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|Name = Sheldon Silver  
 
|Profile picture = Sheldon Silver.jpg  
 
|Profile picture = Sheldon Silver.jpg  
|Position  = New York State Assembly District 64
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|Position  = New York State Assembly District 65
 
|Status = Incumbent  
 
|Status = Incumbent  
|Tenure     = January 1, 1977-Present
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|Tenure = January 1, 1977-Present
 
|Assumed office = 1977
 
|Assumed office = 1977
|Term ends           = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
|Political party     = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
|Profession         = Legislator/Attorney  
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|Profession = Legislator/Attorney  
|Base salary = Comparison of state legislative salaries|$79,500 per year
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|Base salary = $79,500/year
 
|Per diem = $171/day and $61/half-day  
 
|Per diem = $171/day and $61/half-day  
|Office website = http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=064
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|Office website = http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=065
 
|Leadership = [[Speaker of the House]]
 
|Leadership = [[Speaker of the House]]
 
|Years leadership = 1994-Present
 
|Years leadership = 1994-Present
 
|Pension =  
 
|Pension =  
|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|First elected = November, 1976
 
|First elected = November, 1976
|Next election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Campaign $ = 4520898
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
 
|Bachelor's = Yeshiva University
 
|Bachelor's = Yeshiva University
 
|J.D. = Brooklyn Law School
 
|J.D. = Brooklyn Law School
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|Religion = Jewish
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Sheldon Silver''' (b. February 13, 1944) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 64 since winning election in November 1976. Silver has been the [[State Speaker of the Assembly|Speaker]] for the New York State Assembly since 1994.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Sheldon Silver''' (b. February 13, 1944) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 65.  He was first elected to the chamber in 1976. He has been serving as [[State Speaker of the Assembly|Speaker]] for the New York State Assembly since 1994. He previously represented District 64 in the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 2013.
  
Silver's professional experiences include an attorney in private practice and law secretary for Civil Court Judge Francis Pecora.
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==Biography==
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Silver earned a BA from Yeshiva University, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.  His professional experience includes being an attorney in private practice, and working as a law secretary for Civil Court Judge Francis Pecora.
  
Silver earned a BA from Yeshiva University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.  
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An April 2013 list of the 100 most powerful players in Albany by the newspaper ''City and State'' ranked Silver as number two.<ref> [http://www.cityandstateny.com/albany-power-100-list-10/ ''City and State,'' "Albany Power 100 List – 10," April 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Silver served on the following committees:
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Rules
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|Chair1 = Chair
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Silver has been appointed to the following committees:<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/comm/ ''New York State Assembly'' "Rules Committee," Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref>
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Silver served on the following committees:<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/comm/ ''New York State Assembly'' "Rules Committee," Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref>
* [[Rules Committee, New York State Assembly]], Chair
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Rules
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|Chair1= Chair
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Silver served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Silver served on the following committees:
* [[Rules Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|State = New York
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Rules
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Silver is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 65. He is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He is also running on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. [[Wave Chan]] is running unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref>
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Silver ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 65. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. He defeated [[Wave Chan]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
  
====Endorsements====
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*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = New York State Assembly, District 65, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Republican
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|winner1 = Sheldon Silver
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Wave Chan
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|votes1 = 25128
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|votes2 = 4906
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Silver
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|year=1998
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|link=<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=19247 ''Follow the Money'' "Career Fundraising for Sheldon Silver," Accessed March 10, 2013]</ref>
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|totalraised2012=718867
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=NY State Assembly, District 65
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|totalraised2010=576039
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=NY State Assembly, District 64
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|totalraised2008=473580
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=NY State Assembly, District 64
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|totalraised2006=719384
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=NY State Assembly, District 64
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|totalraised2004=550936
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=NY State Assembly, District 64
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|totalraised2002=554065
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|result2002=Won
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|office2002=NY State Assembly, District 64
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|totalraised2000=244944
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|result2000=Won
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|office2000=NY State Assembly, District 62
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|totalraised1998=683083
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|result1998=Won
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|office1998=NY State Assembly, District 62
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}}
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===2012===
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{{State leg donor}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, a year in which Silver was up for re-election, he collected $576,039 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118082 2010 contributions to Sheldon Silver]</ref>
 
