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  Breslin, Neil D.
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NameNeil D. Breslin
Address15 Pinedale Ave
Delmar, New York , United States
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Born June 09, 1942 (77 years)
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InfoNeil David Breslin, Democrat, is currently serving his fourth term as New York State Senator. He represents the 46th District, which consists entirely of Albany County. Born as one of six children on June 9, 1942, Neil is a lifelong resident of Albany.

On academic scholarship, Neil attended Fordham College from which he graduated in 1964 with a BS degree in Political Science. While in law school at the University of Toledo, he was named the editor-in-chief of the Law Review and was also selected as outstanding student in his class. Upon graduation from law school, Neil became an associate in the firm of Garry Cahill & Edmunds and two years later became a partner in a new firm entitled Garry, Cahill, Edmunds & Breslin. In 1981, Neil formed a partnership with his two brothers, Michael (currently Albany County Executive) and Thomas (currently Albany County Court Judge). Currently, Neil practices law as "of counsel" to the firm of Girvin and Ferlazzo.

Neil has been a community leader for many years. His involvement in civic and social areas in Albany includes 15 years as a board member of Arbor House, a residence facility for women in need. He also served as president of Arbor House for a period of seven years. Neil has been the attorney for St. Anne's Institute in Albany and has done work for Hospitality House, the International Center and Hope House, a drug treatment facility. Further, Neil was Vice President of the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless from 1994 to 1998.

An active member of the New York State Bar Association, Neil has served as a lecturer on real estate law; editor of the newsletter of the New York State Bar Association General Practice of Law Section from 1980-1984; member of the Executive Committee of the General Practice of Law Section from 1980-1985 and from 1989-1998; chairperson of the General Practice of Law Section from 1993-1994; and member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association from 1992-1994. Additionally, he has been a member of the Character and Fitness Committee of the Appellate Division, Third Department since 1987 and was chairman of the Grievance Committee for the Albany County Bar Association from 1985-1993.

Neil serves as a member of the Executive Committee and also chairs the State/Federal Relations Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). In recognition of his dedication and commitment, Senator Breslin has received awards from numerous organizations including Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Caregivers Respite Services of Catholic Charities, University at Albany's Presidential Honors Society, New York State Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union, KidsPeace National Centers, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy ("Distinguished Public Service Award") and Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club ("Profiles in Courage Award").

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  11/06/2018 NY State Senate 44 Won 70.60% (+41.29%)
  11/08/2016 NY State Senate 44 Won 68.59% (+39.47%)
  11/04/2014 NY State Senate 44 Won 98.91% (+97.81%)
  11/06/2012 NY State Senate 44 Won 90.45% (+81.16%)
  09/13/2012 NY State Senate 44 - D Primary Won 70.86% (+41.73%)
  11/02/2010 NY State Senate 46 Won 53.61% (+13.29%)
  09/14/2010 NY State Senate 46 - D Primary Won 58.03% (+16.06%)
  11/04/2008 NY State Senate 46 Won 89.84% (+79.69%)
  09/09/2008 NY State Senate 46 - D Primary Won 76.21% (+63.25%)
  11/07/2006 NY State Senate 46 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 NY State Senate 46 Won 60.25% (+20.50%)
  11/05/2002 NY State Senate 46 Won 72.46% (+44.91%)
  11/07/2000 NY State Senate 42 Won 71.96% (+43.92%)
  11/03/1998 NY State Senate 42 Won 70.00% (+41.71%)
  11/05/1996 NY State Senate 42 Won 54.06% (+8.13%)
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