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One Last Look at the New York State Senate

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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The New York State Senate, like the rest of our nation's government, may look very different tomorrow. But just what does it look like now? Here's a snapshot of the current Senate composition, including who's expected to claim, retain, or steal a seat, and which races are still too close to call.


Current NY State Senate: 29 Republican, 32 Democrat, 1 Vacancy

Incumbents listed in bold

D - Democratic Party

R - Republican Party

C - Conservative Party

T - Tea Party

G - Green Party

WFP - Working Families Party

IP - Independence Party

 

Uncontested Democrats (2)

District 10: Shirley Huntley (D)

District 23: Diane Savino (D)

 

Uncontested Republicans (3)

District 24: Andrew Lanza (R)

District 45: Elizabeth Little (R)

District 51: James Seward (R)

 

Open Seats, Formerly Democratic (3)

District 12: Jerome Tina (R) v. Michael Gianaris (D)

  • Gianaris has name recognition from his time in the State Assembly, while Tina is a political newcomer

District 31: Stylo Sapaskis (R) v. Adriano Espaillat (D) v. Raphael Klapper (C) v. Ann Roos (G)

  • Espaillat has been endorsed by former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, and is also the only elected official running for this seat

  • Incumbent was Democrat Eric Schneiderman, now running for Attorney General

District 33: John McCarthy (R) v. Jose Gustavo Rivera (D) v. John Reynolds (G)

  • Incumbent was Democrat Pedro Espada, who lost primary to Rivera

 

Open Seats, Formerly Republican (4)

District 38: C. Vanderhoef (R) v. David Carlucci (D)

District 40: Gregory Ball (R) v. Michael Kaplowitz (D) v. Mary Murphy (C)  

District 53: Thomas O’Mara (R) v. Pamela Mackesey (D) 

District 59: Patrick Gallivan (R) v. Cynthia Appleton (D) v. David DiPietro (T)

 

Projected Locks, Democratic (1)

District 49: Andrew Russo (R) v. David Valesky (D)

  • 10/4 Siena Research Institute poll finds Valesky leads by 10 points

 

Projected Locks, Republican (3)

District 11: Frank Padavan (R) v. Tony Avella (D)

  • 10/4 SRI poll finds Padavan leading Avella 56 – 32

District 44: Hugh Farley (R) v. Susan Savage (D)

  • 10/4 SRI poll finds Farley leading Savage 55 - 37

District 55: James Alesi (R) v. Mary Wilmot (D)

  • 10/4 SRI poll finds Alesi leading Wilmot 55 - 35

 

Closest Races

District 3: Lee Zeldin (R) v. Brian Foley (D)

  •  9/28 SRI poll finds race virtually tied

District 40: Gregory Ball (R) v. Michael Kaplowitz (D) v. Mary Murphy (C)

  • Incumbent vacated, was Republican
  • 10/4 SRI poll finds race virtually tied

District 48: Patricia Ritchie (R) v. Darrel Aubertine (D)

  • 10/4 SRI poll finds Ritchie with a slight lead over Aubertine 48 - 45 

District 58: Jack Quinn (R) v. Timothy Kennedy (D) v. William Stachowski (WFP/IP)

  • Incumbent Stachowski was defeated in the Democratic primary by Timothy Kennedy; now running on Working Families and Independence tickets
  • 10/4 SRI poll finds race virtually tied

 


Full list of District Races

 

District 1: Kenneth LaValle (R) v. Jennifer Maertz (D)

  • LaValle has been in office since 1976

 

District 2: John Flanagan (R) v. Ira Bernstein (D)

  • Flanagan has been in office since 2002

 

District 3: Lee Zeldin (R) v. Brian Foley (D)

  • 9/28 SRI poll finds Zeldin and Foley tied
  • Foley has been in office since 2008

 

District 4: Owen Johnson (R) v. Maeghan Lollo (D)

  • Johnson has been in office since 1973

 

District 5: Carl Marcellino (R) v. Larry Silverman (D)

  • Marcellino has been in office since 1995
  • Silverman lost to Marcellino in 2000

 

District 6: Kemp Hannon (R) v. Francesca Carlow (D) v. David Mejias (WFP)

  • Hannon has been in office since 1989

 

District 7: Jack Martins (R) v. Craig Johnson (D)

  • Johnson has been in office since 2007

 

District 8: Charles Fuschillo (R) v. Carol Gordon (D)

  • Fuschillo has been in office since 1998

 

District 9: Dean Skelos (R) v. George Sava (D)

  • Skelos has been in office since 1985

 

District 10: Shirley Huntley (D)

  •  Huntley has been in office since 2007

 

District 11: Frank Padavan (R) v. Tony Avella (D)

  •  10/4 SRI poll finds Padavan leading Avella 56 – 32
  • Padavan has been in office since 1973

 

District 12: Jerome Tina (R) v. Michael Gianaris (D)

  • Incumbent was Democrat

 

District 13: Richard La Salle (R) v. Jose Peralta (D)

  •  Peralta has been in office since March 2010, after Hiram Monserrate was expelled from his seat for being convicted of domestic assault

 

District 14: Samuel Benoit (R) v. Malcolm Smith (D)

  • Smith has been in office since 2003

 

District 15: Anthony Como (R) v. Joseph Addabbo (D)

  • Addabbo has been in office since 2009
  • Addabbo one of only 8 Democratic state senators to vote against marriage

equality legislation, which failed to pass the Senate

 

District 16: Robert Schwartz (C) v. Toby Ann Stavisky (D)

  •  Stavisky has been in office since 1999

 

District 17: Michael Freeman-Saulsberre (R) v. Martin Malave Dilan (D)

  • Dilan has been in office since 2002

 

District 18: Laquan Word (R) v. Velmanette Montgomery (D)

