Assemblymember Lou Tobacco is up for re-election this November for the Assembly seat he has held for just a year and a half. Tobacco was first elected to the Assembly from this district at the southern end of Staten Island in a March 2007 special election to replace resigning Assemblymember Vincent Ignizio, who decided to move over to the City Council.
Before running for office himself, Tobacco served as a summer intern for then Borough President Guy Molinari while he was Borough President and then interned for Molinari again when Molinari was elected to the U.S. House.
At the end of September, Tobacco's campaign had $44,902 with recent contributions of $6,190. Albanese had received $3,627 and had $3,429 on hand.
Tobacco also has also been endorsed by the Conservative and Independence parties.
In his first regular election, Tobacco faces Democratic candidate Albert J. Albanese. Albanese is active in the Democratic Party in Staten Island, though little other information is available about him.
Tobacco disclosed having $45,000 currently in campaign funds. Albanese currently has $3,000.
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