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|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|First elected = 2000
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Steven Cymbrowitz''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 45 since 2001. Cymbrowitz is also chair of the Majority Program Committee, New York State Assembly and secretary for the Assembly's Majority Conference, New York State Assembly.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Steven Cymbrowitz''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 45|District 45]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Cymbrowitz serves as chair of the Majority Program Committee and as secretary for the Assembly's Majority Conference in the New York State Assembly.
  
Cymbrowitz's professional experiences include director of housing and community development, Metropolitan New York; coordinating council on Jewish poverty; assistant commissioner for Division of Housing Production Finance, New York City Department Housing Preservation and Development; assistant commissioner for Division of Homeless Housing Development; deputy commissioner for Development at Housing Preservation and Development; director of intergovernmental relations, New York City Housing Authority; and executive director of North Brooklyn Development Corporation.
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==Biography==
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Cymbrowitz earned his B.A. from Long Island University Charles William Post Campus, his M.A. in Social Work from Adelphi University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=55177 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Cymbrowitz,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
Cymbrowitz earned his BA from Long Island University Charles William Post Campus; MA in social work from Adelphi University; and JD from Brooklyn Law School.  He is married to Vilma Huertas. <ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=55177 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Cymbrowitz]</ref>
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His professional experience includes working as director of housing and community development for Metropolitan New York, serving on the coordinating council on Jewish poverty, as an assistant commissioner for Division of Housing Production Finance, as an assistant commissioner for Division of Homeless Housing Development, as a deputy commissioner for Development at Housing Preservation and Development, as a director of intergovernmental relations for New York City's Housing Authority and as an executive director of North Brooklyn Development Corporation.<ref name=vs/>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Cymbrowitz served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 = Aging
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|Chair1=Chair
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|Committee2 =Codes
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|Committee3 = Environmental Conservation
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|Committee4 = Health
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|Committee5 = Insurance
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cymbrowitz served on the following committees:
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In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Cymbrowitz served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Pension sweeteners===
 
===Pension sweeteners===
On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Cymbrowitz sponsored one of these eight.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Cymbrowitz sponsored one of these eight.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany ''Citizens Budget Commission'', "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 ''Empire State Center for New York Policy'', "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
  
*Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[William Colton]], [[Jeffrion Aubry]], [[William Boyland]], [[Barbara Clark]], [[Vivian Cook]], Cymbrowitz, [[Dennis Gabryszak]], [[Earlene Hill Hooper]], [[Jose Rivera]], [[Matthew Titone]], and [[Harvey Weisenberg]], would give all non-correction officers in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision a performance of duty disability benefit worth 75% of their final average salary.  This bill would cost the state an estimated $100,000 in increased pension contributions.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04914&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
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===Sponsored legislation===
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*Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[William Colton]], [[Jeffrion Aubry]], [[William Boyland]], [[Barbara Clark]], [[Vivian Cook]], Cymbrowitz, [[Dennis Gabryszak]], [[Earlene Hill Hooper]], [[Jose Rivera]], [[Matthew Titone]]and [[Harvey Weisenberg]], would give all non-correction officers in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision a performance of duty disability benefit worth 75% of their final average salary.  This bill would cost the state an estimated $100,000 in increased pension contributions.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04914&term=&Summary=Y ''New York State Assembly'', "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914," accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Cymbrowitz ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 45. He defeated [[Ben Akselrod]] in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012; Akselrod won the [[Independence Party of New York State]] primary. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. He defeated [[Russell C. Gallo]] 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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Cymbrowitz ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 45. He defeated [[Ben Akselrod]] in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012; Akselrod won the [[Independence Party of New York State]] primary. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] ticket. He defeated [[Russell C. Gallo]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/CandidateList09132012PrimaryCandidatesAll.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/2012PrimaryResultsSept.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/AD_04-09-2013.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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====Endorsements====
 
