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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, 2015
Leadership
Carl Heastie (D)
Since February 3, 2015
Jeffrion Aubry (D)
Since January 9, 2013
Joseph Morelle (D)
Since January 9, 2013
Brian Kolb (R)
Since April 6, 2010
Structure
Seats 150
New York State House Diagram.svg
Political groups

Governing parties

Opposition parties

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article III, New York Constitution
Salary $79,500/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 4, 2014
(150 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(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 Carl Heastie of the 83rd Assembly District (part of Bronx-Wakefield, Williamsbridge). 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 District
Speaker Carl Heastie Democratic 83
Majority Leader Joseph Morelle Democratic 136
Minority Leader Brian Kolb Republican 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 Indep Republican Cons Vacant
End of previous legislature (2012) 99 1 49 0 149 1
Begin 2013 session 106 1 43 0 150 0
End of previous legislature (2014) 97 1[1] 40 139 11
Begin 2015 session 104 1 1 43 1 150 0
February 20, 2015[2] 103 149 1
May 5, 2015[3] 104 150 0
May 7, 2015[4] 103 149 1
June 25, 2015[5] 102 148 2
July 7, 2015[6] 101 147 3
July 18, 2015[7] 102 42
November 3, 2015[8] 104 41 148 2
November 30, 2015[9] 103 147 3
Latest voting share 70.7% 0.7% 70.7% 28.6%

Members of the New York State Assembly[edit]

