Robin Schimminger

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Robin Schimminger
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 140th district
Assumed office
January 1, 1977
Preceded byHarold H. Izard
Member of the Erie County Legislature
from the 13th district
In office
Preceded byRonald P. Bennett
Succeeded byLeonard Lenihan
Personal details
Born (1947-09-17) September 17, 1947 (age 72)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Melinda Downey
ResidenceKenmore, New York

Robin Schimminger (born September 17, 1947) represents District 140 in the New York State Assembly, which comprises all of the Town of Tonawanda (including the Village of Kenmore), the City of Tonawanda in Erie County, and most of the City of North Tonawanda in Niagara County.

Elected in 1976, Schimminger had previously served as a member of the Erie County Legislature, where he served as the chairman of the Public Health Committee.

In his role as an Assemblyman he currently serves as the chairman of the Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry. In 1985, after having served for four years as chairman of the Subcommittee on Small Business, he was named as chairman of the newly created Assembly Standing Committee on Small Business. He also presently serves on the Ways and Means, Codes and Health Committees. He is the Assembly Chairman of the State Legislature's Western New York delegation.

Some signature pieces of legislation he has either authored or sponsored include the Equal Access to Justice Act, Omnibus Procurement Act and the Linked Deposit Program.

He was re-elected in 2008 with nearly 91 percent of the vote.

Schimminger was born in North Tonawanda, New York and now lives in Kenmore, New York.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Harold H. Izard
New York State Assembly
140th District