Patricia Acampora

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Patricia L. Acampora
Chairman of the New York Public Service Commission
In office
December 2006 – January 2008
Preceded by William Flynn
Succeeded by Garry A. Brown
Member of the New York State Assembly, from the 1st district
In office
Preceded by Joseph Sawicki Jr.
Succeeded by Marc Alessi
Personal details
Born (1945-12-10) December 10, 1945 (age 69)
Waukegan, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Alan Croce
Children two
Residence Mattituck, New York
Alma mater Dowling College
Occupation politician

Patricia L. Acampora[1] (born December 10, 1945[2]) was appointed as a Commissioner of the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) on June 16, 2005, by Gov. George Pataki, for a term ending February 1, 2009.[1] In December 2006, Pataki named Acampora to Chair the PSC,[3] a position she held until January 2008, when Gov. Eliot Spitzer appointed Garry A. Brown as Chairman.[4]

On February 9, 2009, Governor David A. Paterson announced the reappointment Acampora as a Commissioner of the PSC, pending confirmation by the New York State Senate. Her new term expires on February 1, 2015, and her salary as a Commissioner will be $109,800.[5]

Acampora had previously served in the New York State Assembly for 12 years (1993 to 2005), representing the 1st Assembly District on Long Island. As an Assemblywoman, she was a Ranking Member of the Labor Committee; a member of the Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee; the Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee; Banking Committee; and the Governmental Employees Committee.[1]

From 1990 to 1993, Acampora worked as an assistant to the Suffolk County Executive. From 1989 to 1993, she also worked as an assistant to former State Assemblyman Joseph Sawicki Jr.. She is a former member of the Nassau-Suffolk Juvenile Diabetes Board, and is currently a member of the East End Women's Network and the Capital Network Women's Group.[5]

Acampora was raised and educated on Long Island, graduating from New Field High School in 1963 and attending Dowling College. She resides in Mattituck, New York, with her husband, Alan Croce. Acampora has two grown daughters, two stepdaughters, and four grandchildren.[1][2]

Election results[edit]

Patricia L. Acampora (REP - IND - CON - RTL) ... 26,100
Michael A. D'Arrigo (DEM) ... 10,665
Patricia L. Acampora (REP - IND - CON) ... 37,347
Joseph A. Turdik (DEM) ... 14,705
Patricia L. Acampora (REP - IND - CON - WOR) ... 28,895
Darren Johnson (DEM - LIB - GRE) ... 9,453
Barbara Keenan (RTL) ... 991
Patricia L. Acampora (REP - IND - CON - WOR) ... 42,997
James McManmon (DEM) ... 19,630


New York Assembly
Preceded by
Joseph Sawicki
New York State Assembly, 1st District
Succeeded by
Marc Alessi