District Member Party First elected Counties
1 Fred Thiele Ind 1995† Suffolk
2 Anthony Palumbo Rep 2013† Suffolk
3 L. Dean Murray Rep 2014 Suffolk
4 Steven Englebright Dem 1992† Suffolk
5 Al Graf Rep 2010 Suffolk
6 Philip Ramos Dem 2002 Suffolk
7 Andrew Garbarino Rep 2012 Suffolk
8 Michael J. Fitzpatrick Rep 2002 Suffolk
9 Joseph Saladino Rep 2004† Nassau, Suffolk
10 Chad A. Lupinacci Rep 2012 Suffolk
11 Kimberly Jean-Pierre Dem 2014 Suffolk
12 Andrew Raia Rep 2002 Suffolk
13 Charles Lavine Dem 2004 Nassau
14 David McDonough Rep 2002† Nassau
15 Michael Montesano Rep 2010† Nassau
16 Michelle Schimel Dem 2007† Nassau
17 Thomas McKevitt Rep 2006† Nassau
18 Earlene Hooper Dem 1988† Nassau
19 Ed Ra Rep 2010 Nassau
20 Todd Kaminsky Dem 2014 Nassau
21 Brian F. Curran Rep 2010 Nassau
22 Michaelle C. Solages Dem 2012 Nassau
23 Phillip Goldfeder Dem 2011† Queens
24 David Weprin Dem 2010† Queens
25 Nily Rozic Dem 2012 Queens
26 Edward Braunstein Dem 2010 Queens
27 Michael Simanowitz Dem 2011† Queens
28 Andrew Hevesi Dem 2005† Queens
29 Alicia Hyndman Dem 2015† Queens
30 Margaret Markey Dem 1998 Queens
31 Michele Titus Dem 2002† Queens
32 Vivian Cook Dem 1990 Queens
33 Barbara Clark Dem 1986 Queens
34 Michael DenDekker Dem 2008 Queens
35 Jeffrion Aubry Dem 1992† Queens
36 Aravella Simotas Dem 2010 Queens
37 Catherine Nolan Dem 1984 Queens
38 Michael G. Miller Dem 2009† Queens
39 Francisco Moya Dem 2010 Queens
40 Ron Kim Dem 2012 Queens
41 Helene Weinstein Dem 1980 Kings
42 Rodneyse Bichotte Dem 2014 Kings
43 Diana Richardson Dem[10] 2015† Kings
44 James F. Brennan Dem 1984 Kings
45 Steven Cymbrowitz Dem 2000 Kings
46 Pamela Harris Dem 2015† Kings
47 William Colton Dem 1996 Kings
48 Dov Hikind Dem 1982 Kings
49 Peter Abbate Dem 1986 Kings
50 Joseph Lentol Dem 1972 Kings
51 Félix Ortiz Dem 1994 Kings
52 Jo Anne Simon Dem 2014 Kings
53 Maritza Davila Dem 2013† Kings
54 Erik Dilan Dem 2014 Kings
55 Latrice Walker Dem 2014 Kings
56 Annette Robinson Dem 2002† Kings
57 Walter T. Mosley Dem 2012 Kings
58 N. Nick Perry Dem 1992 Kings
59 Vacant Kings
60 Charles Barron Dem 2014 Kings
61 Matthew Titone Dem 2007† Richmond
62 Vacant Richmond
63 Michael Cusick Dem 2002 Richmond
64 Nicole Malliotakis Rep 2010 Kings, Richmond
65 Vacant New York
66 Deborah Glick Dem 1990 New York
67 Linda Rosenthal Dem 2006† New York
68 Robert J. Rodriguez Dem 2010 New York
69 Daniel O'Donnell Dem 2002 New York
70 Keith L. T. Wright Dem 1992 New York
71 Herman D. Farrell Dem 1974 New York
72 Guillermo Linares Dem 2010 New York
73 Dan Quart Dem 2011† New York
74 Brian Kavanagh Dem 2006 New York
75 Richard Gottfried Dem 1970 New York
76 Rebecca Seawright Dem 2014 New York
77 Latoya Joyner Dem 2014 Bronx
78 Jose Rivera Dem 2000 Bronx
79 Michael Blake Dem 2014 Bronx
80 Mark Gjonaj Dem 2012 Bronx
81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Dem 1994† Bronx
82 Michael Benedetto Dem 2004 Bronx
83 Carl Heastie Dem 2000 Bronx
84 Carmen E. Arroyo Dem 1994† Bronx
85 Marcos Crespo Dem 2009† Bronx
86 Victor M. Pichardo Dem 2013† Bronx
87 Luis R. Sepúlveda Dem 2012 Bronx
88 Amy Paulin Dem 2000 Westchester
89 J. Gary Pretlow Dem 1992 Westchester
90 Shelley Mayer Dem 2012† Westchester
91 Steven Otis Dem 2012 Westchester
92 Tom Abinanti Dem 2010 Westchester
93 David Buchwald Dem 2012 Westchester
94 Steve Katz Rep 2010 Westchester
95 Sandy Galef Dem 1992 Westchester
96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Dem 2007† Rockland
97 Ellen Jaffee Dem 2006 Rockland
98 Karl A. Brabenec Rep 2014 Orange, Rockland
99 James Skoufis Dem 2012 Orange
100 Aileen Gunther Dem 2003† Orange, Sullivan
101 Claudia Tenney Rep 2010 Delaware, Herkimer, Oneida, Orange, Ostego, Sullivan, Ulster
102 Peter Lopez Rep 2006 Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Ostego, Schoharie, Ulster
103 Kevin Cahill Dem 1998 Dutchess, Ulster
104 Frank Skartados Dem 2012† Dutchess, Orange, Ulster
105 Kieran Lalor Rep 2012 Dutchess
106 Didi Barrett Dem 2012† Columbia, Dutchess
107 Steven McLaughlin Rep 2010 Columbia, Rensselaer, Washington
108 John T. McDonald III Dem 2012 Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga
109 Patricia Fahy Dem 2012 Albany
110 Phil Steck Dem 2012 Albany, Schenectady
111 Angelo Santabarbara Dem 2012 Albany, Montgomery, Schenectady
112 Jim Tedisco Rep 1982 Saratoga, Schenectady
113 Carrie Woerner Dem 2014 Saratoga, Washington
114 Dan Stec Rep 2012 Essex, Saratoga, Warren, Washington
115 Janet Duprey Rep 2006 Clinton, Franklin, St. Lawrence
116 Addie Jenne Russell Dem 2008 Jefferson, St. Lawrence
117 Ken Blankenbush Rep 2010 Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence
118 Marc Butler Rep 1995† Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida, St. Lawrence
119 Anthony Brindisi Dem 2011† Herkimer, Oneida
120 William A. Barclay Rep 2002 Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego
121 William Magee Dem 1990 Madison, Oneida, Ostego
122 Clifford Crouch Rep 1995† Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Ostego
123 Donna Lupardo Dem 2004 Broome
124 Christopher Friend Rep 2010 Broome, Chemung, Tioga
125 Barbara Lifton Dem 2002 Cortland, Tompkins
126 Gary Finch Rep 1999† Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Onondaga
127 Al Stirpe Dem 2012 Onondaga
128 Pamela Hunter Dem 2015† Onondaga
129 William Magnarelli Dem 1998 Onondaga
130 Robert Oaks Rep 1992 Cayuga, Oswego, Wayne
131 Brian Kolb Rep 2000† Ontario, Seneca
132 Philip Palmesano Rep 2010 Chemung, Schulyer, Seneca, Steuben, Yates
133 Bill Nojay Rep 2012 Livingston, Monroe, Steuben
134 Peter Lawrence Rep 2014 Monroe
135 Mark C. Johns Rep 2010 Monroe
136 Joseph Morelle Dem 1990 Monroe
137 David Gantt Dem 1982 Monroe
138 Harry Bronson Dem 2010 Monroe
139 Stephen Hawley Rep 2006† Genesee, Monroe, Orleans
140 Robin Schimminger Dem 1976 Erie, Niagara
141 Crystal Peoples Dem 2002 Erie
142 Mickey Kearns Dem 2012† Erie
143 Angela Wozniak Con 2014 Erie
144 Jane Corwin Rep 2008 Erie, Niagara, Orleans
145 John Ceretto Dem 2010 Erie, Niagara
146 Raymond Walter Rep 2011† Erie, Niagara
147 David DiPietro Rep 2012 Erie, Wyoming
148 Joseph Giglio Rep 2005† Allegany, Cattaraugus, Steuben
149 Sean Ryan Dem 2011† Erie
150 Andy Goodell Rep 2010 Chautauqua
  • †Elected in a special election

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. ^ Rep. Mickey Kearns left the Democratic Caucus during the 2013 session. [1]
  2. ^ Democrat Karim Camara (District 43) resigned to join the Cuomo Administration as executive director of the Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services. [2]
  3. ^ Democrat Diana Richardson elected to succeed Camara. [3]
  4. ^ Democrat William Scarborough (District 29) automatically expelled upon felony guilty plea to federal charges regarding travel reimbursement abuse.
  5. ^ Democrat Samuel D. Roberts (District 128) resigned to become the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. [4] [5]
  6. ^ Democrat Alec Brook-Krasny (District 46) resigned to take a job in the private sector. [6]
  7. ^ John Ceretto (District 145) changed his party affiliation from Republican to Democratic. [7]
  8. ^ Democrats Alicia Hyndman (District 29), Pamela Harris (District 46) and Pamela Hunter (District 128) elected in special elections. Roxanne Persaud (District 59) and Joseph Borelli (District 62) resigned after being elected to the State Senate and the New York City Council, respectively. [8] [9]
  9. ^ Democrat Sheldon Silver (District 65) automatically expelled from the Assembly after a felony conviction. [10]
  10. ^ Though Richardson was elected on the Working Families Party line, she is a registered Democrat.

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