September 17, 1947) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 140. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976.

Schimminger's political experience includes being the assembly chair for the Western New York Delegation, New York State Legislature and a member of the Erie County Legislature.


Schimminger attended the William Butler Yeats International School of Literature, University of College in Dublin; earned a BA from Canisius College, Buffalo, and a JD from New York University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry, Chair
Ways and Means


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


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Schimminger ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 140. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He was defeated by Charles M. Gilbert in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 140, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Schimminger Incumbent 69.7% 37,153
     Republican Charles M. Gilbert 30.3% 16,141
Total Votes 53,294


Schimminger was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. Schimminger defeated Kevin Stocker (R) in the general election.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 140 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robin Schimminger (D) 21,784
Kevin Stocker (R) 17,817


On November 4, 2008 Schimminger won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 140, defeating opponent Janice Tennant (WF).

Schimminger raised $234,532 for her campaign while Tennant raised $0.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 140 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robin Schimminger (D) 36,354
Janice Tennant (WF) 3,755

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Schimminger received $223,673 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robin Schimminger's campaign in 2010
Benderson Management Services$5,063
Notarius, Mark$4,800
Garnet Wines & Liquors$3,800
Dodds Liquor City Corp$3,800
Phillips Lytle Hitchcock Blaine & Huber$3,500
Total Raised in 2010 $223,673


Schimminger is married to Melinda Downey.[7]

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