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New York, State Senate, District 41

New York State Senate District 41
Current incumbentSusan J. Serino Republican Party

New York's forty-first state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Susan J. Serino.

New York state senators represent an average of 312,550 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 306,072 residents.

About the office

Members of the New York State Senate 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).

Pension

Some legislators in New York are able to begin collecting a state pension while still serving in office and also receiving their normal salary. Under state law, if a lawmaker took office prior to 1995, they are eligible to begin collecting an annual pension once they turn 65. Those who took office after 1994 are not able to collect a pension while still in office. As of 2011, Rep. Herman Farrell (D) was the highest-paid state legislator, collecting his $113,500 salary as well as a pension of $81,619.

Vacancies

If there is a vacancy in the senate, 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 Senate 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

General election
General election for New York State Senate District 41

Incumbent Susan Serino (R) defeated Karen Smythe (D) in the general election for New York State Senate District 41 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Susan Serino (R)
50.3
59,434

Karen Smythe (D)
49.7
58,746
Other/Write-in votes
0.0
31

Total votes: 118,211
(100.00% precincts reporting)
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for New York State Senate District 41

Karen Smythe advanced from the Democratic primary for New York State Senate District 41 on September 13, 2018.

Candidate

Karen Smythe (D)

Republican primary election
Republican primary for New York State Senate District 41

Incumbent Susan Serino advanced from the Republican primary for New York State Senate District 41 on September 13, 2018.

Candidate

Susan Serino (R)

2016

Elections for the New York State Senate 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 Susan J. Serino defeated Terry W. Gipson in the New York State Senate District 41 general election.

New York State Senate, District 41 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Susan J. Serino Incumbent 55.44% 72,942
Democratic Terry W. Gipson 44.56% 58,616
Total Votes 131,558
Source: New York Board of Elections

Terry W. Gipson ran unopposed in the New York State Senate District 41 Democratic primary.

New York State Senate, District 41 Democratic Primary, 2016

Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Terry W. Gipson (unopposed)
Gipson also ran on the Working Families, Women's Equality Party, and Green Party tickets.
Incumbent Susan J. Serino ran unopposed in the New York State Senate District 41 Republican primary.

New York State Senate, District 41 Republican Primary, 2016

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

2014

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Elections for the New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Terry W. Gipson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Susan J. Serino was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gipson ran on the Working Families Party, Green Party and Tax Relief Now Party tickets. Serino ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Gipson was defeated by Serino in the general election.

The New York State SenateDistrict 41New York State Senate. In a traditionally Republican district, incumbent Terry W. Gipson (D) was defeated by Dutchess County legislator Susan J. Serino (R) in the general election. In 2012, Gipson defeated incumbent Stephen Saland (R) by a margin of victory of 2 percent. In a Siena College poll taken in October, Serino led Sen. Gipson, 52 percent to 40 percent.

New York State Senate District 41, General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan J. Serino 50.8% 42,267
Democratic Terry W. Gipson Incumbent 46.4% 38,625
None Blank 2.7% 2,221
None Scattering 0.1% 74
None Void 0% 13
Total Votes 83,200

2012

Elections for the office of New York State Senate 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. Terry W. Gipson (D) defeated incumbent Stephen M. Saland (R) in the general election. Gipson -- who also ran on the Working Families Party ticket -- was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Saland ran and defeated Neil A. DiCarlo in the Republican primary.

New York State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry W. Gipson 43.8% 53,562
Republican Stephen Saland Incumbent 42.1% 51,466
Conservative Neil A. DiCarlo 14.1% 17,300
Total Votes 122,328

New York State Senate, District 41 Republican Primary, 2012

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Saland Incumbent 50.5% 5,288
Neil DiCarlo 49.5% 5,181
Total Votes 10,469

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for New York State Senate District 41 raised a total of $7,612,942. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $400,681 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Senate District 41

Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $1,328,277 2 $664,139
2014 $2,284,423 2 $1,142,212
2012 $1,293,063 3 $431,021
2010 $868,422 2 $434,211
2008 $570,169 2 $285,085
2006 $446,770 2 $223,385
2004 $298,729 2 $149,365
2002 $264,716 2 $132,358
2000 $258,373 2 $129,187
Total $7,612,942 19 $400,681