*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>
 
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Cymbrowitz ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Joseph Hayon]] (R) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref> In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the [[Working Families Party|Working Familes]] ticket.
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Cymbrowitz ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Joseph Hayon]] (R) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2010/Primary/2010PrimaryElectionResults.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref> In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the [[Working Families Party|Working Families]] ticket.
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008]]''
  
On November 4, 2008 Cymbrowitz won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 45. He ran unopposed.  
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On November 4, 2008, Cymbrowitz won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 45. He ran unopposed.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/Elections/2008/Primary/2008PrimaryReturns.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2008/General/NYSAssembly08.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
Cymbrowitz raised $105,364 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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Cymbrowitz raised $105,364 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money'', "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Cymbrowitz
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|year = 2000
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|Editdate = May 5, 2015
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=5738327 ''Follow the Money'', "Contributions to Cymbrowitz, Steven," accessed May 5, 2015]</ref>
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|totalraised2014 = 324562
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|result2014 = Won
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|totalraised2012 = 252812
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly, District 45]]
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|totalraised2010 = 119133
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|New York State Assembly, District 45]]
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|totalraised2008 = 105364
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2008|New York State Assembly, District 45]]
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|totalraised2006 = 85760
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2006|New York State Assembly, District 45]]
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|totalraised2004 = 134170
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2004|New York State Assembly, District 45]]
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|totalraised2002 = 81434
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2002|New York State Assembly, District 45]]
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|totalraised2000 = 66393
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|total raised = 324562
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|org1 = Real Estate Board of New York
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|org2 = New York State Trial Lawyers Association
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|org3 = Century 21 Department Stores
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|org4 = Leadingage New York
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|org5 = Jemal, David J
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|orgamount3 = 8200
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|orgamount5 = 6600
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|org1 = New York State Trial Lawyers Association
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|org3 = New York State United Teachers
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|org4 = Lor Medical PC
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|org5 = Uniformed Fire Fighters Association
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|orgamount3 = 8200
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|orgamount4 = 6500
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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Cymbrowitz received $119,333 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Cymbrowitz received $119,133 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=5738327 ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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|org1 = New York Commercial Realty LLC
 
|org1 = New York Commercial Realty LLC
 
|org2 = Rovt, Alexander
 
|org2 = Rovt, Alexander
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|orgdonor5 = $3,800
 
|orgdonor5 = $3,800
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
In 2008, a year in which Cymbrowitz was up for election, he collected $105,364 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95998 2008 contributions to Steven Cymbrowitz]</ref>
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In 2008, a year in which Cymbrowitz was up for election, he collected $105,364 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=5738327 ''Follow the Money'', "2008 contributions to Steven Cymbrowitz," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{New York legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
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==Endorsements==
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===2012===
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In 2012, Cymbrowitz’s endorsements included the following:<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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*32BJ/SEIU
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==Personal==
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Cymbrowitz is married to Vilma Huertas.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[New York State Assembly]]
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*[[New York State Assembly#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[New York State Legislature]]
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*[[New York state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=045 New York Assembly - Rep. Steven Cymbrowitz]  
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=045 Profile from the New York State Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000097/steven-cymbrowitz/ Profile from Open States]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/AssemblymanStevenCymbrowitz Steven Cymbrowitz on Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/SteveCym Steven Cymbrowitz on Twitter]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=55177 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=55177 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=55177 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=55177 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95998 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83220 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=72287 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=46027 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=45535 2000]
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* Campaign contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=5738327 Follow the Money]
  
 
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Steven Cymbrowitz
StevenCymbrowitz.jpg
New York State Assembly District 45
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLong Island University Charles William Post Campus
Master'sAdelphi University
J.D.Brooklyn Law School
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steven Cymbrowitz is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Cymbrowitz serves as chair of the Majority Program Committee and as secretary for the Assembly's Majority Conference in the New York State Assembly.

