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New York State Senator George Winner Jr.

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-2091

Fax:
518-426-6976

Address:
Legislative Office Building 415
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
607-732-2765

Fax:
607-732-2832

Address:
228 Lake Street
Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902

District Office (2)

Phone:
607-776-3201

Fax:
607-776-5185

Address:
105 East Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810

Email: winner@senate.state.ny.us

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.

Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com

New York State Senator Antoine Thompson

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-3371

Fax:
518-426-6969

Address:
Legislative Office Building 902
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
716-854-8705

Fax:
716-854-3051

Address:
65 Court Street, Room 213
Buffalo, New York 14202

Email: athompso@senate.state.ny.us

About Antoine Thompson

• Senator Antoine Maurice Thompson currently represents the State of New York’s 60th District, which includes parts of Erie and Niagara Counties and the cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Tonawanda and the town of Grand Island. Thompson was sworn into office on January 3, 2007.
• Thompson was re-elected in 2008 and quickly took on additional leadership responsibilities as the Senate’s Deputy Majority Whip, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation and Co-Chair of the Senate’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Taskforce.
• Senator Thompson’s other top priorities include, education, healthcare, transportation, small business and economic development and public safety and development. His advocacy for public school reform emphasizes improving literacy and increasing the graduation rate through parent involvement and teacher accountability. Thompson also helped secure capital funding that allowed the Buffalo Public Schools to complete stages four and five of construction.
• The Senator’s Standing Committee Assignments for 2010 include: Environmental Conservation (Chair); Civil Service and Pensions; Finance; Health; Insurance; Local Government; Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation; Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.
• On January 4, 2001, Thompson was unanimously appointed to the Buffalo Common Council to represent the Masten District. While in that position he was a member of the Committee on Community Development, and served as chairman for Committees on Education and Minority & Women Business Enterprise. Thompson sponsored and passed Buffalo’s Inclusion Law, which provides Minority & Women-Owned Businesses with thirty percent (30%) of the work on all construction projects. Thompson also secured $75 million for community development projects like the Wading Pool in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, the largest man-made wading pool in New York State; the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library; and the restoration of 60 Hedley Place, a 19th Century farmhouse linked to the Underground Railroad.
• Born and raised in the city of Buffalo, Thompson attended public schools #60, #61 and graduated from Bennett High School. Thompson received a Bachelors of Science degree with a dual major in History and African American studies from the State University of New York at Brockport. During his course of study he attended the University of Ghana, West Africa, focusing on government and social change.
• Throughout his career, Thompson has received various awards, which include, but are not limited to the Solar Industries Association – The 2009 WNY Climate Action Coalition Leadership Award, Outstanding Legislator Award, Buffalo Audubon Society Government Award For Leadership and Conservation, Citizen Action- Progressive Leadership Award, and the Buffalo Branch NAACP – Medgar Evers Civil Rights Award among others. Another highlight in his political career came on December 10, 2004, when Thompson participated in the Electoral College and the political process of choosing the President of the United States.
• Antoine M Thompson’s greatest achievement and most precious job is being the loving husband of Merle Thompson, and a devoted father to Deja LaShay and Joseph Antoine Alexander Thompson. The Senator is also a member of Zion Dominion Global Ministries, where he serves on the Usher Board.
Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com

New York State Senator William Stachowski

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-2426

Fax:
518-426-6851

Address:
Legislative Office Building 918
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
716-826-3344

