Dean Skelos

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Dean George Skelos (born February 16, 1948) is an American Republican politician.wikipedia
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New York State Senate

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Skelos represented the Ninth District in the State Senate, comprising the southwest region of Nassau County, from 1985 through 2015. After one Assembly term, Skelos gave up his seat to challenge incumbent Democratic-Liberal New York State Senator Carol Berman in 1982.
On June 8, 2009, then-Senators Hiram Monserrate and Pedro Espada, Jr.--both Democrats—voted with the 30 Republican members to install Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) as the new majority leader of the Senate, replacing Democratic Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith.

Majority Leader of the New York State Senate

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He is a former Majority Leader of the New York State Senate.
On June 8, 2009, Democrats Hiram Monserrate and Pedro Espada, Jr., joined the 30 Republican members of the State Senate to attempt to issue a motion to replace current Majority Leader Malcolm Smith with Minority Leader Dean Skelos.

New York's 9th State Senate district

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Skelos represented the Ninth District in the State Senate, comprising the southwest region of Nassau County, from 1985 through 2015.
It has been represented by Democratic Senator Todd Kaminsky since his victory in an April 2016 special election to replace Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who had been expelled from the body on corruption charges.

Preet Bharara

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Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, were arrested and charged with six counts of corruption by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in May 2015.
During Bharara's tenure, federal prosecutors also conducted investigations against Democratic and Republican officials, most notably securing convictions against the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, and the Majority Leader of the State Senate, Dean Skelos.

Marriage Equality Act (New York)

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In 2011, Skelos voted against the Marriage Equality Act, which the Senate passed 33-29.
On June 24, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos announced that the Senate would consider the legislation as the final bill of the legislative session.

Kimba Wood

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On May 12, 2016, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood sentenced Dean Skelos to five years in prison, and Adam Skelos to six-and-a-half years in prison.
Wood has presided over many high-profile cases involving such figures as "Junk Bond King" Michael Milken, Republican majority leader of the New York State Senate Dean Skelos, and Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Carol Berman

After one Assembly term, Skelos gave up his seat to challenge incumbent Democratic-Liberal New York State Senator Carol Berman in 1982.
In 1982 one-term Republican Assemblyman Dean Skelos gave up his seat to challenge Berman.

Raymond J. McGrath

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In 1980, the seat for the 19th District in the New York State Assembly, representing parts Nassau County, became open when incumbent Assemblyman Raymond J. McGrath decided to run for the United States House of Representatives seat that was opened by the retirement of nine-term incumbent John W. Wydler.

Pedro Espada Jr.

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Though there were 32 Democrats and 30 Republicans in the Senate, on June 8, 2009, Espada and Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) were part of what was described by the Associated Press as a "parliamentary coup" and voted with the 30 Republican members to install Senator Dean Skelos (R-Nassau) as the new majority leader of the Senate, replacing Senator Malcolm Smith (D-Queens).

Joseph Bruno

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In 2008, he became the Majority Leader of the New York State Senate after Joseph Bruno stepped down from that post.

Todd Kaminsky

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Following the expulsion of Dean Skelos from the New York State Senate, the Democratic Party selected Kaminsky as their nominee for his seat in the special election in April 2016.

Lieutenant Governor of New York

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The duties of lieutenant governor were then performed successively by Temporary Presidents of the State Senate Joseph Bruno, Dean Skelos, Malcolm Smith and, during the 2009 New York State Senate leadership crisis, Pedro Espada Jr.

Republican Party (United States)

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Dean George Skelos (born February 16, 1948) is an American Republican politician.

Politician

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Dean George Skelos (born February 16, 1948) is an American Republican politician.

Nassau County, New York

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Skelos represented the Ninth District in the State Senate, comprising the southwest region of Nassau County, from 1985 through 2015. In 1980, the seat for the 19th District in the New York State Assembly, representing parts Nassau County, became open when incumbent Assemblyman Raymond J. McGrath decided to run for the United States House of Representatives seat that was opened by the retirement of nine-term incumbent John W. Wydler.

McDonnell v. United States

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In 2017, his conviction was overturned following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in McDonnell v. United States.

Long Island

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Skelos was the second Long Islander to hold the position of Senate Majority Leader; the first was Ralph J. Marino.

Ralph J. Marino

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Skelos was the second Long Islander to hold the position of Senate Majority Leader; the first was Ralph J. Marino.

Rockville Centre, New York

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Skelos was born on February 16, 1948, in Rockville Centre, New York, the oldest of four children.

Greek Americans

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He is the grandson of a Greek immigrant.

Washington College

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Skelos graduated from Washington College in Maryland with a B.A. in history in 1970 and earned a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1975.

Maryland

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Skelos graduated from Washington College in Maryland with a B.A. in history in 1970 and earned a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1975.