Senate (34 R-22 D), House (106 R-74 D)
Took office on 1/13/03
Senate (34 R-22 D), House (108 R-71 D-1 I)
Senate (36 R-20 D), House (116 R-63 D-1 I)
Senate (36 R-18 D), House (119 R-60 D-1 I)
Senate (38 R-18 D), House (119 R-60 D-1 I)
Took office on 1/1/03
52 R-58 D
21 R, 17 D
22 R-16 D
43 R-67 D
63 R-47 D
26 R-12 D
26 R-11 D-1 I
59 R-51 D
27 R-10 D-1 I
63 R-46 D
63 R-47 D
27 R-11 D
The Governor prior to Eliot Spitzer was George Pataki. Pataki served from 1995-2006 and was only the third (and last) Republican Governor since 1923.
Spitzer was at odds with the Republican controlled state senate, especially the majority leader.
After the New York Times reported (on March 10th) a wire tap of Spitzer arranging for a prostitute in February while in Washington DC, Spitzer resigned from office and Lt. Governor Paterson took over, fulfilling the remainder of Spitzer's elected term.
Note: Leadership Crisis in June/July
Took office on 1/20/03