In 2010, a year in which Silver was up for re-election, he collected $576,039 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118082 2010 contributions to Sheldon Silver]</ref>
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==Endorsements==
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===2012===
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In 2012, Silver’s endorsements included the following:
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*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Silver and his wife, Rosa, have four children; Edward, Janine, Michelle, and Esther.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4272 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Silver]</ref>
  
 
==Controversies==
 
==Controversies==
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Silver approved the settlement, but once it came to light said it was the wrong decision. “I take full responsibility in not insisting that all cases go to the ethics committee. While that opinion is both legally correct and ethical and can result in a resolution sought by complaining employees, I now believe it was the wrong one from the perspective of transparency,” he stated.<ref name="harass">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/nyregion/lopez-to-yield-party-leadership-role.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp&adxnnlx=1346215202-ng0Dc%20ukIlxPn06zFpmEhw ''New York Times,'' "Assembly Leader Admits Fault as Critics Assail Secret Payoff," August 28, 2012]</ref>  
 
Silver approved the settlement, but once it came to light said it was the wrong decision. “I take full responsibility in not insisting that all cases go to the ethics committee. While that opinion is both legally correct and ethical and can result in a resolution sought by complaining employees, I now believe it was the wrong one from the perspective of transparency,” he stated.<ref name="harass">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/nyregion/lopez-to-yield-party-leadership-role.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp&adxnnlx=1346215202-ng0Dc%20ukIlxPn06zFpmEhw ''New York Times,'' "Assembly Leader Admits Fault as Critics Assail Secret Payoff," August 28, 2012]</ref>  
  
A number of officials and individuals, including Gov. [[Andrew Cuomo]] (D), have called for a full investigation.<ref>[http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/cuomo_on_the_case_iM0fhQUokb3i76Jhu0deLO?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Editorials ''New York Post,'' "Cuomo's on the case," August 29, 2012]</ref>
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A number of officials and individuals, including Gov. [[Andrew Cuomo]] (D), called for a full investigation.<ref>[http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/cuomo_on_the_case_iM0fhQUokb3i76Jhu0deLO?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Editorials ''New York Post,'' "Cuomo's on the case," August 29, 2012]</ref>
  
==Personal==
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===Family voter registration irregularities===
Silver and his wife, Rosa, have four children; Edward, Janine, Michelle, and Esther.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4272 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Silver]</ref>
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In September 2012, the New York Post obtained information regarding voter registration problems pertaining to Silver's children. Years after having moved out of district or out of New York state altogether, three of his children, Edward, Michelle, and Esther, remained registered to vote in their father’s Lower East Side district. Presumably, they neglected to change their registration so that they would have the opportunity to vote for him, despite the fact that in recent years Silver has faced little or no electoral opposition.<ref name="VF">[http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/kids_in_shel_game_soatiFJAdrW6To33vDYg9J?utm_source=SFnewyorkpost&utm_medium=SFnewyorkpost ''New York Post'' "Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s children moved away from father's Lower East Side district — but still vote in dad’s elections," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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An attorney interviewed by the Post stated that this type of false registration is at least a misdemeanor and could be classified as a felony in some cases.<ref name="VF"/>
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=064 New York Assembly - Rep. Sheldon Silver]  
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=065 New York Assembly - Rep. Sheldon Silver]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4272 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4272 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4272 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4272 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96138 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83366 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72579 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=46256 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45857 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45387 1998]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96138 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83366 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72579 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=46256 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45857 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45387 1998]
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*[http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000194/sheldon-silver/ Open States Profile]
  
 
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Sheldon Silver
Sheldon Silver.jpg
New York State Assembly District 65
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 1977-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 37
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker of the House
1994-Present
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/day and $61/half-day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember, 1976
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,520,898
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sYeshiva University
J.D.Brooklyn Law School
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 13, 1944
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionLegislator/Attorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sheldon Silver (b. February 13, 1944) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 65. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976. He has been serving as Speaker for the New York State Assembly since 1994. He previously represented District 64 in the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 2013.

