Sam Roberts

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Sam Roberts
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New York State Assembly District 128
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 119
Associate'sOnondaga Community College
Office website
Samuel 'Sam' D. Roberts is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 128. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

He previously represented District 119 in the Assembly from 2011 to 2013. Roberts was formerly a legislator for Onondaga County from 1990 to 1999.


Roberts earned his associate's degree from Onondaga Community College, his B.A. from Empire State College and a certificate in Labor Studies from Cornell University. His professional experience includes working for General Motors as a journeyman tool and die maker for thirty years.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Libraries and Education Technology
Small Business
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Roberts ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 128. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated John W. Sharon in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 128, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Roberts Incumbent 65% 32,898
     Republican John W. Sharon 35% 17,703
Total Votes 50,601


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Roberts defeated Jane Fahey-Suddaby and Philip LaTessa in the September 14 Democratic primary. Roberts defeated John Sharon (R), Christina Fitch (Conservative) and Michael Donnelly (Green) in the general election on November 2.

New York State Assembly, District 119 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sam Roberts (D) 19,589
John Sharon (R) 11,562
Christina Fitch (C) 3,585
Michael Donnelly (G) 1,229

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sam Roberts is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Sam Roberts raised a total of $166,433 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[4]

Sam Roberts's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 128 Won $49,797
2010 New York State Assembly, District 119 Won $116,636
Grand Total Raised $166,433


Sam Roberts won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Sam Roberts raised a total of $49,797.


In 2010, Roberts raised a total of $116,636 in campaign contributions.[5]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Roberts, Sam $25,000
Roberts, Samuel D $10,000
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $5,000
Civil Service Employees Association $5,000


Roberts has been a member of the United Auto Workers Union for thirty five years.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Oaks (R)
New York Assembly District 128
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Joan Christensen
New York Assembly District 119
Succeeded by
Anthony Brindisi (D)