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New York State Senate
New York State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Kathy Hochul (D)
Since January 1, 2015
Senate Majority Leader
Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D)
Since January 2, 2019
Senate Minority Leader
Rob Ortt (R)
Since June 28, 2020
Structure
Seats 63
New York State Senate.svg
Political groups
Majority
  •      Democratic (40)

Minority

  •      Republican (21)

Vacant: 2

  •      Vacant (2)
Length of term
Two years
Authority Article III, New York Constitution
Salary $120,000/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
Next election
November 8, 2022
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
New York State Senate chamber.jpg
Senate Chamber at New York State Capitol, Albany

The New York State Senate is the upper house of the New York State Legislature, the New York State Assembly being the lower house. Its members are elected to two-year terms; there are no term limits.

As of 2014, there are 63 seats in the Senate. The house

Party history

Affiliation Recent party affiliation history
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
SDC IDC SF Vacant
Begin 2007 session 29 33 62 0
End 2008 session 30 31 61 1
Begin 2009 session 32 30 62 0
End 2010 session 32 29 61 1
Begin 2011 session 26 4 32 62 0
End 2012 session 25 33 62 0
Begin 2013 session 27 5 1 30 63 0
End 2014 session 24 2 29 61 2
Begin 2015 session 25 1 5 1 32 63 0
End 2016 session 25 31 62 1
Begin 2017 session 24 7 1 31 63 0
End 2018 session 31
Begin 2019 session 39 1 23 63 0
March 10, 2019 22 62 1
July 1, 2019 40
November 26, 2019 23 63 0
December 31, 2019 22 62 1
June 28, 2020 21 61 2
July 20, 2020 20 60 3
Latest voting share 66.7% 33.3%

Leadership

Position Name Party District
President of the Senate/Lieutenant Governor Kathy C. Hochul Dem
Temporary President/Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Dem 35
Minority Leader Rob Ortt Rep 62

Democratic Conference leadership

  • Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Temporary President and Majority Leader
  • Michael Gianaris, Deputy Majority Leader
  • Liz Krueger, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
  • Neil Breslin, Vice President Pro Tempore
  • Brian Benjamin, Senior Assistant Majority Leader
  • Tim Kennedy, Chair of Majority Program Development Committee
  • Jose Serrano, Chair of the Majority Conference
  • Brad Hoylman, Assistant Majority Leader on Conference Operations
  • Gustavo Rivera, Assistant Majority Leader on House Operations
  • Kevin Parker, Majority Whip
  • Toby Ann Stavisky, Majority Conference Vice-Chair
  • Velmanette Montgomery, Majority Conference Secretary
  • Joseph Addabbo, Majority Deputy Whip
  • John Liu, Majority Assistant Whip
  • Roxanne Persaud, Chair of the Majority Steering Committee
  • Todd Kaminsky, Liaison to the Executive Branch
  • Leroy Comrie, Deputy Majority Leader for State/Federal Relations
  • Shelley Mayer, Deputy Majority Leader for Senate/Assembly Relations
  • Monica Martinez, Assistant Majority Leader on Intergovernmental Affairs

Republican Conference Leadership

  • Rob Ortt, Minority Leader
  • Joseph Griffo, Deputy Minority Leader
  • James L. Seward, Ranking Member of the Finance Committee
  • Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair of the Senate Minority Conference
  • Andrew J. Lanza, Minority Whip
  • Elizabeth Little, Assistant Minority Leader for Policy and Administration
  • George A. Amedore, Assistant Minority Leader for Conference Operations
  • Patrick M. Gallivan, Assistant Minority Leader for Floor Operations
  • Michael H. Ranzenhofer, Vice Chair of the Senate Minority Conference
  • Patricia Ritchie, Secretary of the Senate Minority Conference
  • Joseph E. Robach, Assistant Minority Whip

