Neil Breslin (born June 9, 1942) is a member of the New York State Senate. A Democrat, he represents Albany, New York. His district follows the Albany County, New York boundaries exactly.
Breslin had two challengers in the 2008 Democratic Primary, who cited Breslin's continued service in a law firm as and family connections (one brother a county executive, the other a judge) possible conflicts of interest. He won the primary in September 2008 with more than 50% of the vote. He was re-elected on November 4, 2008.
Breslin voted in favor of same-sex marriage legislation on December 2, 2009; the bill was defeated.
Breslin's 2010 bid for re-election got off to a rocky start, as the Candidate Review Committee of the Albany County Democratic Party voted to recommend no endorsement in his Senate race.
Breslin was criticized during his 2010 primary campaign against Luke Martland in failing to answer questions about the content of multiple pieces of legislation he himself had sponsored as the chair of the Insurance Committee.more » « less