Raymond Walter

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Raymond W. Walter
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 146th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded by Kevin S. Smardz
Personal details
Born (1972-02-04) February 4, 1972 (age 45)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Other political
Conservative, Independence
Spouse(s) Jennifer née Spedding
Children 2
Residence East Amherst, New York
Alma mater State University of New York at Geneseo
Occupation Former automobile salesman and sales manager
Website www.electraywalter.com

Raymond W. Walter (born February 4, 1972) is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly representing Assembly District 146, which comprises the Towns of Amherst in Erie County and Pendleton in Niagara County.

Early life and career[edit]

Walter earned a degree in History from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1994. Walter worked at automobile dealerships in Western New York for ten years before entering the University at Buffalo Law School. Walter clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office and the Erie County District Attorney’s Office after graduating. He joined Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP in 2007 where he practices law in estates, trusts, and elder law.[2]

Political career[edit]

His political career began in 2009 when the Erie County Republican Committee appointed him to fill the Erie County Legislature seat left empty by Michael H. Ranzenhofer who had been elected state senator.[3]

In 2011, Walter successfully ran for a seat in the New York State Assembly.[4] He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican candidate for Erie County Executive in 2015.


  1. ^ "Raymond W. Walter, District 4". Erie County Republican Legislative Minority Caucus. Buffalo, New York. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Raymond W. Walter". Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP website. Buffalo, New York. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  3. ^ "East Amherst resident chosen to succeed Ranzenhofer as Legislator". Amherst Park Bee. Amherst, New York. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2013-05-04. Raymond W. Walter of East Amherst has been chosen to succeed Michael Ranzenhofer as Erie County Legislator for the 4th District. Ranzenhofer will be leaving to take on his new role as state senator representing the 61st District. 
  4. ^ "With Walter out, could another Republican step in?". The Buffalo News. Buffalo, New York. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2013-05-04. Raymond W. Walter, an Amherst Republican, formally resigned his 4th District Legislature seat last week to head to Albany to represent the 148th Assembly District. Walter won the unexpired term of former Assemblyman James P. Hayes, who resigned in September to take a private-sector job. 

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Political offices
Title last held by
Michael H. Ranzenhofer
Erie County, New York Legislator, 4th District
January 8, 2009 – November 2011
Title next held by
Kevin R. Hardwick
New York Assembly
Title last held by
James P. Hayes
New York State Assembly, 148th District
November 2011 – December 31, 2012
Succeeded by
Joseph M. Giglio
Preceded by
Kevin S. Smardz
New York State Assembly, 146th District
January 1, 2013 – present