Carl L. Marcellino

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Carl L. Marcellino
Member of the New York State Senate
from the 5th district
In office
March 15, 1995 – December 31, 2018
Preceded byRalph J. Marino
Succeeded byJim Gaughran
Personal details
Born (1942-12-23) December 23, 1942 (age 76)
Brooklyn, New York
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Patricia Marcellino
ResidenceSyosset, New York
Alma materNew York University (B.A., M.A.)
WebsiteOfficial website

Carl L. Marcellino (born December 23, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American politician who served as a member of the New York State Senate from 1995 to 2018. He was first elected in a March 1995 special election following the resignation of former state senate majority leader Ralph J. Marino; he was defeated by Jim Gaughran in 2018. Marcellino represented the 5th district, which comprises parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. Marcellino is a member of the Republican Party.

Life and career[edit]

Marcellino attended public schools in Queens, New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degree from New York University. Marcellino worked as a science teacher and administrator in the New York City school system for 20 years. Prior to serving in the State Senate, he was Town Clerk of Oyster Bay. Marcellino and his wife Patricia reside in Syosset, New York and have two children, Jean and Carl.[1]

New York State Senate[edit]

In November 1994, Ralph J. Marino, who had represented the area around the Nassau-Suffolk line since 1969, was deposed from his post as Senate Majority Leader. After Marino resigned from office, a special election was called for on March 13, 1995. Marcellino was nominated by Republicans to face Mary A. McCaffery, a Democrat who worked as a fund-raiser for nonprofit agencies.[2] He would go on to easily win that race with 60% of the vote.[3] Marcellino would go on to win re-election eleven times, only facing serious opposition in 2016; that year, Marcellino defeated challenger Jim Gaughran by only 1,761 votes.[4][5] In 2018, Gaughran challenged Marcellino again. This time, Gaughran prevailed.[6]

In 2011, Marcellino voted against the Marriage Equality Act, which the Senate passed 33–29.[7][8] He also voted in favor of the 2013 gun control law known as the NY SAFE Act.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography from official Carl L. Marcellino website". Retrieved 2009-04-13.
  2. ^ Hicks, Jonathan P. (1995-03-13). "In East Harlem, 2 Candidates Try to End a Dynasty as a 3d Tries to Uphold It". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY State Senate 05 Special Race - Mar 14, 1995". Retrieved 2018-02-18.
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  5. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY State Senate 05 Race - Nov 08, 2016". Retrieved 2018-02-18.
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  8. ^ roll call
  9. ^ "NY State Senate Bill S2230". 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2016-11-25.

External links[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Ralph J. Marino
Member of the New York State Senate
from the 5th district

March 15, 1995 – December 31, 2018
Succeeded by
Jim Gaughran
Political offices
Preceded by
Craig M. Johnson
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
2011 – 2015
Succeeded by
Andrew Lanza
Preceded by
John J. Flanagan
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education
2015 – 2018
Succeeded by
Shelley Mayer