Neil Breslin

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Neil Breslin
Member of the New York State Senate from the 44th District
Incumbent
Assumed office
2013
Preceded by Hugh Farley
Member of the New York State Senate from the 46th District
In office
1997–2012
Preceded by Michael Hoblock
Committee Member, Town of Bethlehem
Personal details
Born June 9, 1942
Albany, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ellen
Residence Delmar, New York
Alma mater Fordham College
Religion Roman Catholic
Website http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/neil-d-breslin/bio

Neil Breslin (born June 9, 1942) is a member of the New York State Senate. A Democrat, he represents Albany, New York. His district follows the Albany County, New York boundaries exactly.

Breslin had two challengers in the 2008 Democratic Primary, who cited Breslin's continued service in a law firm as and family connections (one brother a county executive, the other a judge) possible conflicts of interest.[1] He won the primary in September 2008 with more than 50% of the vote. He was re-elected on November 4, 2008.[2]

Breslin voted in favor of same-sex marriage legislation on December 2, 2009; the bill was defeated.[3]

Breslin's 2010 bid for re-election got off to a rocky start, as the Candidate Review Committee of the Albany County Democratic Party voted to recommend no endorsement in his Senate race.[4]

Breslin was criticized during his 2010 primary campaign against Luke Martland in failing to answer questions about the content of multiple pieces of legislation he himself had sponsored as the chair of the Insurance Committee.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Challenge for Incumbent
  2. ^ Kenneth C. Crowe II, "McDonald tops Russo in 43rd Senate race: Incumbents Farley, Seward, Breslin also lead in their Senate races," Times Union, found at TimesUnion website. Retrieved November 6, 2008.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Jordan Carleo-Evangelist, "Nothing like a resignation to fuel rumors," Times Union, found at [2]. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  5. ^ Jerry Gretzinger, "Capital Region outcry grows over lawmaker's misinformation," Channel 6 News, found at http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/senator-1277497-leaders-breslin.html. Retrieved August 19, 2010.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Michael Hoblock
New York State Senate, 42nd District
1997–2002
Succeeded by
John Bonacic
Preceded by
James W. Wright
New York State Senate, 46th District
2003–2012
Succeeded by
Cecilia Tkaczyk
Preceded by
Hugh Farley
New York State Senate, 44th District
2013–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
James Seward
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Insurance
2009–2010
Succeeded by
James Seward
Preceded by
Thomas W. Libous
Deputy Minority Leader of the New York State Senate
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Michael Gianaris