Ginny Fields

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Ginny Fields
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 5th district
In office
Preceded bySteve Levy
Succeeded byAl Graf
Member of the Suffolk County Legislature
In office
Personal details
BornNov. 30, 1945 (1945-11-30) (age 78)[1]
Newport News, Virginia[1]
Political partyRepublican
(Democrat until 2015)
Childrentwo sons
ResidenceOakdale, New York[1]
Occupationhealth care administrator[1]
Educationhigh school[1]

Virginia Fields (born November 30, 1945) represented the 5th District in the New York State Assembly, which includes parts of the Long Island towns of Brookhaven and Islip, including Centereach, Farmingville, Fire Island, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Ronkonkoma, Selden, Bayport, Bohemia, Oakdale, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, and West Sayville.


Fields was chosen to represent this district in a special election held on March 9, 2004, due to incumbent Steve Levy's resignation to become Suffolk County Executive.[2] She was re-elected in 2006 and again in 2008, when she defeated Republican opponent John Bugler. In September 2010, she lost the Democratic primary race to Ken Mangan.[3] Fields ran in the 2010 general election on the Independence and Working Families party lines, but was defeated by Republican Al Graf.[4]

Fields previously served as a lawmaker in the Suffolk County Legislature (2000–2003), where she chaired the Health Committee. Prior to her election to the legislature she served as a health care administrator for 37 years.

In 2015, Fields left the Democratic Party and registered as a Republican.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Fields resides in Oakdale, New York. She and her husband Walter have two grown sons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Asm. Ginny Fields (D-New York) biography". New York Library Association. Archived from the original on December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ Toy, Vivian S. (March 14, 2004). "IN BRIEF; No Surprises In 3 Special Elections". The New York Times. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  3. ^ Nash, Denise (September 15, 2010). "Ken Mangan Ousts Incumbent Ginny Fields: Sayville resident to face Republican Al Graf In 5th A.D. race". Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  4. ^ Bolger, Timothy (November 3, 2010). "LI State Assembly Races: Graf Unseats Fields, Alessi-Losquadro Neck-and-Neck". Long Island Press. Archived from the original on November 8, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "After elected career as a Democrat in Suffolk, Ginny Fields returns to GOP". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-10-24.

External links[edit]

New York State Assembly
Preceded by New York State Assembly, 5th District
Succeeded by