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Vacancies in the New York State Legislature

 

In 2014, all 213 seats in the New York State Legislature are again up for election. 63 Senate Districts, including the 27 that represent parts of New York City, and 150 State Assembly Districts, including the 66 that represent parts of New York City, will be voted on in the September 9 primary and November 5 general elections. The elections include the 13 currently vacant seats and the 8 seats for which incumbents have chosen not to seek re-election.

In addition to the 8 New York State legislators that are not seeking re-election, current Lt. Governor Robert Duffy, citing the wear and tear of his travel schedule, has also chosen not to run again. The New York State Legislature vacancies, and the races in which the current officeholder is not seeking re-election, are listed below. To see who is running to fill the seats, click the links provided for several races listed or see our larger page for all candidates running in races to represent New York City residents:

Current Vacancies in the New York State Legislature:

Assembly District 54:
Brooklyn: Bushwick and East New York
Last Represented by: Rafael Espinal Jr.
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 55:
Brooklyn: Brownsville
Last Represented by William Boyland
Reason for vacating: forced to exit office due to conviction on twenty-one counts of bribery, mail fraud, and extortion

Assembly District 59:
Brooklyn: Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mills Basin, and Gerritsen Beach
Last Represented by: Alan Maisel
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 60:
Brooklyn: East New York, Brownsville, and Canarsie
Last Represented by: Inez Barron
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 72:
Manhattan: Inwood, Washington Heights, and Harlem
Last Represented by:Gabriela Rosa
Reason for vacating: pleaded guilty to marriage fraud and resigned

Assembly District 77:
Bronx: High Bridge
Last Represented by: Vanessa Gibson
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 79:
Bronx: Melrose, Morrisania, Fairmont-Claremont Village, and Tremont
Last Represented by: Eric Stevenson
Reason for vacating: forced to exit office due to conviction on four counts of bribery

Assembly District 98
Towns of Deerpark, Greenville, Minisink, Monroe, Tuxedo, Warwick, Port Jervis and Ramapo
Last Represented by: Annie Rabbitt
Reason for vacating: elected Orange County Clerk

Assembly District 113:
Upper Hudson Valley region, portions of Saratoga County, and Washington County
Last Represented by: J. Anthony "Tony" Jordan
Reason for vacating: elected Washington County DA

Assembly District 134:
Spencerport, Greece, and Hilton
Last Represented by: Bill Reilich
Reason for vacating: elected Greece town supervisor

Assembly District 143:
Cheektowaga, Depew, Lancaster, and Sloan
Last Represented by: Dennis Gabryszak
Reason for vacating: resigned as a result of sexual harassment allegations from several staffers

Senate District 8:
Portions of Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Last Represented by: Charles Fuschillo
Reason for vacating: became CEO of Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Senate District 20:
Brooklyn: Sunset Park, Gowanus, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brownsville
Last Represented by: Eric Adams
Reason for vacating: elected Brooklyn Borough President

Seats being vacated by incumbents not seeking re-election:

Assembly District 11
Parts of Suffolk County
Current Officeholder: Robert Sweeney (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: retirement

Assembly District 20
Parts of Nassau County
Current Officeholder: Harvey Weisenberg (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: retirement

Assembly District 42
Brooklyn: Ditmas Park, Flatbush, and Midwood
Current Officeholder: Rhoda Jacobs (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: retirement

Assembly District 52
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Landing, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Vinegar Hill
Current Officeholder: Joan L. Millman (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: moving to a position at the New York City Department for the Aging

Assembly District 76:
Manhattan: Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island
Current Officeholder: Micah Kellner (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: allegations and appeal process concerning sexual harassment

Senate District 3
Suffolk County
Current Officeholder: Lee M. Zeldin (R)
Reason for not seeking re-election: running for Congress

Senate District 40
Parts of Putnam, Westchester, and Dutchess Counties
Current Officeholder: Greg Ball (R)
Reason for not seeking reelection: return to private sector

Senate District 62:
Niagara County, Orleans County, and parts of Monroe County
Current Officeholder: George D. Maziarz (R)
Reason for not seeking re-election: personal reasons (is the subject of a pending campaign funds investigation)