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New York State Assembly
New York State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 9, 2013
Leadership
Sheldon Silver (D)
since February 11, 1994
Jeffrion Aubry (D)
since January 9, 2013
Joseph Morelle (D)
since January 9, 2013
Brian Kolb (R)
since April 6, 2010
Structure
Seats 150
Political groups
Democratic Party (98)
Republican Party (40)
Independence Party (1)
Vacant (11)
Length of term
2 years
Authority Article III, New York Constitution
Salary $79,500/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2012
(150 seats)
Next election
November 4, 2014
(150 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
NewYorkAssemblyChamber.jpg
State Assembly Chamber
New York State Capitol
Albany, New York
Website
New York State Assembly

The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature. The Assembly is composed of 150 members representing an equal number of districts, with each district having an average population of 128,652. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.

The Assembly convenes at the State Capitol in Albany.

Leadership of the assembly[edit]

The Speaker of the Assembly presides over the Assembly. The Speaker is elected by the Majority Conference followed by confirmation of the full Assembly through the passage of an Assembly Resolution. In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker also has the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The minority leader is elected by party caucus. The majority leader of the Assembly is selected by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Speaker. The current Speaker is Democrat Sheldon Silver of the 65th Assembly District (New York-Lower Manhattan). The Majority Leader is Joseph Morelle of the 136th Assembly District (part of Monroe). The Minority Leader is Republican Brian Kolb of the 131st Assembly District (all of Ontario and part of Seneca).

Position Name Party Residence District
Speaker Sheldon Silver Democratic New York 65
Majority Leader Joseph Morelle Democratic Irondequoit 136
Minority Leader Brian Kolb Republican Canandaigua 131

Composition[edit]

The Assembly is dominated by the Democrats, who currently hold a 61-seat supermajority in the chamber. This is due to the recent dominance of Democrats in the state's electorate, as well as the fact the Assembly's apportionment strongly favors the state's traditional Democratic strongholds of New York City (where the Democrats hold all but two seats), the urban areas of Western New York, and the Capital District. The Democrats have controlled the Assembly since 1975.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates Majority Conference)
Total
Democratic Independence Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 99 1 49 149 1
Begin 2013 session 106 1 43 150 0
March 12, 2013[1] 42 149 1
April 4, 2013[2] 105 148 2
May 17, 2013[3] 104 147 3
May 20, 2013[4] 103 1
November 5, 2013[5] 105 43 150 0
January 1, 2014[6] 101 40 143 7
January 12, 2014[7] 100 142 8
January 13, 2014[8] 99 141 9
March 6, 2014[9] 98 140 10
June 27, 2014[10] 97 139 11
Latest voting share 70.5% 0.7% 70.5% 28.8%

Members of the New York State Assembly[edit]

