|New York State Assembly District 45|
|2001 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||14|
|Per diem||$61/half day and $171/full day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Long Island University Charles William Post Campus|
|J.D.||Brooklyn Law School|
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. 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cymbrowitz served on the following committees:
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, New York State Assembly, Chair
- Codes Committee, New York State Assembly
- Environmental Conservation Committee, New York State Assembly
- Health Committee, New York State Assembly
- Housing Committee, New York State Assembly
- Insurance Committee, New York State Assembly
- Subcommittee on Catastrophic Natural Disasters
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cymbrowitz served on the following committees:
- Codes Committee, New York Assembly
- Environmental Conservation Committee, New York Assembly
- Subcommittee on Shoreline Protection
- Subcommittee on Catastrophic Natural Disasters
- Health Committee, New York Assembly
- Housing Committee, New York Assembly
- Insurance Committee, New York Assembly
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. 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. 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."
- 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.
- 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. 
|New York State Assembly, District 45, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Steven Cymbrowitz Incumbent||55.1%||11,859|
|Republican||Russell C. Gallo||25.6%||5,517|
|New York State Assembly, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Steven Cymbrowitz Incumbent||54.1%||1,922|
- 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. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 45 2010|
|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.
|New York State Assembly, District 45 2008|
|Steven Cymbrowitz (D)||21,873|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Cymbrowitz received $119,333 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steven Cymbrowitz's campaign in 2010|
|New York Commercial Realty LLC||$4,800|
|Tops Liquor Supermarket||$3,800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$119,333|
In 2008, a year in which Cymbrowitz was up for election, he collected $105,364 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|ASA Institute of Business & Computer Technology||$3,800|
|5661 Partners LLC||$3,800|
|West Park Associates||$3,800|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Steven + Cymbrowitz + New York + Assembly"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- New York Assembly - Rep. Steven Cymbrowitz
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Cymbrowitz
- Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
- E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
- New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
- Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- New York Times NY state legislative election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to Steven Cymbrowitz
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