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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Christopher Friend (Republican Party) (also known as Chris) is a member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 124. He assumed office in 2013. His current term ends on December 31, 2020.

Friend (Republican Party, Conservative Party, Independence Party) (also known as Chris) is running for re-election to the New York State Assembly to represent District 124. He declared candidacy for the Republican primary scheduled on June 23, 2020. He declared candidacy for the Conservative primary scheduled on June 23, 2020. He declared candidacy for the Independence primary scheduled on June 23, 2020.

Friend was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously represented District 137 in the Assembly from 2011 to 2013. Friend has been involved with local government for the Town of Big Flats and elected to the Chemung County Legislature.

Friend earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Education

  • BS, Chemistry, University of New Hampshire
  • Former Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow, Education
  • MS, Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • PhD, Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo

Political Experience

  • BS, Chemistry, University of New Hampshire
  • Former Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow, Education
  • MS, Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • PhD, Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, 2010-present
  • Candidate, New York State Assembly, District 124, 2018
  • Former Member, Chemung County Legislature, 2006-2010

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Aging Committee, New York State Assembly

Member, Chemung County Republican Committee

Former Member, Housing Committee, New York State Assembly

Former Member, Transportation Committee, New York State Assembly

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Children and Families Committee

Member, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee

Member, Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee

Member, Local Governments Committee

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BS, Chemistry, University of New Hampshire
  • Former Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow, Education
  • MS, Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • PhD, Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, 2010-present
  • Candidate, New York State Assembly, District 124, 2018
  • Former Member, Chemung County Legislature, 2006-2010
  • Board Member/Parade Coordinator, Big Flats Community Days
  • Member, Big Flats Lions Club
  • Member, Board of Directors, Steuben County Young Republicans
  • Committee Member, Chemung County Nursing Facility
  • Assistant Coach, River Rats Swim Team
Elections

2020

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General election

The primary will occur on June 23, 2020. The general election will occur on November 3, 2020. General election candidates will be added here following the primary.

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 124

Randy Reid is running in the Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 124 on June 23, 2020.

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Randy Reid (D)

Republican primary election
Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 124

Incumbent Christopher Friend and RC Ike are running in the Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 124 on June 23, 2020.

Christopher Friend (R)

RC Ike (R)

Libertarian primary election
Libertarian primary for New York State Assembly District 124

RC Ike is running in the Libertarian primary for New York State Assembly District 124 on June 23, 2020.

RC Ike (L)

2018

Friend also ran in the 2018 election as a Conservative Party and Independence Party candidate.


General election
General election for New York State Assembly District 124

Incumbent Christopher Friend (R) defeated Bill Batrowny (D) in the general election for New York State Assembly District 124 on November 6, 2018.

Christopher Friend (R)
61.9%
28,293 Votes

Bill Batrowny (D)
38.0%
17,340 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
0.1%
45 Votes

Total votes: 45,678
(100.00% precincts reporting)

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 124

Bill Batrowny defeated Randy Reid in the Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 124 on September 13, 2018.

Bill Batrowny (D)
53.8%
2,597 Votes

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Randy Reid (D)
46.2%
2,226 Votes

Total votes: 4,823

Republican primary election
Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 124

Incumbent Christopher Friend advanced from the Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 124 on September 13, 2018.

Christopher Friend (R)

2016

Elections for the New York State Assembly took place in 2016. The primary election took place on September 13, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The filing deadline for major party candidates was July 14, 2016. The filing deadline for independent candidates was August 23, 2016.

Incumbent Christopher Friend defeated Bill Batrowny in the New York State Assembly District 124 general election.

New York State Assembly, District 124 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Friend Incumbent 65.34% 34,344
Democratic Bill Batrowny 34.66% 18,219
Total Votes 52,563
Source: New York Board of Elections

Bill Batrowny ran unopposed in the New York State Assembly District 124 Democratic primary.

New York State Assembly, District 124 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Bill Batrowny (unopposed)
Batrowny also ran on the Working Families and Women's Equality Party tickets. Incumbent Christopher Friend ran unopposed in the New York State Assembly District 124 Republican primary.

New York State Assembly, District 124 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Friend Incumbent (unopposed)
Friend also ran on the Conservative, Independence, and Reform Party tickets.

2014

Elections for the New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Christopher Friend was unopposed in the Republican primary. Friend also ran on the Conservative Party, SCC-StopCommonCore and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Friend was unchallenged in the general election.

2012

Friend ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 124. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

New York State Assembly, District 124, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Friend Incumbent 100% 37,789
Total Votes 37,789

2010

Friend defeated Paul Marcellus in the September 14 Republican primary. Friend defeated James Hare (D) and Paul Marcellus (Conservative) in the general election on November 2.

New York State Assembly, District 137 2010

Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Friend (R) 21,248
James Hare (D) 10,844
Paul Marcellus (C) 1,677
Speeches