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Steven Cymbrowitz
New York State Assembly District 45
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 14
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLong Island University Charles William Post Campus
Master'sAdelphi University
J.D.Brooklyn Law School
Office website
Steven Cymbrowitz is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented 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.

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.

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. [1]

Committee assignments


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


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



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. [2][3]

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



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.[5] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes 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


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

Cymbrowitz raised $105,364 for his campaign.[6]

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

Campaign donors


In 2010, Cymbrowitz received $119,333 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


In 2008, a year in which Cymbrowitz was up for election, he collected $105,364 in donations.[8]

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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