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New York, State Assembly, District 69

New York State Assembly District 69
Current incumbentDaniel O'Donnell Democratic Party
Population127,919

New York's sixty-ninth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Daniel O'Donnell.

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

2018

General election
General election for New York State Assembly District 69

Incumbent Daniel O'Donnell (D) defeated Corina Cotenescu (R) in the general election for New York State Assembly District 69 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Daniel O'Donnell (D)
92.9
44,788

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Corina Cotenescu (R)
7.0
3,379
Other/Write-in votes
0.1
65

Total votes: 48,232
(100% precincts reporting)
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 69

Incumbent Daniel O'Donnell defeated Ruben D. Vargas in the Democratic primary for New York State Assembly District 69 on September 13, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Daniel O'Donnell (D)
64.9
15,484

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Ruben D. Vargas (D)
35.1
8,392

Total votes: 23,876
Republican primary election
Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 69

Corina Cotenescu advanced from the Republican primary for New York State Assembly District 69 on September 13, 2018.

Candidate

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Corina Cotenescu (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 Daniel O'Donnell defeated Stephen Garrin in the New York State Assembly District 69 general election.
New York State Assembly, District 69 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Daniel O'Donnell Incumbent 90.28% 49,526
Republican Stephen Garrin 9.72% 5,334
Total Votes 54,860
Source: New York Board of Elections

Incumbent Daniel O'Donnell defeated Steven M. Appel in the New York State Assembly District 69 Democratic primary.
New York State Assembly, District 69 Democratic Primary, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Daniel O'Donnell Incumbent 78.64% 7,255
Democratic Steven M. Appel 21.36% 1,971
Total Votes 9,226

Stephen Garrin ran unopposed in the New York State Assembly District 69 Republican primary.
New York State Assembly, District 69 Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Garrin (unopposed)

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 Daniel O'Donnell was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.

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 Daniel O'Donnell (D) was unopposed in both the general election and Democratic primary.

New York State Assembly, District 69, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel O'Donnell Incumbent 100% 44,468
Total Votes 44,468

Campaign contributions

From 2002 to 2016, candidates for New York State Assembly District 69 raised a total of $1,096,017. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $60,890 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New York State Assembly District 69
Year Amount Candidates Average
2016 $154,533 3 $51,511
2014 $28,450 1 $28,450
2012 $55,669 1 $55,669
2010 $61,649 1 $61,649
2008 $103,966 1 $103,966
2006 $108,414 1 $108,414
2004 $92,000 2 $46,000
2002 $439,974 4 $109,994
2000 $51,362 4 $12,841
Total $1,096,017 18 $60,890