Biography

Silver earned a BA from Yeshiva University, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. His professional experience includes being an attorney in private practice, and working as a law secretary for Civil Court Judge Francis Pecora.

An April 2013 list of the 100 most powerful players in Albany by the newspaper City and State ranked Silver as number two.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Silver served on the following committees:[2]

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Silver ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 65. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated Wave Chan in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheldon Silver Incumbent 83.7% 25,128
     Republican Wave Chan 16.3% 4,906
Total Votes 30,034

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Silver ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2.[5] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 64 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sheldon Silver (D) 16,881

2008

On November 4, 2008 Silver won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 64, defeating opponent Danniel Maio (R).

Silver raised $473,580 for his campaign while Maio raised $8,607.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 64 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sheldon Silver (D) 27,632
Danniel Maio (R) 7,387

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Silver is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Silver raised a total of $4,520,898 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 17, 2013.[7]

Sheldon Silver's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 NY State Assembly, District 65 Won $718,867
2010 NY State Assembly, District 64 Won $576,039
2008 NY State Assembly, District 64 Won $473,580
2006 NY State Assembly, District 64 Won $719,384
2004 NY State Assembly, District 64 Won $550,936
2002 NY State Assembly, District 64 Won $554,065
2000 NY State Assembly, District 62 Won $244,944
1998 NY State Assembly, District 62 Won $683,083
Grand Total Raised $4,520,898

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Silver was up for re-election, he collected $576,039 in donations.[8]

The major contributors were:

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sheldon Silver's campaign in 2010
New York State Health Care Providers$7,800
New York State Funeral Directors Association$7,600
Uniformed Sanitation Men's Association Local 831$7,600
New York State Court Clerks Association$6,800
Bond Schoeneck & King$5,800
Total Raised in 2010 $576,039

2008

In 2008, a year in which Silver was up for re-election, he collected $473,580 in donations.[9]

The major contributors were:

New York State Assembly 2008 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sheldon Silver's campaign in 2008
New York State Trial Lawyers$7,600
AFSCME District Council 37$6,301
Citigroup$5,500
Five groups that each gave:$5,000
Total Raised in 2008 $473,580


Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Silver’s endorsements included the following:

Personal

Silver and his wife, Rosa, have four children; Edward, Janine, Michelle, and Esther.[11]

Controversies

Secret payment

In late August 2012, it was reported that the Assembly made a secret payment of $103,080 two months earlier in order to settle sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D). While Lopez was censured by the Assembly on August 24 after an internal ethics committee investigation substantiated allegations by two other women, the earlier case never went to the ethics committee.[12]

Silver approved the settlement, but once it came to light said it was the wrong decision. “I take full responsibility in not insisting that all cases go to the ethics committee. While that opinion is both legally correct and ethical and can result in a resolution sought by complaining employees, I now believe it was the wrong one from the perspective of transparency,” he stated.[12]

A number of officials and individuals, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), called for a full investigation.[13]

Family voter registration irregularities

In September 2012, the New York Post obtained information regarding voter registration problems pertaining to Silver's children. Years after having moved out of district or out of New York state altogether, three of his children, Edward, Michelle, and Esther, remained registered to vote in their father’s Lower East Side district. Presumably, they neglected to change their registration so that they would have the opportunity to vote for him, despite the fact that in recent years Silver has faced little or no electoral opposition.[14]

An attorney interviewed by the Post stated that this type of false registration is at least a misdemeanor and could be classified as a felony in some cases.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Micah Kellner (D)
New York Assembly District 65
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 64
1977–2013
Succeeded by
Nicole Malliotakis (R)