Fax:
716-823-6372

Address:
2030 Clinton Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

Email: stachows@senate.state.ny.us

About Williams Stachowski

• Senator William T. Stachowski, Democrat, was born in Buffalo, New York, on February 14, 1949. He attended St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Grammar School and Bishop Ryan High School, where he graduated with honors. During his four years in high school, he was a three letter man with honors in baseball, football and basketball, including being the captain of the basketball team in his junior and senior years. He was named Scholastic Athlete of the Year in 1967.
• Senator Stachowski attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Mass., where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Additional courses included history, philosophy, civil rights, English, classics and economics. He graduated in 1972.
• Bill Stachowski was named to the Erie County Legislature (3rd District) on December 26, 1974, to fill a vacancy left by Dennis Gorski who moved to the State Assembly. He served in the Legislature until November 20, 1981, when he replaced then Senator Raymond Gallagher (56th District). He is presently the representative of the 58th District in the State Senate.
• The Senator is a member of many organizations. Including the Southtowns Walleye Association; Erie County Fire Chief’s Mutual Aid Organization; Friends of the Buffalo River; Everywoman Opportunity Center; the Child Care Coalition; Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Servicemen’s Park; Buffalo Bills Monday Quarterback Club; the Charles Burchfield Nature & Art Center, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce.
• He is also a past board member of the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, the S.P.S. Health Care Advisory Board and a former trustee for St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo. He is a Charter Member of the South Buffalo Community Table Century Club.
• Stachowski was the 1990 recipient of the New York State Sheriff’s Award, “Friend of Law Enforcement”, and the 1993 recipient of the Hilbert College Fellows Medal.
• Other awards include The 1988 Legislator of the Year Award from the Southtowns Walleye Association; the 1993 Am-Pol Eagle Newspaper Citizen of the Year (Politics); the 1995 Political Award from the Region #9 United Auto Workers; and the 1996 Community Service Award from the Neighborhood Information Center, along with the General Pulaski Association 1999 Community Service Award. He was the 2007 Honoree of the NYS Rifle & Pistol Association.
• Senator Stachowski is Co-Chairman of the Mayor’s Anti-Flipping Task Force, and sits on the the Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Committee, and the Western New York Delegation Hydro Re-Allocation Committee. He is a former Director for the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, and currently serves as a member of the Foundation’s Community Advisory Board.
• Besides his standing committee assignments, he was appointed to the Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources, the NYS Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and the planning committee for the future Buffalo Film Commission.
• Senator Stachowski serves as Assistant Majority Leader for House Operations.
Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com

New York State Senator Dean Skelos

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-3171

Address:
Legislative Office Building 907
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
516-766-8383

Address:
55 Front Street
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Email: skelos@senate.state.ny.us

About Dean Skelos

• In November 2008, Senator Skelos was re-elected to serve his thirteenth term in the New York State Senate. As the author of Megan’s Law, Senator Skelos created the New York State Sex Offender Registry and authored numerous measures strengthening this powerful statute, including the Workplace and Campus Registration acts and laws establishing lifetime registration for dangerous sexual predators and posting information and photos about more sex offenders on the internet.
• This year, Senator Skelos worked with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to enact the new e-STOP law which prevents registered sex offenders from accessing social networking websites, including MySpace and Facebook, and prohibiting online communication between sex offenders and children.
• Senator Skelos wrote laws eliminating the statute-of-limitations in cases of rape and violent sexual assault and, to further assist law enforcement, dramatically expanding the state’s DNA Databank. To fight fraud, waste and abuse in the state’s Medicaid program and save billions of dollars for state and local taxpayers, Senator Skelos authored the nation’s most sweeping Medicaid fraud law in 2006.
• Senator Skelos negotiated an agreement ensuring that school district lawyers who are ineligible for public pensions cannot access the state’s public retirement system, making school districts’ administrative costs more transparent and establishing new safeguards to end school superintendent ‘double-dipping’ practices that have cost property taxpayers millions of dollars.
• Senator Skelos also wrote the law eliminating the unfair New York City “Commuter Tax” and, during his tenure as the Senate Aging Committee Chairman, the law creating the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (“EPIC”) program.
• As the Chairman of the Senate’s NextGen Task Force, Senator Skelos wrote a comprehensive plan that resulted in the enactment of various tax credits and other incentives designed to promote the creation of high-paying jobs in the fields of high-technology and biotechnology. Moreover, Senator Skelos developed the landmark HELP program and passed the Long Island Workforce Housing Act to make homeownership more affordable for Long Islanders, the New York State Center for Excellence and Innovation in Homeland Security and, in 2002, the $71.5 million Long Island Biotech Investment and Job Creation Program.
• Born, raised and educated in Rockville Centre, he graduated from South Side High School, Class of 1966. In 1970, Senator Skelos received a B.A. in History from Washington College in Maryland and, after attending at night, graduated from Fordham University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1975.

Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com

New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-2041

Fax:
518-426-6847

Address:
Legislative Office Building 708
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
212-544-0173

Fax:
212-544-0256

Address:
5030 Broadway
New York, NY 10034

Email: Schneide@senate.state.ny.us

About Eric Schneiderman

• Eric T. Schneiderman grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side where he attended Trinity School. After earning a B.A. in English and Asian Studies at Amherst College, Eric served for two years as a Deputy Sheriff in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, where he started the first comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment program at the Berkshire House of Corrections. After graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, Eric clerked for two years in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He later entered private practice and became a partner at the firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart.
• Senator Schneiderman has worked as an anti-crime advocate for his entire career. He served for over 10 years as counsel to the West Side Crime Prevention Program, representing tenants, neighbors, and community groups in eviction proceedings against crack dens and drug dealers.
• He was elected to the New York State Senate in 1998. During his first term, Senator Schneiderman was an instrumental leader in successful campaigns to pass New York’s first pro-choice legislation in decades – the Clinic Access bill – as well as a Hate Crimes law, and a historic package of gun control legislation. Each of these bills had been stalled in the state senate for years.
• From 2003-2006, Senator Schneiderman served as the Senate Deputy Democratic Leader. During that period, the Democratic Conference became the leading voice for reform of New York’s state government, and successfully fought to pass legislation to raise the minimum wage, to provide mental health parity in health insurance coverage, and to make initial changes to the state’s draconian drug laws.
• In 2007, He was appointed to the New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform. In his role as a Commissioner, he advocated for reforms to our criminal justice system, including an expansion of alternatives to incarceration programs, an improvement of our re-entry services, as well as reforms to the sentencing guidelines for non-violent drug offenses. In 2008, Senator Schneiderman became a national co-founder of Legislators Against Illegal Guns.
• Since January of 2009, Senator Schneiderman has served as the Chair of the Senate Codes Committee, which considers criminal and civil justice legislation in New York State. In addition to his committee assignments, he also serves as the Senate Deputy Majority Leader for Policy.
• He lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his seventeen-year old daughter Catherine.

Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com

New York State Senator Stephen Saland

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-2411

Address:
Legislative Office Building 617
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
845-463-0840

Address:
3 Neptune Road, Suite A19B
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Email: saland@senate.state.ny.us

About Stephen Saland

• Stephen M. Saland is a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, the University of Buffalo, and Rutgers Law School. Senator Saland is a member of the Dutchess County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He presently maintains a law practice at 75 Washington Street in Poughkeepsie, where he is of counsel to Gellert & Klein, P.C.
• He has previously served as a Town Councilman in the Town of Wappinger. Prior to winning election to the New York State Senate in the 1990 General Election, Senator Saland served in the State Assembly from 1980 through 1990. Senator Saland represents the 41st Senate District which includes all of Columbia County and most of Dutchess County.
• Senator Saland currently serves as Assistant Minority Whip and Ranking Member of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee. He has served as the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Chairman of the Senate Children and Families Committee, Chairman of the Majority Steering Committee and Deputy Majority Leader for State/Federal Relations. He was responsible for reforming New York State’s domestic violence law by drafting the “Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act,” completely revamping the way in which the state of New York combats domestic violence.
• Saland is the author of more than 350 laws affecting a wide variety of areas including criminal justice and victims’ rights, domestic violence and child abuse, protecting the rights of those with autism and other disabilities, economic development and environmental protection, including the legislation creating the Hudson River Valley Greenway.
• Senator Saland served as President of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) from 2001-2002. He also served as President of the NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He was appointed by former United States Attorney General Reno to the Working Group on Principles for the Federalization of Criminal Law.
• In May of 2008, he was appointed Co-Chair of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Task Force on Federal Education Policy. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Forum on Democracy and Trade.
• During his service in the legislature he has received awards from numerous organizations, including the New York State School Boards Association (an unprecedented two-time recipient), the Metropolitan Police Conference, the New York State Corrections Officers, Association of New York State Youth Bureaus, Anderson School Community Service Award, the New York State Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Services, the Child Abuse Prevention Center of Dutchess County and the St. Cabrini Home Gold Medal Award. Senator Saland has also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Marist College and the Gemini Award from Columbia-Greene Community College. Senator Saland, his wife Linda and their family were named “Family of the Year” by Family Services, Inc.
• He and his wife reside in the Town of Poughkeepsie and have four sons and four grandchildren.

Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com

New York State Senator Bill Perkins

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-2441

Address:
Legislative Office Building 817
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
212-222-7315

Address:
163 West 125th Street
Harlem State Office Bldg., Suite 912
New York, New York 10027