  •  Montgomery has been in office since 1993

 

District 19: Rose Laney (R) v. John Sampson (D)

  • Sampson has been in office since 1996

 

District 20: Allan Romaguera (R) v. Eric Adams (D)

  •  Adams has been in office since 2007

 

District 21: Jeffrey Lodge (R) v. Kevin Parker (D) v. Brian Kelly (C)

  • Kevin Parker has been in office since 2003

 

District 22: Martin Golden (R) v. Michael DiSanto (D)

  • Golden has been in office since 2003

 

District 23: Diane Savino (D)

 

District 24: Andrew Lanza (R)

  • Lanza has been in office since 2007

 

District 25: Joseph Nardiello (R) v. Daniel Squadron (D)

  •  Squadron has been in office since 2009

 

District 26: Saul Farber (R) v. Liz Krueger (D)

  •  Krueger has been in office since 2002

 

District 27: Avrahom Rosenberg (C) v. Carl Kruger (D)

  •  Kruger has been in office since 2003

 

District 28: Jon Girodes (R) v. Jose Serrano (D) v. Keesha Weiner (C)

  • Serrano has been in office since 2005

 

District 29: Joseph Mendola (R) v. Thomas Duane (D)

  •  Duane has been in office since 2003

 

District 30: Donal Yarbrough (R) v. Bill Perkins (D)

  •  Perkins has been in office since 2007

 

District 31: Stylo Sapaskis (R) v. Adriano Espaillat (D) v. Raphael Klapper (C) v. Ann Roos (Green Party)

  • Incumbent was Democrat (Eric Schneiderman, running for AG)

 

District 32: Michael Walters (C) v. Ruben Diaz (D)

  • Diaz has been in office since 2003

 

District 33: John McCarthy (R) v. Jose Gustavo Rivera (D) v. John Reynolds (G)

  • Incumbent was Democrat Pedro Espada, who lost primary to Rivera

 

District 34: Frank Vernuccio (R) v. Jeffrey Klein (D)

  • Klein has been in office since 2005

 

District 35: Liam McLaughlin (R) v. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D)

  • Stewart-Cousins has been in office since 2007

 

District 36: Robert Diamond (R) v. Ruth Hassell-Thomspon (D)

  • Hassell-Thompson has been in office since 2003

 

District 37: Bob Cohen (R) v. Suzi Oppenheimer (D)

  • Oppenheimer has been in office since 2003

 

District 38: C. Vanderhoef (R) v. David Carlucci (D)

  • Incumbent was Republican

 

District 39: William Larkin (R) v. Harley Doles (D)

  • Larkin has been in office since 1991

 

District 40: Gregory Ball (R) v. Michael Kaplowitz (D) v. Mary Murphy (C)

  • Incumbent was Republican
  • 10/4 SRI poll finds race virtually tied

 

District 41: Stephen Saland (R) v. Didi Barrett (D)

  • Saland has been in office since 1991

 

District 42: John Bonacic (R) v. David Sager (D)

  • Bonacic has been in office since 2003

 

District 43: Roy McDonald (R) v. Joanne Yepsen (D)

  • McDonald has been in office since 2009

 

District 44: Hugh Farley (R) v. Susan Savage (D)

  • 10/4 SRI poll finds Farley leading Savage 55 - 37
  • Farley has been in office since 1977

 

District 45: Elizabeth Little (R)

  • Little has been in office since 2003

 

District 46: Robert Domenici (R) v. Neil Breslin (D) v. Michael Carey (Reform Party)

  • Breslin has been in office since 1997 

 

District 47: Joseph Griffo (R) v. Michael Hennessy (D)

  • Griffo has been in office since 2007

 

District 48: Patricia Ritchie (R) v. Darrel Aubertine (D)

  •  10/4 SRI poll finds Ritchie with a slight lead over Aubertine, 48 - 45
  • Aubertine has been in office since 2008

 

District 49: Andrew Russo (R) v. David Valesky (D)

  •  10/4 SRI poll finds Valesky leads by 10 points
  • Valesky has been in office since 2005

 

District 50: John DeFrancisco (R) v. Kathleen Joy (D)

  • DeFrancisco has been in office since 2003

 

District 51: James Seward (R)

  • Seward has been in office since 2003

 

District 52: Thomas Libous (R) v. John Orzel (D)

  • Libous has been in office since 2003   

 

District 53: Thomas O’Mara (R) v. Pamela Mackesey (D)

  • Incumbent was Republican

 

District 54: Michael Nozzolio (R) v. Edward O’Shea (D)

  • Nozzolio has been in office since 2003

 

District 55: James Alesi (R) v. Mary Wilmot (D)

  • 10/4 SRI poll finds Alesi leading Wilmot 55-35
  • Alesi has been in office since 1996

 

District 56: Joseph Robach (R) v. Robin Wilt (D)

  • Robach has been in office since 2003

 

District 57: Catharine Young (R) v. Michael McCormick (D)

  •  Young has been in office since 2005

 

District 58: Jack Quinn (R) v. Timothy Kennedy (D) v. William Stachowski (WFP/IP)

  • 10/4 SRI poll finds race virtually tied
  • Stachowski has been in office since 1993

 

District 59: Patrick Gallivan (R) v. Cynthia Appleton (D) v. David DiPietro (T)

  • Incumbent was Republican

 

District 60: Mark Grisanti (R) v. Antoine Thompson (D)

  •  Thompson has been in office since 2007

 

District 61: Michael Ranzenhofer (R) v. Marc Coppola (D)

  • Ranzenhofer has been in office since 2009

 

District 62: George Maziarz (R) v. Amy Witryol (D)

  • Maziarz has been in office since 2003, when the 62nd District was created

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