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George E. Pataki (R)

Elected: 1994 (2nd term)
Hometown: Garrison
Born: June 24, 1945; Peekskill, N.Y.
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Elizabeth "Libby"; four children
Education: Yale U., B.A. 1967; Columbia U., J.D. 1970
Career: Lawyer; farm owner
Political Highlights: mayor of Peekskill, 1982-84; N.Y. Assembly, 1985-92; N.Y. Senate, 1993-95; governor, 1995-present
Address: N.Y. State Capitol, Albany, NY, 12224
Phone: (518) 474-8390
Fax: (518) 474-1513
E-mail: gov.pataki@chamber.state.ny.us
Web site: www.state.ny.us/governor

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: February 20, 2000). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com

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Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Urban Statistics | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
Legislature: Officially meets year-round; usually meets January-June
Assembly: 150 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 52R, 98D; 115 men, 35 women
Salary: $79,500
Phone: (518) 455-4218
Senate: 61 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 36R, 25D; 53 men, 8 women
Salary: $79,500
Phone: (518) 455-3216

Urban Statistics
New York City: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R), Population 7,380,906
Buffalo: Mayor Anthony Masiello (D), Population 310,548
Rochester: Mayor Bill Johnson, Population 221,594
Yonkers: Mayor John Spencer (R), Population 190,316
Syracuse: Mayor Roy Bernardi (R), Population 155,865

Registered Voters
Democrat: 47%
Republican: 29%
Other Parties/Unaffiliated: 21%
Conservative: 2%
Independence: 1%
Liberal: 1%

U.S. Congress
Senate: 2 D
House: 19 D, 12 R

Term Limits
For state offices: No

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 60%, Bob Dole 31%, Ross Perot 8%
1992 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 50%, George Bush 34%, Ross Perot 16%
1988 Presidential Vote:
Michael S. Dukakis 52%, George Bush 48%

Population
1998 population (est.): 18,184,774
1990 population: 17,990,455
1980 population: 17,558,072
Percent change 1980-90: +2%
Rank among states (1998): 2
White: 77%
Black: 18%
Asian or Pacific islander: 5%
Hispanic origin: 14%
Urban: 84%
Rural: 16%
Born in state: 68%
Foreign-born: 16%
Under age 18: 4,560,031 (25%)
Ages 18-64: 11,149,830 (61%)
65 and older: 2,427,365 (13%)
Median age: 35.5

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.ny.us
Capital: Albany
Median household income: $36,010 (1997)
   Rank among states: 24
Total area: 53,989 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 27

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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