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Sheldon Silver
New York State Assembly District 64
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House site
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 Speaker for the New York State Assembly since 1994.

Silver's professional experiences include an attorney in private practice and law secretary for Civil Court Judge Francis Pecora.

Silver earned a BA from Yeshiva University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Committee assignments


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


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



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.[1] 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


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.[2]

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


In 2008, a year in which Silver was up for re-election, he collected $473,580 in donations.[3]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
New York State Trial Lawyers $7,600
AFSCME District Council 37 $6,301
Citigroup $5,500
Five individual donations each of: $5,000


Silver and his wife, Rosa, have four children; Edward, Janine, Michelle, and Esther.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 64
Succeeded by