Current members

District Senator Party First elected Counties Represented
1 LaValle, KennethKenneth LaValle Republican 1976 Suffolk
2 Vacant Suffolk
3 Martinez, MonicaMonica Martinez Democratic 2018 Suffolk
4 Boyle, PhilPhil Boyle Republican 2012 Suffolk
5 Gaughran, JimJim Gaughran Democratic 2018 Nassau, Suffolk
6 Thomas, KevinKevin Thomas Democratic 2018 Nassau
7 Kaplan, AnnaAnna Kaplan Democratic 2018 Nassau
8 Brooks, JohnJohn Brooks Democratic 2016 Nassau, Suffolk
9 Kaminsky, ToddTodd Kaminsky Democratic 2016* Nassau
10 Sanders Jr., JamesJames Sanders Jr. Democratic 2012 Queens
11 Liu, JohnJohn Liu Democratic 2018 Queens
12 Gianaris, MichaelMichael Gianaris Democratic 2010 Queens
13 Ramos, JessicaJessica Ramos Democratic 2018 Queens
14 Comrie, LeroyLeroy Comrie Democratic 2014 Queens
15 Addabbo Jr., JosephJoseph Addabbo Jr. Democratic 2008 Queens
16 Stavisky, Toby AnnToby Ann Stavisky Democratic 1999* Queens
17 Felder, SimchaSimcha Felder Democratic 2012 Kings (Brooklyn)
18 Salazar, JuliaJulia Salazar Democratic 2018 Kings (Brooklyn)
19 Persaud, RoxanneRoxanne Persaud Democratic 2015* Kings (Brooklyn)
20 Myrie, ZellnorZellnor Myrie Democratic 2018 Kings (Brooklyn)
21 Parker, KevinKevin Parker Democratic 2002 Kings (Brooklyn)
22 Gounardes, AndrewAndrew Gounardes Democratic 2018 Kings (Brooklyn)
23 Savino, DianeDiane Savino Democratic 2004 Kings (Brooklyn), Richmond (Staten Island)
24 Lanza, AndrewAndrew Lanza Republican 2006 Richmond (Staten Island)
25 Montgomery, VelmanetteVelmanette Montgomery Democratic 1984 Kings (Brooklyn)
26 Kavanagh, Brian P.Brian P. Kavanagh Democratic 2017* Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan)
27 Hoylman, BradBrad Hoylman Democratic 2012 New York (Manhattan)
28 Krueger, LizLiz Krueger Democratic 2002* New York (Manhattan)
29 Serrano, José M.José M. Serrano Democratic 2004 New York (Manhattan), Bronx
30 Benjamin, BrianBrian Benjamin Democratic 2017* New York (Manhattan)
31 Jackson, RobertRobert Jackson Democratic 2018 New York (Manhattan)
32 Sepúlveda, Luis R.Luis R. Sepúlveda Democratic 2018* Bronx
33 Rivera, GustavoGustavo Rivera Democratic 2010 Bronx
34 Biaggi, AlessandraAlessandra Biaggi Democratic 2018 Bronx, Westchester
35 Stewart-Cousins, AndreaAndrea Stewart-Cousins Democratic 2006 Westchester
36 Bailey, JamaalJamaal Bailey Democratic 2016 Bronx, Westchester
37 Mayer, ShelleyShelley Mayer Democratic 2018* Westchester
38 Carlucci, DavidDavid Carlucci Democratic 2010 Rockland, Westchester
39 Skoufis, JamesJames Skoufis Democratic 2018 Orange, Rockland, Ulster
40 Harckham, PeterPeter Harckham Democratic 2018 Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester
41 Serino, SueSue Serino Republican 2014 Dutchess, Putnam
42 Metzger, JenJen Metzger Democratic 2018 Delaware, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster
43 Jordan, DaphneDaphne Jordan Republican 2018 Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington
44 Breslin, NeilNeil Breslin Democratic 1996 Albany, Rensselaer
45 Little, BettyBetty Little Republican 2002 Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Saint Lawrence, Warren, Washington
46 Amedore Jr., George A.George A. Amedore Jr. Republican 2014 Albany, Greene, Montgomery, Schenectady, Ulster
47 Griffo, JosephJoseph Griffo Republican 2006 Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence
48 Ritchie, PattyPatty Ritchie Republican 2010 Jefferson, Oswego, St. Lawrence
49 Tedisco, JimJim Tedisco Republican 2016 Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saratoga, Schenectady
50 Vacant Cayuga, Onondaga
51 Seward, James L.James L. Seward Republican 1986 Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Otsego, Schoharie, Tompkins, Ulster
52 Akshar, FredFred Akshar Republican 2015* Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Tioga
53 May, RachelRachel May Democratic 2018 Madison, Oneida, Onondaga
54 Helming, PamPam Helming Republican 2016 Cayuga, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne
55 Funke, RichRich Funke Republican 2014 Monroe, Ontario
56 Robach, JosephJoseph Robach Republican 2002 Monroe
57 Borrello, GeorgeGeorge Borrello Republican 2019* Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Livingston
58 O'Mara, TomTom O'Mara Republican 2010 Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, Yates
59 Gallivan, Patrick M.Patrick M. Gallivan Republican 2010 Erie, Livingston, Monroe, Wyoming
60 Vacant Erie
61 Ranzenhofer, MichaelMichael Ranzenhofer Republican 2008 Erie, Genesee, Monroe
62 Ortt, RobRob Ortt Republican 2014 Monroe, Niagara, Orleans
63 Kennedy, Timothy M.Timothy M. Kennedy Democratic 2010 Erie

* First elected in a special election.

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