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  NY District 4
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Parents > United States > New York > NY - District 04
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1994 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 08, 1994 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close November 08, 1994 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1995 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1997 - 12:00pm
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last ModifiedRBH October 10, 2011 10:44pm
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Abridged from the Almanac of American Politics:

"Daniel Frisa has the distinction as being the only member elected in 1994 who ousted a Republican incumbent; he is a Republican himself, and did the ousting in the primary. The victim was David Levy, who won the seat just two years before. Behind the contest is a story of rivalry and and feuding within the once-monolithic Nassau County Republican organization."

"In 1992, when Republican Raymond McGrath decided to retire...Frisa claimed to have been promised the backing of the organization, but county party chairman Joseph Mondello endorsed Levy, suggesting that Frisa was a tool of the previous party chairman, Joseph Margiotta. Levy won the primary by on 53%-41%, and then had a close race against Democrat Philip Schilir, a Long Island native and top aide to California congressman Henry Waxman. Levy was outspent and won by 50%-46%."


In 1993, Frisa bolted the party to endorse the Democratic candidate for Nassau County Executive. Frisa entered the 1994 Republican primary and with more hard work than media attention or flair, upset Levy in the primary, winning by 276 votes. Recounts narrowed the win to 54, and Levy sued.

Levy failed to overturn the results, and simply stopped campaigning despite his name remaining on the ballot on the Conservative line.

Sensing a pick-up opportunity, Dems gave their nominee (Ferne M. Steckler) a Judgeship to get him off the ballot in favor of the more electable Schiliro (

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/03/1992
NameDavid A. Levy Votes110,710 (50.96%)
Term01/03/1993 - 01/03/1995 Margin13,703 (+6.31%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1996
NameCarolyn McCarthy Votes127,060 (57.49%)
Term01/03/1997 - 01/03/1999 Margin37,518 (+16.98%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 13, 1994 NY District 4 - R Primary Dan Frisa R 24,920
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Name St. Rep. Dan Frisa Philip Schiliro (I) Rep. David A. Levy Vincent P. Garbitelli Robert S. Berkowitz  
PartyRepublican Democratic Conservative Right to Life Liberal  
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Uncertified Votes87,815 (50.19%) 65,286 (37.31%) 15,173 (8.67%) 5,280 (3.02%) 1,409 (0.81%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -22,529 (-12.88%) -72,642 (-41.52%) -82,535 (-47.17%) -86,406 (-49.39%)  
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