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}}{{tnr}}'''Thomas J. Abinanti''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 92.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Thomas J. Abinanti''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 92|District 92]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Abinanti served two terms as the Greenburg Town Councilman and ten terms with the Westchester County Legislature.  He was the Majority Leader of the Legislature three times and the chair of numerous committees.
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Abinanti served two terms as the Greenburg Town Councilman and elected ten times to the Westchester County Legislature.  He was the Majority Leader of the Legislature three times and the chair of numerous committees.<ref name=bio>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=092&sh=bio ''New York State Assembly'', "Biography of Thomas Abinanti," accessed August 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Abinanti earned his B.A. from Fordham College and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.  His professional experience includes working as a prosecuting attorney who has served as legal counsel to Congress and staff counsel to the New York State Assembly, and working as an Adjunct professor at Mercy College of Dobbs Ferry.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/14240/thomas-abinanti#.Ud3qQ1Pk_t4 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Abinanti]</ref>
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Abinanti earned his B.A. from Fordham College and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.  His professional experience includes working as an attorney, as an adjunct professor at Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry), as a teacher at Pace Law School (White Plains) and served as Legislative Counsel to a member of Congress and staff counsel to the New York State Assembly.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/14240/thomas-abinanti#.Ud3qQ1Pk_t4 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Abinanti,” accessed August 1, 2014]</ref><ref name=bio/>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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|Committee5 = Mental Health
 
|Committee5 = Mental Health
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Abinanti's campaign website highlights the following issues:<ref>[http://www.abinanti.com/main/?p=862 ''Abinanti's campaign website'', "Abinanti Announces Run for Reelection," accessed October 9, 2014]</ref>
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:*Excerpt: "Better Education – and critical of the State Education Department’s misguided new policies"
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:*Excerpt: "Preserving our Environment – and very concerned about attempts to open vast areas of New York to hydrofracking for natural gas"
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:*Excerpt: "Fairness for People with Special Needs – and highly critical of our State’s failure to meet their growing education, health care, housing and employment needs"
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:*Excerpt: "Promoting Gun Safety"
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:*Excerpt: "Protecting Women’s Rights"
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{NY HD92 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Abinanti ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 92. 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. He was unchallenged 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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Abinanti ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 92. 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. He was unchallenged 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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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Abinanti defeated Anna Sterne in the September 14 Democratic primary. Abinanti defeated [[Thomas Bock]] (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>
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Abinanti defeated Anna Sterne in the September 14 Democratic primary. Abinanti defeated [[Thomas Bock]] (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>
  
 
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=147882 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Abinanti, Thomas" accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
 
|party = Democratic
 
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|totalraised2012 = 34331
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
In 2010, Abinanti raised a total of $122,214 in campaign contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132863 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Abinanti raised a total of $122,214 in campaign contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132863 ''Follow the Money'', "2010 campaign contributions," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
His nine largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
 
His nine largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
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==Scorecards==
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Abinanti's endorsements include the following:<ref>[http://www.abinanti.com/main/ ''Abinanti's campaign website'', "Main page," accessed October 9, 2014]</ref>
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*AFSCME
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*Police Conference of New York
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*Sierra Club
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*Westchester County Correction Officers Association
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*AFL-CIO, NYSUT, CSEA and PEF
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*Affiliated Police Association
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*NARAL and WCLA
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Abinanti and his wife Janet have one child.
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Abinanti and his wife, Janet, have one child. He also has an older daughter that is a medical doctor.<ref name=bio/>
  
 
==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==
 
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{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=092 New York Assembly-Thomas Abinanti]
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*[http://www.abinanti.com/main/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=14240 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=092 Profile from the New York State Assembly]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=14240 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000064/thomas-abinanti/ Profile from Open States]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/assemblymanabinanti Thomas Abinanti on Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/TomAbinanti Thomas Abinanti on Twitter]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/user/Abinanti Thomas Abinanti on YouTube]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tom-Abinanti-For-State-Assembly/133055693372569 Campaign Facebook page]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=14240 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=14240 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135530 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132863 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135530 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=132863 2010]
  
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Thomas Abinanti
Thomas Abinanti.jpg
New York State Assembly District 92
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Legislator; Westchester County
1992 – 2011
Education
High schoolXaverian High School
Bachelor'sFordham College
J.D.New York University School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thomas J. Abinanti is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 92. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Abinanti served two terms as the Greenburg Town Councilman and elected ten times to the Westchester County Legislature. He was the Majority Leader of the Legislature three times and the chair of numerous committees.[1]

Biography

Abinanti earned his B.A. from Fordham College and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, as an adjunct professor at Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry), as a teacher at Pace Law School (White Plains) and served as Legislative Counsel to a member of Congress and staff counsel to the New York State Assembly.[2][1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Codes
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Election Law
Environmental Conservation
Insurance
Libraries and Education Technology

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Abinanti's campaign website highlights the following issues:[3]

  • Excerpt: "Better Education – and critical of the State Education Department’s misguided new policies"
  • Excerpt: "Preserving our Environment – and very concerned about attempts to open vast areas of New York to hydrofracking for natural gas"
  • Excerpt: "Fairness for People with Special Needs – and highly critical of our State’s failure to meet their growing education, health care, housing and employment needs"
  • Excerpt: "Promoting Gun Safety"
  • Excerpt: "Protecting Women’s Rights"

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 Thomas Abinanti was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mike Duffy was unopposed in the Republican primary. Abinanti ran on the Working Families Party ticket and Duffy ran on the Conservative Party ticket. Abinanti defeated Duffy in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Abinanti ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 92. 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. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 92, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Abinanti Incumbent 100% 41,062
Total Votes 41,062

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Abinanti defeated Anna Sterne in the September 14 Democratic primary. Abinanti defeated Thomas Bock (R) in the general election on November 2.[9][10]

New York State Assembly, District 92 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Abinanti (D) 25,301
Thomas Bock (R) 13,716

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thomas Abinanti is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Thomas Abinanti raised a total of $156,545 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[11]

Thomas Abinanti's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 92 Won $34,331
2010 New York State Assembly, District 92 Won $122,214
Grand Total Raised $156,545

2012

Thomas Abinanti won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Thomas Abinanti raised a total of $34,331.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Abinanti's campaign in 2012
New York State United Teachers$4,100
Abinanti, Janet Longo$3,500
New York State Nurses Association$2,300
Civil Service Employees Association$1,000
New York State Trial Lawyers$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$34,331
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Abinanti raised a total of $122,214 in campaign contributions.[12]

His nine largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Friends of Abinanti for Assembly $37,500
Longo-Abinanti, Janet $10,000
McKellar, Marie $3,800
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,800
Maddon, Gladys $3,800
New York State United Teachers $3,800
McKellar, Marie $3,800
Maddon, MD, Paul $3,800
Maddon, PhD, Paul $3,800

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[13]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Abinanti's endorsements include the following:[14]

  • AFSCME
  • Police Conference of New York
  • Sierra Club
  • Westchester County Correction Officers Association
  • AFL-CIO, NYSUT, CSEA and PEF
  • Affiliated Police Association
  • NARAL and WCLA

Personal

Abinanti and his wife, Janet, have one child. He also has an older daughter that is a medical doctor.[1]

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Preceded by
Richard Brodsky
New York Assembly District 92
2011–present
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