Rory Lancman

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Rory Lancman
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New York State Assembly District 25
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 8
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCity University of New York, 1991
J.D.Columbia Law School, 1995
Date of birth03/01/1969
Place of birthQueens, NY
Office website
Rory Lancman (b. March 1, 1969) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 25 since 2007. Lancman is running for U.S. House in 2012.[1]


Lancman's political experiences include member of Community Board 8; candidate for New York State Senate, District 11 in 2000; and aging committee chair for Community Board 8.

Lancman is counsel with Pensterstock & Partners, Limited LIability Partnership and principal Rory Lancman, Attorney at Law. His professional experiences also include associate with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and a first lieutenant with the New York Army National Guard, Infantry.

Lancman earned her BA from Queens College, City University of New York and JD Columbia Law School. He and his wife, Morgan, have three children.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New York's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Lancman is running to represent New York's 6th congressional district in 2012.[1] He will face fellow New York Assembly member Grace Meng, city councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and physician Robert Mittman in the June 26 Democratic primary.

Elizabeth Crowley's cousin, U.S. Representative and Queens Democratic Party Chairman Joseph Crowley, has endorsed Meng over his relative. As a local Democratic leader, the congressman is heavily invested in the race; analysts suggest he would benefit from backing a winner after he endorsed a candidate in 2010 who went on to lose to Republican Bob Turner in an upset.[3]

Regardless of who wins the Democratic nomination in the 6th this year, however, the party is not expected to lose the seat. Joe Crowley's interest in supporting Meng is more about bolstering the "perceived strengths" of the local Democratic organization, analysts say.[3] Meng does have the cash advantage, as well as the race advantage in a 40-percent Asian district. She has also been endorsed by The New York Times and EMILY's List,[3] among others.[4]

Lancman is making a race of it, however. He has been endorsed by the New York Daily News and the Queens Chronicle, and is strongly pursuing the Jewish vote.[3] He and Meng have also been involved in some intense campaigning, each sharply criticizing the other.[5][6] Lancman sent out a mass mailing decrying Meng's and Crowley's stances on Israel and national defense.[6]

Lancman has also accused Meng of not supporting New York Assembly legislation to increase the tax on millionaires. Meng says she was instrumental in passing the measure, and some Assembly leadership have said both Lancman and Meng played a big roll in the new tax bill.[5]

Elizabeth Crowley has mostly stayed out of attack mode, but recently released an ad accusing Lancman of being too involved in the redistricting process and benefiting himself with the redrawn lines.[7]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Lancman ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He was also unopposed in the general election on November 2.[8] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 25 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rory Lancman (D) 11,688


On November 4, 2008 Lancman won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 25. He ran unopposed.

Lancman raised $95,691 for his campaign.[9]

New York State Assembly, District 25 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rory Lancman (D) 16,177

Campaign donors


Reports in April 2012 showed Lancman raised $190,000 and loaned himself $50,000 in his campaign for the 6th Congressional District. Out-raising him was fellow Assembly member Grace Meng, who took in over $360,000. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Crowley only raised $100,000.[10]


In 2010, Lancman received $72,714 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]


In 2008, a year in which Lancman was up for re-election, he collected $95,691 in donations.[12]

Donor Amount
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,800
1199 Seiu United Helathcare Workers East $3,400
New York State United Teachers $3,350
Four individual donations each of: $2,500

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New York Assembly - District 25
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