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Important Dates for 2002:

June 18 - First day party candidates can gather signatures for petitions

July 25 - Last day to file petitions

August 12 - New York City Board Of Elections begins hearings on challenges to petitions

August 16 - Last day to register in person or by mail for the primary election

September 10 - Primary Election

September 30 - Certification of general election ballot by State Board of Elections

October 11 - Last day to register in person or by mail for the general election

November 5 - General Election

Take a look at all the latest results for the November 5, 2002 general election.

x-Eliot L. Spitzer (Dem) 2,580,710 - 66 percent
Dora Irizarry (Rep) 1,173,746 - 30 percent
John J. Broderick (RTL) 74,919 - 2 percent
Mary Jo Long (Gre) 48,808 - 1 percent
Daniel A. Conti (Lib) 23,147 - 0.6 percent


  • John J. Broderick (RTL)
  • Daniel A. Conti (Lbt)
  • Dora Irizarry (Rep/Con)
  • Mary Jo Long (Gre)
  • Eliot Spitzer (Dem/Ind/Lib/Wor) Incumbent


Daniel A. Conti (LBT) was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1959. He attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and received an A.B. Degree in English with a minor in Philosophy in 1981. He attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California, and received a Juris Doctor Degree in 1985. Conti is a resource attorney for Long Island Dads and Big Apple Dads, Inc. He is also a member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Conti was the Libertarian Party Candidate for New York State Attorney General in 1994 and 1998, and he was the Libertarian Party Candidate for Nassau County District Attorney in 1997.

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Dora Irizarry (Rep/Con) was appointed as a judge to the court of claims by Governor Pataki in 1997. She began her career as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney's Office more than 23 years ago. Of those 23 years of experience working in law enforcement and New York's court system, 16 were spent as a prosecutor and the last 7 as a judge.

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Eliot Spitzer (Dem/Ind/Lib/Wor) was elected to the office of New York State Attorney General in 1998. Spitzer graduated from Princeton University and then Harvard Law School, where he edited the Harvard Law Review. The founder for the center of Community Interest, a group who sought to remove drug dealers from public housing, Spitzer has also served as Trustee of the Montifiore Medical Center. From 1986 to 1992, Spitzer served as the assistant to the Manhattan District Attorney. He now lives with his wife and three daughters in

Click below to see official records from the state Campaign Finance board of financial disclosure reports filed by the candidates so far this year, including information on contributors:

November 4, 2002

Eliot Spitzer, New York's attorney general, who is seen by some as the scourge of Wall Street, says he has given no thought to his political future beyond standing for re-election tomorrow. If that is true, then he is the only person in New York politics who has not. (New York Times)

October 28, 2002

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer seems shy discussing his own political future -- not his 2002 re-election campaign, against a Republican candidate with a profile so low that even few Republicans can name her, but his future beyond this year, about which he is vague and uncharacteristically hesitant. (New York Times)

October 16, 2002

The pressure is on Eliot Spitzer, the State Attorney General who is an overwhelming favorite to win re-election to a second term next month."Would I like him to become President? Of course," said his father, Bernard Spitzer. "I'd love to spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom."And would the Attorney General himself like to be President?"I think he would," the elder Mr. Spitzer said. "It's his very nature." (NY Observer)

October 15, 2002

In her sharpest attack yet, the Republican challenger to state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer accused him of ignoring the problem of online pedophiles in favor of headline-grabbing Wall Street scandals. (NY Post)


Eye On Albany 2002 is a guide to the races for the 91 seats of the New York State Legislature that represent residents of New York City.

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