Email: perkins@senate.state.ny.us

About Bill Perkins

• Senator Bill Perkins was elected to the New York State Senate in November 2006. Senator Perkins represents the 30th Senatorial District which is part of New York County and encompasses Harlem, the Upper West Side and Washington Heights. A lifelong resident of Harlem, Bill Perkins started his political career as a community activist and is known for his commitment to serving the community. The young, elderly and the most vulnerable New Yorkers have always been Bill’s legislative priorities.
• Prior to the election, Senator Perkins served on the New York City Council. During his eight year tenure, he was the third highest ranking member of the Council serving as the Deputy Majority Leader. As Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Perkins was the prime sponsor of the Childhood Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention Act of 2004 which protects children from the deadly effects of lead paint in their homes.
• A strong advocate of public education, Bill Perkins has fought to provide every child equal access to a quality education. He advocated for and allocated funding for computer technology, public libraries and the rehabilitation of school playgrounds. He helped fight for and won increased funding for the City University of New York (CUNY) scholarships, full-time staffing and college preparatory courses. Bill is one of the leading voices on maintaining the public university’s mission of access and excellence.
• Senator Perkins knows the importance of early cancer detection. He has been successful in establishing early detection programs increasing awareness of colon and other cancers in city hospitals so colon cancer patients stand to have a better chance at survival. He helped safeguard the health of children and adults by fighting against conditions that trigger asthma like pesticide use, diesel buses and rats. In response to a myriad of health concerns in our community, Bill was the leader in the fight to combat the high rates of infant and maternal mortality, and HIV/AIDS and make quality care more accessible to all New Yorkers.
• A strong voice in the fight for civil rights and civil liberties, Bill Perkins introduced the Patriot Act Resolution in the City Council which mandates that anti-terrorism laws and policies be implemented in New York City that do not infringe on the fundamental rights and liberties of New Yorkers.
• As a youth, Senator Perkins recognized the importance of a quality education. He worked hard and was awarded a scholarship to Collegiate Preparatory School in Manhattan and later a scholarship to Brown University. After graduating from Brown in 1972 with a BA in Political Science Perkins returned to New York and dedicated himself to giving back to his community through activism and public service. Bill Perkins has continued on that mission ever since and remains committed until this very day to fight for fairness, justice, equity and improving the lives of those he represents.

Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com

New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-2031

Address:
Legislative Office Building 806
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
914-934-5250

Address:
222 Grace Church Street, 3rd Floor
Port Chester, NY 10573

Email: oppenhei@senate.state.ny.us

About Suzi Oppenheimer

• Senator Suzi Oppenheimer has earned a reputation in the Legislature as an energetic and vocal advocate for education, environmental protection, child care, health care, fiscal reform and the arts.
• In 2009, Senator Oppenheimer was appointed Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, having served on the Committee for 24 years and as the ranking Democrat for over a decade. She has worked extensively on all aspects of education policy, school funding, and property tax relief. Senator Oppenheimer is also the Deputy Majority Leader for Intergovernmental Relations.
• The Senator chairs the Senate Task Force on Women’s Issues. In that capacity, she has held hearings around the state on the issue of women in the work force, violent crime against women on college campuses, domestic violence as a health care issue, teen pregnancy prevention, sex education in schools, and alternative financing mechanisms for dependent care.
• In 2004, Senator Oppenheimer served on the Special Joint Conference Committee on Budget Reform, which successfully negotiated major reforms to the state budget process. The Senator has sponsored dozens of reform proposals and has sponsored or co-sponsored numerous bills that have been signed into law.
• Senator Oppenheimer has long been a leader in the Senate on environmental issues and programs. She sponsored legislation to create the Bi-State Long Island Sound Committee, which helps coordinate policy for the Sound in New York and Connecticut. Consistently hailed as a “key voice for New York’s environmental community,” the Senator has worked closely with numerous statewide and Westchester County environmental groups.
• Senator Oppenheimer sits on numerous Boards, including the Westchester Community Opportunity Program, the Mental Health Association of Westchester, the Displaced Homemaker Program at Westchester Community College, and the UJA-Federation of Larchmont/Mamaroneck.
• Prior to her election to the Senate, Suzi Oppenheimer served four terms as Mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck. She also served as President of the Westchester Municipal Officials Association and President of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation. Earlier in her career, she served as President of the Mamaroneck League of Women Voters and President of the PTA of the Central School in Mamaroneck.
• Senator Oppenheimer received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College for Women. She subsequently became one of the first women to earn a Master’s Degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Upon receiving her degree, she worked on Wall Street as an industry analyst for L. F. Rothschild & Company.
• The Senator is married to Martin J. Oppenheimer, a partner in the New York City law firm, Proskauer, Rose. The Oppenheimer’s reside in Mamaroneck, where they raised their four adult children: Marcy, Evan, Josh and Ali. They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.

Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com

New York State Senator Valmanette Montgomery

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-3451

Fax:
518-426-6854

Address:
Legislative Office Building 711
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
718-643-6140

Fax:
718-237-4137

Address:
30 Third Avenue, 11th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Email: montgome@senate.state.ny.us

About Velmanette Montgomery

• Velmanette Montgomery is recognized for her effective leadership and steadfast commitment to her constituents of north and central Brooklyn, as well as to New Yorkers statewide.
• In her role as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Children and Families, Senator Montgomery is committed to helping young people achieve positive outcomes through reform of the State’s juvenile justice, foster care and adoptive care systems. In 2008 the Senator authored a law that allows adopted children to claim two parents of record, even if one parent dies before the adoption is final.
• Other significant laws sponsored by the Senator include a measure that allows community boards throughout New York City to apply for and receive state funding through the Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program. She is also responsible for a law that enables consumers to receive from their utility provider “Time-of-Day service, a cost-saving measure that redirects the use of electricity to off-peak, low-demand hours.
• Senator Montgomery continues to be one of New York’s leading proponents of school-based health care as a model system for delivering comprehensive primary and mental health services to children of all ages, in the school setting where youth spend most of their day.
• The Senator’s Teen Health Agenda includes legislation that requires, among other things, the teaching of age appropriate, medically accurate sexuality education in kindergarten through 12th grade. Senator Montgomery is the co-sponsor of the law that allows for the certification of nurse practitioners, and she spearheaded the campaign to stem the spread of AIDS among intravenous drug users through legalized needle exchange programs.
• As a respected advocate for criminal justice reform and a member of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, Senator Montgomery sponsored a law that prevents New Yorkers from being arbitrarily denied a license to barber or practice cosmetology just because they spent time in prison. The Senator is also the sponsor of a “merit time” bill, which has been praised by criminal justice advocates statewide, and continues to lead efforts to improve and expand transitional services for men and women released from prison.

Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com

New York State Senator Carl Marcellino

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Albany Office:

Phone:
518-455-2390

Address:
Legislative Office Building 517
Albany, NY 12247

District Office (1):

Phone:
516-922-1811

Address:
250 Townsend Square
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Email: marcelli@senate.state.ny.us

About Carl Marcellino

• Senator Carl Louis Marcellino was elected to represent the Fifth Senate District on March 14, 1995. In December of that year he was named Chairman of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee and served in that capacity through 2008.
• Senator Marcellino has built a reputation as the champion of significant environmental legislation and has written over 100 environmental laws. His efforts have been recognized by the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club.
• Senator Marcellino’s environmental accomplishments include being the prime sponsor of the landmark Brownfield/Superfund Reform Law, the Pesticide Notification Law and the Nation’s first law phasing out the groundwater contaminate MTBE from gasoline. He was the sponsor of the Clean Air/Clean Water Bond Act, laws enacting tax credits for alternative fuel vehicles, net electric metering to encourage solar power usage, emissions testing for heavy duty diesel vehicles, the ban on lead sinkers, and the Acid Rain Prevention Act.
• Outside the environmental arena, Senator Marcellino has also sponsored numerous laws that have protected the health and safety of all New Yorkers. He worked tirelessly to see that his legislation banning the use of hand held cell phones while driving in New York State became the first law of its kind in the United States.
• In addition to his legislative agenda, Senator Marcellino has been instrumental in implementing important environmental benefits for his Senate District. He obtained state funding to purchase and make accessible five acres of waterfront property in the Town of Oyster Bay, preserved for open space 300 acres of land at SUNY Old Westbury and 51 acres of the Underhill Property in Nassau County.
• Senator Marcellino is Chairman of the Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Committee, founding member of the State Advisory Board of the National Environmental Policy Institute, former President of the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators and former Co-Chairman of the Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference.
• Senator Marcellino was born on December 23, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York and attended public schools in Queens. He earned both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from New York University and a Professional Diploma in Administration and Supervision from St. John’s University. After a 20 year career as a science teacher and administrator in the New York City School system, Senator Marcellino was elected as the Oyster Bay Town Clerk, a position he held until his Senate election.
• Senator Marcellino and his wife, Patricia Marcellino, Ed.D, an Assistant Professor in the Adelphi University School of Education, are long time Syosset residents and have two children, Jean and Carl.

Driving Directions

ALBANY OFFICE:

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.
Managing Partner
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
P.O. Box 15141
Albany, NY 12212-5141
(P) 1.518.862.1200
(P) 1.800.529.9922
www.1800LAW1010.com