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|Name = Steve Katz
 
|Name = Steve Katz
 
|Profile picture =SteveKatz.jpg
 
|Profile picture =SteveKatz.jpg
|Position = New York State Assembly District 99
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|Position = New York State Assembly District 95
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2011 - Present
 
|Tenure = 2011 - Present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 7, 2013]]
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Assumed office = 2011
|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Republican
 
|Leadership =
 
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|Base salary = $79,500/year
 
|Base salary = $79,500/year
|Per diem = $61/half day and $171/full day
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|Per diem = $171/full day; $61/half day
 
|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]]
 
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|First elected = 2010
 
|First elected = 2010
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
|Prior office =
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|Prior office = New York State Assembly District 99
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|Prior office years =2011 to 2013
 
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|Other =Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania
 
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|Profession = Veterinarian  
 
|Profession = Veterinarian  
 
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|Office website = http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=099
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|Office website = http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=095
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Steve Katz''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 95.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  
{{tnr}}'''Steve Katz''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 99 since 2011.
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Katz held a private veterinary practice for 21 years and been involved with the opening of area veterinary hospitals, including one that he and his wife opened. He holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Nicole have four daughters and live in Yorktown.
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He previously represented District 99 in the New York State Assembly from 2011 to 2013.
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==Biography==
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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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/127087/stephen-katz#.Ud3vaFPk_t4 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Katz]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Katz served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New York
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
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|Committee2 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee3 = Higher Education
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|Committee4 = Housing
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|Committee5 = Mental Health
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Katz has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Katz served on the following committees:
* [[Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Higher Education Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Housing Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Mental Health Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Consumer Affairs and Protection
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|Committee2 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee3 = Higher Education
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|Committee4 = Housing
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|Committee5 = Mental Health
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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Katz ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|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.<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>
 
Katz ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|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.<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>
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|winner1 = Steve Katz
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Andrew I. Falk
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
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===2010===
 
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==Personal==
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Katz and his wife Nicole have four daughters and live in Yorktown.
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==Controversies==
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===Marijuana possession===
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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.<ref name=newsday>[http://www.newsday.com/steve-katz-hv-assemblyman-busted-for-pot-speeding-1.4820376 ''newsday.com'', "Steve Katz, HV assemblyman, busted for pot, speeding," March 15, 2013]</ref>
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Katz voted against [http://assembly.state.ny.us/Press/20120613e/ 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 [[New York State Assembly|Assembly]] by a vote of 91-52, but did not come to a vote in the [[New York State Senate|Senate]].<ref name=newsday/><ref>[http://justsaynow.firedoglake.com/2012/06/14/new-york-state-assembly-approves-medical-marijuana-law/ ''firedoglake.com'', "New York State Assembly Approves Medical Marijuana Law," June 14, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==External links==
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=99 House website]
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Steve-Katz New York Assembly-Rep. Steve Katz]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127087 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127087 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=127087 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=127087 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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Revision as of 19:38, 12 July 2013

Steve Katz
SteveKatz.jpg
New York State Assembly District 95
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sCornell University, 1976
OtherDoctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania
Personal
ProfessionVeterinarian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

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

2013-2014

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
Housing
Mental Health

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

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

2010

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

Endorsements

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

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

Personal

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

Controversies

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
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Greg Ball (R)
New York Assembly District 99
2011-2013
Succeeded by
James G. Skoufis (D)