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Ruben Diaz
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New York Senate District 32
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHerbert H. Lehman College
Personal
BirthdayApril 22, 1943
Place of birthBayamón, Puerto Rico
ProfessionOrdained Minister
ReligionChurch of God
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ruben Diaz (b. April 22, 1943) is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Diaz earned his Theological Degree from Damascus Bible Institute and his B.A. in Philosophy/Political Theory from Herbert H. Lehman College in 1976. His professional experience includes being a member of the New York City Council from 2001 to 2002 and as a Pastor for the Church of God on Seward Avenue in the Bronx from 1976 to 1978. He currently works as an Ordained Minister for the Church of God. Diaz served in the United States Armed Forces from 1960 to 1963.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Banks
Finance
Housing, Construction and Community Development
Investigations and Government Operations
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Diaz served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Diaz served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Diaz ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 32. He ran unopposed in both the Democratic and Republican primaries on September 13, 2012. Diaz defeated David M. Johnson (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

New York State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Diaz Incumbent 97.1% 72,950
     Independence David M. Johnson 2.9% 2,188
Total Votes 75,138

2010

Diaz ran in the 2010 election for New York State Senate District 32. He defeated Charlie Ramos, Jr. in the Democratic primary. He defeated Michael Walters (C) in the November 2 general election. He ran as a member of the Democratic and Republican parties.[3]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 32 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ruben Diaz (D) 35,266
Michael Walters (Conservative) 2,116

2008

On November 4, 2008 Ruben Diaz won the election for New York State Senate, District 32 with 71,381 votes.

Diaz raised $134,872 for his campaign.[4]

New York State Senate, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ruben Diaz (D) 71,381
William McDonagh (CON) 918

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ruben Diaz is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Ruben Diaz raised a total of $801,725 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[5]

Ruben Diaz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 32 Won $91,531
2010 New York State Senate, District 32 Won $312,368
2008 New York State Senate, District 32 Won $134,872
2006 New York State Senate, District 32 Won $95,431
2004 New York State Senate, District 32 Won $167,523
Grand Total Raised $801,725

2012

Ruben Diaz won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ruben Diaz raised a total of $91,531.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruben Diaz's campaign in 2012
Fieler, Sean & Ana M$10,300
National Organization for Marriage$8,500
Crossed, Richard J$3,200
Superb Security & Momonitoring$3,000
Voice For Teacher for Edu$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$91,531
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Diaz's 2010 campaign.[6]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ruben Diaz's campaign in 2010
Ramon Nieves$10,000
Democrats For Education Reform$9,500
Friends Of Carl Kruger$9,500
Fiona Druckenmiller$9,500
Stanley Druckenmiller$9,500
Total Raised in 2010 $312,368

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Ruben Diaz's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Ruben Diaz for State Senate $31,945
La Paz Funeral Service $6,000
Friends of Carl $5,000
New York State United Teachers $5,000
Maestros Caterers $4,225

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Diaz’s endorsements included the following:

Personal

Diaz and his wife, Leslie Yvette, have three children.

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