Legislative Office Building 415
Albany, NY 12247
District Office (1):
228 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14902
District Office (2)
105 East Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810
About George Winner Jr.
• Following 13 consecutive terms in the New York State Assembly, Mr. Winner was elected in the November 2004 General Election to represent New York State’s 53rd Senatorial District.
• Mr. Winner was appointed Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Ethics in 2005 and held this chairmanship until January 2007, when he was named Chairman of the Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, one of the Senate’s senior committees. Mr. Winner served as Chairman of the Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources from 2005 to 2009.
• He currently serves as the Ranking Republican member of the Investigations Committee. During his Senate tenure, Mr. Winner has also served as a member of the following Senate Standing Committees: Agriculture; Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; Elections; Energy and Telecommunications; Health; Higher Education; and Judiciary.
• He has authored numerous state laws, including laws to implement New York’s first comprehensive strategy to combat the illegal drug methamphetamine; strengthen the Finger Lakes and statewide wine industry; roll back state regulations detrimental to New York agriculture; ease the local property tax burden through local shared services and other efforts to encourage municipal cooperation; enhance upstate economic development and job creation efforts; and reform the state’s ethics and lobbying rules, among others.
• Prior to his election to the Senate, Mr. Winner represented a portion of New York’s Southern Tier for 26 years in the Assembly following his election in November 1978. Before being elected to the Assembly, Mr. Winner was counsel and legislative assistant to then Senate Deputy Majority Leader William T. Smith of Big Flats from 1971 to 1978.
• Mr. Winner, a 1971 undergraduate of St. Lawrence University, was admitted to the practice of law in New York in 1977 following the completion of a legal clerkship. He is a partner in the Elmira law firm of Keyser, Maloney, Winner LLP and is a member of the Chemung County and New York State Bar Associations.
• Mr. Winner was named the Assembly Minority Leader Pro Tempore on January 1, 1990 by Minority Leader C.D. “Rapp” Rappleyea. He was reappointed to this position in 1996 by Minority Leader Thomas Reynolds, in 1999 by Minority Leader John Faso and in 2003 by Minority Leader Charles Nesbitt.
• During his Assembly tenure, Mr. Winner served as chairman of the Assembly Minority Task Force on the Corrections Crisis, which investigated the state’s prison system and made far-reaching recommendations for the more efficient administration of New York’s penal institutions.
• Mr. Winner and his wife, the former Lynn Hardman, are the parents of three daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth and Meredith. They reside in the City of Elmira, Chemung County.
From the North:
Take Interstate 87 (Northway) to Interstate 90 (East) exit
Proceed east to Interstate 787 and take Empire Plaza exit.
From the South:
Take New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) to Exit 23 – straight through Toll Booth to Interstate 787
Take Empire Plaza exit.
From the East:
Take Interstate 90 and cross Hudson River
Take exit to Interstate 787 South, along river.
Take Empire Plaza exit.
From the West:
Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to Exit 24 (Albany)
Proceed east on Interstate 90 to Interstate 787 South, along river
Take Empire Plaza Exit.
Paul B. Harding, Esq.
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141