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William Magnarelli
New York State Assembly District 129
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 16
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 120
Bachelor'sSyracuse University, 1970
J.D.Syracuse University Law School, 1973
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service1972-1979
Date of birth03/20/1949
Place of birthSyracuse, NY
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
William B. Magnarelli (b. March 20, 1949) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 129. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. Magnarelli serves as vice-chair of the minority conference for the New York State Assembly.

He previously represented District 120 in the Assembly from 1999 to 2013. His other political experience includes serving as majority leader with the Syracuse Common Council and common councilor for Syracuse, New York.


Magnarelli earned a BA in History from Syracuse University, and a JD from Syracuse University Law School.[1] His professional experience includes being a member of Scolaro, Shulman, Cohen, Fetter, and Burnstein Professional Corporation, as an associate with Richard S. Scolaro, Esquire, and as an associate of Axenfeld, Webb, Marshall, Bersani and Scolaro. Magnarelli served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserves from 1972-1979.[2]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Governments, Chair
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Oversight, Analysis and Investigation


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


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Magnarelli ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 129. 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.[3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 129, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Magnarelli 100% 35,774
Total Votes 35,774


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.[5] 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.[6]

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Magnarelli received $184,839 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Magnarelli's campaign in 2010
Green & Seifter$4,800
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$3,800
Berkley Acquisitions LLC$3,600
New York State United Teachers$3,600
Total Raised in 2010 $184,839


Magnarelli and his wife, Karen, have three children; Lisa, Bill, and Ann.[8]

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Preceded by
Brian Kolb (R)
New York Assembly District 129
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New York Assembly District 120
Succeeded by
William Barclay (R)