Vincent Leibell

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Vincent Leibell
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New York State Senate District 40
Former Senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession New York Naval Militia
Vincent Leibell (b. August 6, 1946) was a Republican member of the New York State Senate. Leibell served in the New York State Assembly from 1983 to 1994. In 1991 he was Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore. He has also been a member of the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee from 1992 to 1994. He joined the New York State Senate in 1995 and served in that position since until 2010, representing the 40th district.

Leibell has worked in the following positions: Assistant District Attorney for Westchester County, Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserves, County Attorney for Putnam County, and Associate Counsel for the New York State Senate. He has been a Rear Admiral in the New York Naval Militia since 2001.

Leibell earned his BA in Economics from Saint John's University. He went on to receive his JD from Saint John's University. He then earned his MPA from New York University in 1983.



Leibell did not run for re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008 Vincent Leibell ran unopposed and won the election for New York State Senate, District 40 with 74,537 votes.

New York State Senate, District 40 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vincent Leibell (R) 74,537

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Vincent Leibell's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Cuddy & Feder $11,400
Leibell for Senate $10,000
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $9,500
CMTE to Reelect Senator Joseph Bruno $9,500
Peckham Industries $9,200

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Leibell served on the following committees:


Tax evasion

In May 2011, Leibell was sentenced to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release for pleading guilty to obstruction of justice and tax evasion. During the trial, Leibell sent the judge in the case a letter offering to serve as a diplomat to the Middle East instead of going to prison. He did not receive the position.[1]


Leibell and his wife, Helen, have three children.

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New York Senate District 40
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