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New York, State Assembly, District 17

New York State Assembly District 17
Current incumbentJohn Mikulin Republican Party

New York's seventeenth state assembly district is currently represented by Republican Representative John Mikulin. Mikulin replaced former Republican Representative Thomas McKevitt in a special election on April 24, 2018.

New York state assembly members represent an average of 129,187 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 126,510 residents.

About the office

Members of the New York State Assembly serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. New York legislators assume office the first Wednesday in January. When the first Wednesday in January falls on January 1, it shall meet the next Wednesday.

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 7 of the New York Constitution states: "No person shall serve as a member of the legislature unless he or she is a citizen of the United States and has been a resident of the state of New York for five years, and, except as hereinafter otherwise prescribed, of the assembly or senate district for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election; if elected a senator or member of assembly at the first election next ensuing after a readjustment or alteration of the senate or assembly districts becomes effective, a person, to be eligible to serve as such, must have been a resident of the county in which the senate or assembly district is contained for the twelve months immediately preceding his or her election. No member of the legislature shall, during the time for which he or she was elected, receive any civil appointment from the governor, the governor and the senate, the legislature or from any city government, to an office which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time."

Salaries

State legislators
SalaryPer diem
$110,000/year$174/day (including overnight) or $59/day (no overnight).

Vacancies

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. An election can be held as long the vacancy happened before April 1st in an election year. The person elected to fill the vacant seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Elections

2020

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will take place in 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for June 23, 2020. The filing deadline is April 2, 2020.

2018

Regular election

General election
General election for New York State Assembly District 17

Incumbent John Mikulin (R) defeated Kimberly L. Snow (D) in the general election for New York State Assembly District 17 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

John Mikulin (R)
55.9
26,744

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Kimberly L. Snow (D)
44.0
21,047
Other/Write-in votes
0.0
18

Total votes: 47,809
(100.00% precincts reporting)
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 17

Kimberly L. Snow advanced from the Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 17 on September 13, 2018.

Candidate

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Kimberly L. Snow (D)

Republican primary election
Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 17

Incumbent John Mikulin defeated James Coll in the Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 17 on September 13, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

John Mikulin (R)
70.5
2,604

James Coll (R)
29.5
1,090

Total votes: 3,694

Special election

NY Assembly District 17

A special election for the position of New York State Assembly District 17 was held on April 24, 2018.

The seat was left vacant after the resignation of Thomas McKevitt (R). McKevitt resigned in January 2018 to join the Nassau County Legislature.

John Mikulin (R) defeated Matt Malin (D) in the special election.

New York State Assembly, District 17 Special Election, 2018

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mikulin 63.8% 2,143
Democratic Matt Malin 36.2% 1,215
Total Votes 3,358
Source: New York State Board of Elections

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 Thomas McKevitt defeated Matthew W. Malin in the New York State Assembly District 17 general election.

New York State Assembly, District 17 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Thomas McKevitt Incumbent 62.65% 35,953
Democratic Matthew W. Malin 37.35% 21,434
Total Votes 57,387
Source: New York Board of Elections

Matthew W. Malin ran unopposed in the New York State Assembly District 17 Democratic primary.

New York State Assembly, District 17 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Matthew W. Malin (unopposed)
Malin also ran on the Working Families and Women's Equality Party tickets.
Incumbent Thomas McKevitt ran unopposed in the New York State Assembly District 17 Republican primary.

New York State Assembly, District 17 Republican Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Thomas McKevitt Incumbent (unopposed)
McKevitt also ran on the Conservative, Independence, Reform, and TRP-Tax Revolt 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. Jonathan Clarke was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Thomas McKevitt was unopposed in the Republican primary. McKevitt also ran on the Conservative Party, Tax Revolt Party (TRP) and Independence Party of New York State tickets. McKevitt defeated Clarke in the general election.

New York State Assembly, District 17 General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas McKevitt Incumbent 69.1% 19,912
Democratic Jonathan Clarke 30.9% 8,887
Total Votes 28,799

2012

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly consisted of a primary election on September 13, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 12, 2012. Incumbent Thomas McKevitt (R) defeated Kevin C. Brady (D) in the general election. McKevitt -- who also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets -- was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brady was unopposed in the Democratic primary; he also ran on the Working Families Party ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 17, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas McKevitt Incumbent 57.4% 27,114
Democratic Kevin C. Brady 42.6% 20,138
Total Votes 47,252

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for New York State Assembly District 17 raised a total of $483,980. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $21,999 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 17

Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $29,176 2 $14,588
2014 $43,290 2 $21,645
2012 $33,800 2 $16,900
2010 $63,596 2 $31,798
2008 $65,742 2 $32,871
2006 $68,790 2 $34,395
2004 $53,336 2 $26,668
2002 $59,845 4 $14,961
2000 $66,405 4 $16,601
Total $483,980 22 $21,999