Janet Duprey

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Janet Duprey
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 115th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – December 31, 2016
Preceded by Chris Ortloff
Succeeded by Billy Jones
Personal details
Born (1945-11-27) November 27, 1945 (age 71)[1]
Plattsburgh, New York[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elmer[2]
Children two[2]
Profession politician
Website Official website

Janet L. Duprey (born November 27, 1945)[1] is a former Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing Assembly District 115, which includes all of Clinton and Franklin Counties, as well as part of St. Lawrence County.[2] She is originally from Plattsburgh.

Duprey was first elected to the Assembly on November 7, 2006.[2] She ran uncontested in the November 2008 general election[3][4]

She won the 2010 Republican primary election running against David Kimmel, a small business owner.[5] She then faced Rudy Johnson, a former energy analyst and small businessman, in the general election,[6][7] which she won with 59 percent of the vote.[8][9] Duprey did not seek re-election in 2016.


Duprey supports gay and lesbian rights and voted in favor of a bill to introduce same sex marriage in New York State.[10][11][12]

Duprey sponsored a resolution to create a day of awareness for individuals diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome.[13]

Duprey was a vocal supporter of Dede Scozzafava during the 2009 special election in New York's 23rd congressional district.[14][15]

In 2013, Duprey was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case.[16]


Duprey and her husband Elmer have two grown children, John and Michelle.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Assembly Member Janet L. Duprey (NY)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Janet L. Duprey: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Election Results 2008: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Assembly Election Returns: November 4, 2008" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ Heath, Dan (January 3, 2010). "Cadyville man to challenge Assemblywoman Duprey in election". Plattsburgh Press Republican. 
  6. ^ Brown, Nathan (June 16, 2010). "Johnson to run for Assembly in 114th District". Adirondack Daily Enterprise. 
  7. ^ Bartlett, Stephen (June 18, 2010). "Rudy Johnson seeks 114th Assembly District seat". Plattsburgh Press Republican. 
  8. ^ "Election Results 2010: New York State Legislature". The New York Times. 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. 
  9. ^ "Assembly Election Returns: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Duprey Will Vote for Same-Sex Marriage". WCAX Vermont. April 17, 2009. 
  11. ^ Vielkind, Jimmy (May 12, 2009). "The Final Assembly Vote on Same-Sex Marriage: 89-52". PolitickerNY. Archived from the original on January 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ Brown, Nathan (April 20, 2009). "Duprey supports same-sex marriage". Adirondak Daily Enterprise. 
  13. ^ "Asperger's Resolution" (PDF). JanetDuprey.com. 
  14. ^ Seymour, Jude (September 29, 2009). "Little, Sayward, Duprey back Scozzafava". Watertown Daily Times. 
  15. ^ Lo Templio, Joe (July 25, 2009). "Campaign for Congress heats up: Republican candidate Scozzafava faces challenge from Conservative Kelly". The Press-Republican. 
  16. ^ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/28/the-pro-freedom-republicans-are-coming-131-sign-gay-marriage-brief.html

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Chris Ortloff
New York State Assembly, 114th District
Succeeded by
Billy Jones