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Steve Katz
New York State Assembly District 95
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/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 99
2011 to 2013
Bachelor'sCornell University, 1976
OtherDoctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania
Office website
Steve Katz is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 95. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

He previously represented District 99 in the New York State Assembly from 2011 to 2013.


Katz earned a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes owning a private veterinary practice for 21 years, working as a Veterinarian at Concourse Animal Hospital, and working as a former field researcher for the World Wildlife Fund in French Guiana and in the Galapagos.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Higher Education
Mental Health


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Katz ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 94. He defeated Dario Gristina in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated Andrew I. Falk in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 94, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Katz 54.3% 29,578
     Democratic Andrew I. Falk 45.7% 24,903
Total Votes 54,481
New York State Assembly, District 94 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Katz Incumbent 64.3% 1,623
Dario Gristina 35.7% 900
Total Votes 2,523


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Katz's defeated Democratic candidate Brendan Tully and Conservative candidate Jim Borkowski in the general election.[4] Katz defeated Conservative candidate Jim Borkowski in the Republican primary.

State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Katz was endorsed by:

  • West Chester Tea Party [5]
New York State Assembly, District 99, 2010 General Election
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Katz (R) 20,709
Brendan Tully (D) 16,397
Jim Borkowski (C) 5,514

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Katz, raised a total of $199,492 in campaign contributions.[6]

His largest six campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Katz, Stephen $178,000
Katz, Steve $5,000
Celestial Equities $2,000
Bock, Robert T $1,000
Bistakis, Marco $1,000
Somers Republican Town Cmte $1,000


Katz and his wife Nicole have four daughters and live in Yorktown.


Marijuana possession

On March 14, 2013, Katz was charged with marijuana possession after being pulled over by a state trooper for speeding. A spokeswoman for the State Thruway Police said, Katz was alone in the car, driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. Katz was in possession of a small bag containing less that 25 grams of marijuana.[7]

Katz voted against Assembly Bill 7347 in June 2012. The bill would legalize medical marijuana in New York for certified patients with serious illnesses. AB 7347 passed the Assembly by a vote of 91-52, but did not come to a vote in the Senate.[7][8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kenneth Zebrowski (D)
New York Assembly District 94
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Greg Ball (R)
New York Assembly District 99
Succeeded by
James G. Skoufis (D)