Biography

Cymbrowitz earned his B.A. from Long Island University Charles William Post Campus, his M.A. in Social Work from Adelphi University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.[1]

His professional experience includes working as director of housing and community development for Metropolitan New York, serving on the coordinating council on Jewish poverty, as an assistant commissioner for Division of Housing Production Finance, as an assistant commissioner for Division of Homeless Housing Development, as a deputy commissioner for Development at Housing Preservation and Development, as a director of intergovernmental relations for New York City's Housing Authority and as an executive director of North Brooklyn Development Corporation.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Cymbrowitz served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2015
Aging, Chair
Codes
Environmental Conservation
Health
Insurance

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Cymbrowitz served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Cymbrowitz sponsored one of these eight.[2] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[3] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[4]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Steven Cymbrowitz defeated Ben Akselrod in the Democratic primary, while Mikhail Usher ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Cymbrowitz also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Akselrod also ran on the Republican Party ticket. Cymbrowitz defeated Akselrod (R) and Usher (C) in the general election.[6][7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 45 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Cymbrowitz Incumbent 54.8% 6,481
     Republican Ben Akselrod 41.8% 4,943
     Conservative Mikhail Usher 3.3% 393
Total Votes 11,817
New York State Assembly, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Cymbrowitz Incumbent 56.3% 2,267
Ben Akselrod 43.7% 1,763
Total Votes 4,030

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Cymbrowitz ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 45. He defeated Ben Akselrod in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012; Akselrod won the Independence Party of New York State primary. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. He defeated Russell C. Gallo in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[9][10][11]

New York State Assembly, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Cymbrowitz Incumbent 55.1% 11,859
     Republican Russell C. Gallo 25.6% 5,517
     Independence Ben Akselrod 19.3% 4,151
Total Votes 21,527
New York State Assembly, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Cymbrowitz Incumbent 54.1% 1,922
Ben Akselrod 45.9% 1,628
Total Votes 3,550

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Cymbrowitz ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Joseph Hayon (R) in the general election on November 2.[12][13] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Families ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 45 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Cymbrowitz (D) 9,403
Joseph Hayon (R) 6,860

2008

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Cymbrowitz won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 45. He ran unopposed.[14][15]

Cymbrowitz raised $105,364 for his campaign.[16]

New York State Assembly, District 45 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Cymbrowitz (D) 21,873

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cymbrowitz is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Cymbrowitz raised a total of $1,169,628 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 5, 2015.[17]

Steven Cymbrowitz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $324,562
2012 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $252,812
2010 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $119,133
2008 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $105,364
2006 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $85,760
2004 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $134,170
2002 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $81,434
2000 New York State Assembly, District 45 Won $66,393
Grand Total Raised $1,169,628

2014

Cymbrowitz won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2014. During that election cycle, Cymbrowitz raised a total of $324,562.
New York State Assembly 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Cymbrowitz's campaign in 2014
Real Estate Board of New York$8,200
New York State Trial Lawyers Association$8,200
Century 21 Department Stores$8,200
Leadingage New York$8,200
Jemal, David J$6,600
Total Raised in 2014$324,562
Source: Follow the Money

2012

Cymbrowitz won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Cymbrowitz raised a total of $252,812.

2010

In 2010, Cymbrowitz received $119,133 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[18]

2008

In 2008, a year in which Cymbrowitz was up for election, he collected $105,364 in donations.[19]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Peter Fine $10,000
ASA Institute of Business & Computer Technology $3,800
5661 Partners LLC $3,800
West Park Associates $3,800

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2013-2014

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2011-2012

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Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Cymbrowitz’s endorsements included the following:[21]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Cymbrowitz is married to Vilma Huertas.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Cymbrowitz,” accessed August 1, 2014
  2. Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
  3. Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
  4. New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
  5. New York State Assembly, "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914," accessed March 12, 2013
  6. New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
  7. New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
  8. New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  13. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  15. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  16. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  17. Follow the Money, "Contributions to Cymbrowitz, Steven," accessed May 5, 2015
  18. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  19. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions to Steven Cymbrowitz," accessed August 1, 2014
  20. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  21. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
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