NYS Assembly District 39

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A portion of Jackson Heights is represented in the New York State Assembly by the resident elected to fill District 39's seat.

Map of District 39 - Details[edit]

Residents living Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona (and a few blocks of Woodside) make up the potential electorate of NYS Assembly District 39. Most Jackson Heights residents living in historic district can vote for the candidates running for the Assembly District 39 seat in the NYS Assembly.

Do you live in District 39?[edit]

To see if you live in NYS Assembly District 39, click this interactive district map and zoom in on your residence.

Voter Qualifications[edit]

To vote in the election for Assembly Member to fill the District 39 seat, one must meet the following:

  • Live NYS Assembly District 39
  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A New York City resident for at least 30 days
  • 18 years of age before the next election
  • Not in prison for a felony conviction
  • Do not claim the right to vote elsewhere

For more about the voter qualifications see the official city voter registration site here.

Voter Registration Opportunities[edit]

By Mail[edit]

Download the application, complete the form, sign it, and mail it to:

Board of Elections
32 Broadway, 7 Fl
New York, NY 10004-1609

Your form must be delivered or mailed at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.

Note: the Board of Elections cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature.


Register to vote in person in Queens at:

118-35 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Tel: 1.718.730.6730
Fax: 1.718.459.3384
Hours of Operation – 9A.M.– 5 P.M.


If you have a valid ID from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register to vote online. Go to this site operated by the NYS DMV to register online

Choosing Party Affiliations[edit]

The Voter registration application form contains a section where you can indicate your choice for party affiliation. If you indicate a party affiliation, you will be eligible to vote for the selected parties candidates in primaries. If you would like to register to vote, without designating a party, mark the space indicating "I do not wish to enroll in a party."

The following parties are recognized in New York State:

  • Democratic
  • Republican
  • Conservative
  • Green
  • Working Families
  • Independence
  • Women's Equality
  • Reform

Candidate Qualifications[edit]

To serve in the NYS Assembly a candidate must be a:

Additionally, Paragraph 9 states that the Assembly "shall determine the rules of its own proceedings, and be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members;"

Official Duties of a NYS Assembly Member[edit]

According to ARTICLE III, Section 1, of the NYS Constitution, "The legislative power of this state shall be vested in the senate and assembly."

Compensation, Allowances, Expenses[edit]

ARTICLE III, Section 6, of the NYS Constitution, specifies the following compensation, allowances, and expenses for state legislators:

  • Members shall receive for his or her services a like annual salary ($79,500 in 2018)
  • Members shall also be reimbursed for actual traveling expenses in going to and returning from the place in which the legislature meets, not more than once each week while the legislature is in session. The 2018 rate was $175 per day, including overnight, or $59 a day without overnight.
  • Assembly members, when the assembly alone is convened in extraordinary session, or when serving as members of the court for the trial of impeachments, shall receive an additional per diem allowance.
  • Assembly members serving as an officer or "in any other special capacity therein or directly connected therewith not hereinbefore in this section specified, may also be paid and receive, in addition, any allowance which may be fixed by law for the particular and additional services appertaining to or entailed by such office or special capacity."

Term In Office[edit]

NYS assembly seats are filled for 2 year periods.

Candidate Guide Book[edit]

The NYC Board of Elections provides a guide book for candidates for elective office, see here.


The seat became vacant as of February 7, 2018 when Francisco Moyer resigned following his election to NYC Council. A Special Election was held on April 24, 2018 to fill the vacancy. Ari Espinal was elected.

District Office, 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 607, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, 718-458-5367, Fax:718-478-2371

Albany Office, LOB 727, Albany, NY 12248, 518-455-4567

Email Address:

Election Results[edit]

Primary Election - September 13, 2018[edit]

Election Results[edit]

Campaign Contributions[edit]

The following was gleaned from NYS Board of Elections, Campaign Finance website.

Special Election - April 24, 2018[edit]

Election Results 2016[edit]

Statement and Return Report for Certification, General Election 2016 - 11/08/2016 Assembly Member (39th Assembly District)

  • FRANCISCO P. MOYA (Working Famalies) 1,452
  • Write-ins 23

Press Articles[edit]

Voting Locations and Times[edit]

  • Special Election - April 24, 2018
    • Voting locations
    • Absentee ballots...
  • General Election - November 6, 2018
    • Voting locations
    • Absentee ballots...

Related Wiki Pages[edit]


External Links[edit]