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}}{{tnr}}'''Steven Englebright''' (b. August 24, 1946) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 4 since winning a special election in February 1992. Englebright was also a county legislator for Suffolk County Legislature from 1983-1992.
{{tnr}}'''Steven Englebright''' (b. August 24, 1946) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 4 since winning a special election in February 1992. Englebright was also a county legislator for Suffolk County Legislature from 1983-1992.
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Englebright's professional experiences include director of the Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, State University of New York and curator of geologic collections for the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
 
Englebright's professional experiences include director of the Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, State University of New York and curator of geologic collections for the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Englebright served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 = Governmental Operations
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Higher Education
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|Committee5 = Rules
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Englebright has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Englebright served on the following committees:
* [[Education Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Energy Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Higher Education Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee, New York State Assembly]], Chair
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee2 = Energy
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|Committee3 = Higher Education
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|Committee4 = Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Englebright served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Englebright served on the following committees:
* [[Education Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Election Law Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Higher Education Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|State = New York
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee2 = Election Law
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|Committee3 = Higher Education
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==Issues==
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===Pension sweeteners===
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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.  Englebright 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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*Assembly Bill 4920, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[William Colton]], [[Vivian Cook]], [[Michael Cusick]], Englebright, and [[Harvey Weisenberg]], would allow Tier I and II employees of the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) and the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System (NYSLPFRS) to include up to 30 days of unused vacation time in the final average salary calculation for their pension benefits.  This would cost the state government an estimated $110 million and local governments an estimated $45 million.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A04920&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4920, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Englebright ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 4. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. [[Deborah J. McKee]] ran unopposed in the Republican primary; she also ran on the [[Conservative Party]] ticket. Englebright defeated [[Deborah J. McKee]] 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>
 
Englebright ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 4. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. [[Deborah J. McKee]] ran unopposed in the Republican primary; she also ran on the [[Conservative Party]] ticket. Englebright defeated [[Deborah J. McKee]] 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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==Campaign donors==
 
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===2010===
 
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In 2010, Englebright received $56,175 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>
 
In 2010, Englebright received $56,175 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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Revision as of 21:15, 30 March 2013

Steven Englebright
SteveEnglebright.jpg
New York State Assembly District 4
Incumbent
In office
1992 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 22
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1969
Master'sState University of New York at Stony Brook, 1974
Personal
Birthday08/24/1946
Place of birthColumbia, GA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steven Englebright (b. August 24, 1946) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 4 since winning a special election in February 1992. Englebright was also a county legislator for Suffolk County Legislature from 1983-1992.

Englebright's professional experiences include director of the Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, State University of New York and curator of geologic collections for the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Englebright earned a BS from University of Tennessee and a MS in paleontology and sedimentology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He and his wife, June Trent, have two children; Christina Marie and Jennifer Lynn.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Governmental Operations, Chair
Education
Energy
Higher Education
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Englebright 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. Englebright 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]

  • Assembly Bill 4920, sponsored by Peter Abbate, William Colton, Vivian Cook, Michael Cusick, Englebright, and Harvey Weisenberg, would allow Tier I and II employees of the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) and the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System (NYSLPFRS) to include up to 30 days of unused vacation time in the final average salary calculation for their pension benefits. This would cost the state government an estimated $110 million and local governments an estimated $45 million.[5]

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year in which Englebright was up for re-election, he collected $76,401 in donations.[6]

Donor Amount
New York State United Teachers $2,150
New York State Trial Lawyers $2,000
New York State Association of Realtors $2,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East $2,000

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Englebright ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 4. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Deborah J. McKee ran unopposed in the Republican primary; she also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Englebright defeated Deborah J. McKee in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Englebright Incumbent 62.7% 28,506
     Republican Deborah J. McKee 37.3% 16,929
Total Votes 45,435

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Englebright ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. Englebright defeated Deborah McKee (R) in the general election on November 2.[9] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 4 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Englebright (D) 20,446
Deborah McKee (R) 15,972

2008

On November 4, 2008 Steven Englebright won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 4, defeating opponent Bruce Bennett (R).

Englebright raised $76,401 for his campaign while Bennett raised $0.[10]

New York State Assembly, District 4 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Englebright (D) 34,760
Bruce Bennett (R) 17,831

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Englebright received $56,175 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Englebright's campaign in 2010
Waletzky, Lucy R$3,800
Simons, James H$3,800
New York State United Teachers$3,800
Association Of Municipal Employees$3,500
Guild Of Administrative Officers Suffolk Comm Coll$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $56,175

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