District Member Party First elected Residence
1 Fred Thiele Ind 1995† Southampton, East Hampton
2 Anthony Palumbo Rep 2013† New Suffolk
3 Edward Hennessey Dem 2012 Medford
4 Steven Englebright Dem 1992† Setauket
5 Al Graf Rep 2010 Holbrook
6 Philip Ramos Dem 2002 Central Islip
7 Andrew R. Garbarino Rep 2012 Sayville
8 Michael J. Fitzpatrick Rep 2002 Smithtown
9 Joseph Saladino Rep 2004† Massapequa
10 Chad A. Lupinacci Rep 2012 Huntington Station
11 Robert Sweeney Dem 1988† Lindenhurst
12 Andrew Raia Rep 2002 East Northport
13 Charles Lavine Dem 2004 Glen Cove
14 David McDonough Rep 2002† Merrick
15 Michael Montesano Rep 2010† Glen Head
16 Michelle Schimel Dem 2007† Great Neck
17 Thomas McKevitt Rep 2006† East Meadow
18 Earlene Hooper Dem 1988† Hempstead
19 Ed Ra Rep 2010 Franklin Square
20 Harvey Weisenberg Dem 1989† Long Beach
21 Brian F. Curran Rep 2010 Lynbrook
22 Michaelle C. Solages Dem 2012 Elmont
23 Phillip Goldfeder Dem 2011† Queens (Far Rockaway)
24 David Weprin Dem 2010† Queens (Holliswood)
25 Nily Rozic Dem 2012 Queens (Hillcrest)
26 Edward Braunstein Dem 2010 Queens (Bayside)
27 Michael Simanowitz Dem 2011† Queens (Electchester)
28 Andrew Hevesi Dem 2005† Queens (Forest Hills)
29 William Scarborough Dem 1994 Queens (Jamaica)
30 Margaret Markey Dem 1998 Queens (Maspeth)
31 Michele Titus Dem 2002† Queens (Far Rockaway)
32 Vivian Cook Dem 1990 Queens (Jamaica)
33 Barbara Clark Dem 1986 Queens (Queens Village)
34 Michael DenDekker Dem 2008 Queens (East Elmhurst)
35 Jeffrion Aubry Dem 1992† Queens (Corona)
36 Aravella Simotas Dem 2010 Queens (Long Island City)
37 Catherine Nolan Dem 1984 Queens (Ridgewood)
38 Michael G. Miller Dem 2009† Queens (Glendale)
39 Francisco Moya Dem 2010 Queens (Corona)
40 Ron Kim Dem 2012 Queens (Flushing)
41 Helene Weinstein Dem 1980 Brooklyn (Midwood, Sheepshead Bay)
42 Rhoda Jacobs Dem 1978 Brooklyn (Midwood)
43 Karim Camara Dem 2005† Brooklyn (Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
44 James F. Brennan Dem 1984 Brooklyn (Kensington)
45 Steven Cymbrowitz Dem 2000 Brooklyn (Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay)
46 Alec Brook-Krasny Dem 2006 Brooklyn (Coney Island, Fort Hamilton)
47 William Colton Dem 1996 Brooklyn (Gravesend)
48 Dov Hikind Dem 1982 Brooklyn (Borough Park)
49 Peter Abbate Dem 1986 Brooklyn (Bensonhurst)
50 Joseph Lentol Dem 1972 Brooklyn (Greenpoint, Williamsburg)
51 Félix Ortiz Dem 1994 Brooklyn (Sunset Park)
52 Joan Millman Dem 1997† Brooklyn (Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope)
53 Maritza Davila Dem 2013† Brooklyn (East Williamsburg, Bushwick)
54 Vacant (last held by Rafael L Espinal, Jr.)
55 Vacant (last held by William Boyland, Jr.)
56 Annette Robinson Dem 2002† Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
57 Walter T. Mosley Dem 2012 Brooklyn (Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights)
58 N. Nick Perry Dem 1992 Brooklyn (Canarsie, East Flatbush)
59 Vacant (last held by Alan N. Maisel)
60 Vacant (last held by Inez D. Barron)
61 Matthew Titone Dem 2007† Staten Island (West Brighton)
62 Joseph Borelli Rep 2012 Staten Island (Annadale)
63 Michael Cusick Dem 2002 Staten Island (Silver Lake)
64 Nicole Malliotakis Rep 2010 Staten Island (Rosebank), Brooklyn (Bay Ridge)
65 Sheldon Silver Dem 1976 Manhattan (Lower East Side)
66 Deborah Glick Dem 1990 Manhattan (SoHo, Greenwich Village)
67 Linda Rosenthal Dem 2006† Manhattan (Upper West Side)
68 Robert J. Rodriguez Dem 2010 Manhattan (East Harlem)
69 Daniel O'Donnell Dem 2002 Manhattan (Morningside Heights, Upper West Side)
70 Keith L. T. Wright Dem 1992 Manhattan (Harlem)
71 Herman D. Farrell Dem 1974 Manhattan (Washington Heights)
72 Vacant (last held by Gabriela Rosa)
73 Dan Quart Dem 2011† Manhattan (Midtown East, Upper East Side)
74 Brian Kavanagh Dem 2006 Manhattan (East Village, Murray Hill)
75 Richard Gottfried Dem 1970 Manhattan (Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen)
76 Micah Kellner Dem 2007† Manhattan (Roosevelt Island, Upper East Side)
77 Vacant (last held by Vanessa L. Gibson)
78 Jose Rivera Dem 2000 The Bronx (Bedford Park, Fordham)
79 Vacant (last held by Eric A. Stevenson)
80 Mark Gjonaj Dem 2012 The Bronx (Olinville, Pelham Parkway)
81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Dem 1994† The Bronx (Riverdale, Woodlawn)
82 Michael Benedetto Dem 2004 The Bronx (Baychester, City Island)
83 Carl Heastie Dem 2000 The Bronx (Wakefield, Williamsbridge)
84 Carmen E. Arroyo Dem 1994† The Bronx (Hunts Point, Mott Haven)
85 Marcos Crespo Dem 2009† The Bronx (Morrisania, Soundview)
86 Victor M. Pichardo Dem 2013† The Bronx (Morris Heights, University Heights)
87 Luis R. Sepúlveda Dem 2012 The Bronx (Parkchester, West Farms)
88 Amy Paulin Dem 2000 Scarsdale
89 J. Gary Pretlow Dem 1992 Mount Vernon
90 Shelley Mayer Dem 2012† Yonkers
91 Steven Otis Dem 2012 Rye
92 Tom Abinanti Dem 2010 Greenburgh
93 David Buchwald Dem 2012 White Plains
94 Steve Katz Rep 2010 Mohegan Lake
95 Sandy Galef Dem 1992 Ossining
96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Dem 2007† New City
97 Ellen Jaffee Dem 2006 Suffern
98 Vacant (last held by Ann G. Rabbitt)
99 James Skoufis Dem 2012 Woodbury
100 Aileen Gunther Dem 2003† Forestburgh
101 Claudia Tenney Rep 2010 New Hartford
102 Peter Lopez Rep 2006 Schoharie
103 Kevin Cahill Dem 1998 Kingston
104 Frank Skartados Dem 2012† Milton
105 Kieran Lalor Rep 2012 Fishkill
106 Didi Barrett Dem 2012† Hudson
107 Steven McLaughlin Rep 2010 Melrose
108 John T. McDonald, III Dem 2012 Cohoes
109 Patricia Fahy Dem 2012 Albany
110 Phil Steck Dem 2012 Loudonville
111 Angelo Santabarbara Dem 2012 Rotterdam
112 Jim Tedisco Rep 1982 Glenville
113 Vacant (last held by J. Anthony "Tony" Jordan)
114 Dan Stec Rep 2012 Queensbury
115 Janet Duprey Rep 2006 Peru
116 Addie Jenne Russell Dem 2008 Theresa
117 Ken Blankenbush Rep 2010 Black River
118 Marc Butler Rep 1995† Newport
119 Anthony Brindisi Dem 2011† Utica
120 William A. Barclay Rep 2002 Pulaski
121 William Magee Dem 1990 Nelson
122 Clifford Crouch Rep 1995† Guilford
123 Donna Lupardo Dem 2004 Endwell
124 Christopher Friend Rep 2010 Big Flats
125 Barbara Lifton Dem 2002 Ithaca
126 Gary Finch Rep 1999† Springport
127 Al Stirpe Dem 2012 North Syracuse
128 Sam Roberts Dem 2010 Syracuse
129 William Magnarelli Dem 1998 Syracuse
130 Robert Oaks Rep 1992 Macedon
131 Brian Kolb Rep 2000† Canandaigua
132 Philip Palmesano Rep 2010 Corning
133 Bill Nojay Rep 2012 Pittsford
134 Vacant (last held by William D. Reilich)
135 Mark C. Johns Rep 2010 Webster
136 Joseph Morelle Dem 1990 Irondequoit
137 David Gantt Dem 1982 Rochester
138 Harry Bronson Dem 2010 Rochester
139 Stephen Hawley Rep 2006† Batavia
140 Robin Schimminger Dem 1976 Kenmore
141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Dem 2002 Buffalo
142 Mickey Kearns Dem‡ 2012† Buffalo
143 Vacant (last held by Dennis H. Gabryszak)
144 Jane Corwin Rep 2008 Clarence
145 John Ceretto Rep 2010 Lewiston
146 Raymond Walter Rep 2011† East Amherst
147 David DiPietro Rep 2012 East Aurora
148 Joseph Giglio Rep 2005† Gowanda
149 Sean Ryan Dem 2011† Buffalo
150 Andy Goodell Rep 2010 Jamestown
  • †Elected in a special election
  • ‡Although elected on the Republican line, Kearns is a registered Democrat, but resigned from the Democratic caucus on May 20, 2013.

