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|New York State Assembly District 25|
|2007 - Present|
|January 7, 2013|
|Years in position||8|
|Per diem||$61/half day and $171/full day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||City University of New York, 1991|
|J.D.||Columbia Law School, 1995|
|Date of birth||03/01/1969|
|Place of birth||Queens, NY|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lancman has been appointed to the following committees:
- Banks Committee, New York State Assembly
- Cities Committee, New York State Assembly
- Codes Committee, New York State Assembly
- Housing Committee, New York State Assembly
- Judiciary Committee, New York State Assembly
- Labor Committee, New York State Assembly
- Subcommittee on Workplace Safety, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lancman served on the following committees:
- Banks Committee, New York Assembly
- Cities Committee, New York Assembly
- Governmental Operations Committee, New York Assembly
- Housing Committee, New York Assembly
- Judiciary Committee, New York Assembly
- Labor Committee, New York Assembly
Lancman is running to represent New York's 6th congressional district in 2012. He will face fellow New York Assembly member Grace Meng, city councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and physician Robert Mittman in the June 26 Democratic primary. He is unopposed in the Working Families 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.
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. 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, among others.
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. He and Meng have also been involved in some intense campaigning, each sharply criticizing the other. Lancman sent out a mass mailing decrying Meng's and Crowley's stances on Israel and national defense.
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.
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.
- 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. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 25 2010|
|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.
|New York State Assembly, District 25 2008|
|Rory Lancman (D)||16,177|
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.
In 2010, Lancman received $72,714 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rory Lancman's campaign in 2010|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$3,800|
|Goldstein & Greenlaw LLP||$2,500|
|New York State Laborers||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$72,714|
In 2008, a year in which Lancman was up for re-election, he collected $95,691 in donations.
|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|
- New York Assembly - Rep. Rory Lancman
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2000
- NYTimes blog "Three officials announce bids to replace Ackerman," March 19, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lancman
- Roll Call "Democratic Primary Going to Wire in Queens," June 19, 2012
- New York Daily News "Elizabeth Crowley, Grace Meng Log NY-6 Nods," April 23, 2012
- New York Daily News "Queens rivals for Congress duke it out," June 7, 2012
- Capital New York "Lancman goes nuclear in a mail piece against Meng and Crowley," June 19, 2012
- Politicker "Elizabeth Crowley Takes The Gloves Off, Bops Lancman [Video," June 18, 2012]
- New York Times NY state legislative election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- Politicker, "Fundraising Winners & Losers," April 16, 2012
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to Rory Lancman
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