William Magnarelli

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William Magnarelli
New York State Assembly District 120
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 16
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSyracuse University, 1970
J.D.Syracuse University Law School, 1973
Date of birth03/20/1949
Place of birthSyracuse, NY
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
William Magnarelli (b. March 20, 1949) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 120 since 1999. Magnarelli is also vice-chair of the minority conference for New York State Assembly. His other political experiences include majority leader with the Syracuse Common Council and common councilor for Syracuse, New York.

Magnarelli is a member of Scolaro, Shulman, Cohen, Fetter, and Burnstein Professional Corporation. His other professional experiences are as an associate with Richard S. Scolaro, Esquire; captain in the United States Army Reserves; and an associate of Axenfeld, Webb, Marshall, Bersani and Scolaro.

Magnarelli earned a BA in history from Syracuse University and a JD from Syracuse University Law School. He and his wife, Karen, have three children; Lisa, Bill, and Ann.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Magnarelli is running in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 129. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He is also running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. No candidates filed to run in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [2]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Magnarelli ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Rick Guy (R) in the general election on November 2.[3] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 120 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Magnarelli (D) 18,915
Rick Guy (R) 11,096


On November 4, 2008 Magnarelli won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 120, defeating opponent Kristen Rounds (R).

Magnarelli raised $142,701 for his campaign while Rounds raised $0.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 120 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Magnarelli (D) 33,668
Kristen Rounds (R) 10,549

Campaign donors


In 2010, Magnarelli received $184,839 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

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