Marc A. Coppola

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Marc A. Coppola
Member of the New York Senate
from the 60th district
In office
February 2006 – December 2006
Preceded by Byron Brown
Succeeded by Antoine M. Thompson
Personal details
Born 1967/1968 (age 46–47)[1]
Political party Democratic
Residence Town of Tonawanda, New York
Profession politician

Marc A. Coppola (born 1967/1968)[1] is a resident of the Town of Tonawanda, New York and a former member of the New York State Senate, where he represented the New York 60th Senate district which includes parts of the Cities of Buffalo and Tonawanda, the City of Niagara Falls and the Town of Grand Island.

Coppola graduated from Lafayette High School in Buffalo, New York. He holds a New York state real estate license and is a first class stationary engineer.[1]

He began his political career by serving six years as the Delaware District Councilmember for the City of Buffalo. From 2004 to 2006 he was the Majority Leader of the Common Council. He succeeded his cousin, Al Coppola, in the Council seat.

In a February 2006 special election for the State Senate's 60th District, the Democratic Committees in Erie and Niagara Counties selected Coppola as their nominee over Buffalo Councilman Antoine Thompson. Coppola resigned the Council seat after being elected to the 60th District Senate seat.

While in the State Senate, Coppola served as the Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Cities Committee. This committee oversees legislation and policies relating to urban development and New York State's 62 cities. He also served on the Aging Committee, Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee, Higher Education Committee, Labor Committee, and Tourism, Recreation and Sports Development Committee.

Thompson subsequently challenged and defeated Coppola in the September 2006 primary for a full two-year term in the Senate. At the urging of Mayor Byron Brown and Thompson, former State Sen. Al Coppola also challenged for the seat in the 2006 primary.[citation needed] Thompson defeated Marc Coppola again in the 2006 general election where Coppola ran as an Independent.

Coppola also ran in the 2010 general election as a Democrat, against Republican candidate Mike Ranzenhofer, for the New York 61st Senate District, obtaining about 37% of the votes.[2]

Election results[edit]

Marc A. Coppola (DEM - IND) ... 8,251
Christopher L. Jacobs (REP - CON) ... 6,321
Antoine M. Thompson (DEM - WOR) ... 37,623
Marc A. Coppola (IND) ... 14,528
Michael H. Ranzenhofer (REP - IND - CON) ... 63,467
Marc A. Coppola (DEM) ... 37,464

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hill, David J. (October 19, 2010). "Senate hopefuls talk spending". Tonawanda News. Retrieved December 18, 2010. "Coppola, 42" 
  2. ^ "New York legislature election results". The New York Times. 2010. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Special Election Results, 60th Senate District: February 28, 2006" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2006. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "General Election Results, State Senate: November 7, 2006" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 14, 2006. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ "General Election Results, State Senate: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Al Coppola
Buffalo, New York Delaware District Councilman
2000–2006
Succeeded by
Michael LoCurto
Preceded by
Rosemarie LoTempio
Buffalo, New York Buffalo Common Council Majority Leader
2004–2006
Succeeded by
Dominic J. Bonifacio Jr.
Preceded by
Byron Brown
Ranking Minority Member of the New York State Senate Cities Committee
2006
Succeeded by
Antoine M. Thompson
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Byron Brown
New York State Senate, 60th District
2006
Succeeded by
Antoine Thompson