Past notable members[edit]

Prominent past Assembly members include U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer; U.S. presidents Millard Fillmore and Theodore Roosevelt; U.S. vice presidents Aaron Burr and George Clinton; and New York governors George Pataki and Al Smith.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Republican Daniel Losquardo (District 2) resigned to take seat as Brookhaven Highway Supervisor[1]
  2. ^ Democrat Nelson Castro (District 86) resigned amid corruption allegations[2]
  3. ^ Democrat Vito Lopez (District 53) resigned amid sexual harassment allegations[3]
  4. ^ Michael P. Kearns (District 145) leaves Democratic caucus. Kearns leaves Democratic caucus, calls on Silver to resign speakership
  5. ^ Republican Anthony Palumbo and Democrats Maritza Davila and Victor Pichardo elected to succeed Losquardo, Lopez and Casto, respectively. [4]
  6. ^ Democrats Rafael Espinal (District 54), Alan Maisel (District 59), Inez Barron (District 60) and Vanessa Gibson (District 77) resigned to take positions on the New York City Council. Republicans Ann Rabbitt (District 98), Tony Jordan (District 113) and Bill Reilich (District 134) resigned to take various local government positions.
  7. ^ Democrat Dennis Gabryszak (District 143) resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. [5]
  8. ^ Democrat Eric Stevenson (District 79) automatically expelled after being convicted of bribery. [6]
  9. ^ Democrat William Boyland, Jr. (District 55) automatically expelled after being convicted of bribery and fraud.
  10. ^ Democrat Gabriela Rosa (District 72) resigned after pleading guilty to marriage and immigration fraud.

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