Leadership

  • Chair, Assembly Committee on Children and Families
  • Chair, Legislative Women’s Caucus
  • Co-Chair, New York Legislative Aviation Caucus
  • Past President, New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators
  • Assembly Committees: Economic Development, Environmental Conservation, Higher Education, Transportation

  • Member, Strategic Implementation Assessment Team for Regional Economic Development Council Proposals
  • Member, Assembly Workgroup on Legislative Process, Operations, and Public Participation
  • Member, Southern Tier Economic Development Council work groups on Business Development & Entrepreneurship, and Technology Development & Transfer
  • Member, Advisory Board, SUNY Upstate, Occupational Health Clinical Centers
  • Member, External Advisory Board, Department of Public Administration, BU

Significant legislation of State-wide Importance

  • Lead testing in school drinking water
  • Regular structural inspections of parking structures
  • Industrial hemp pilot program
  • Work Zone Safety Act
  • Move Over law for sanitation workers

  • Flood recovery in 2006 and 2011
  • State Green Building Construction Act
  • Tenant notification of TCE contamination
  • Public notification of chemical spills
  • Eminent domain bill to prevent NYRI power line
  • Thyroid protection for dental X-rays

Goals

  • Diversify Southern Tier economy to attract new jobs & businesses
  • Promote agriculture & local food systems
  • Continue vital infrastructure improvements

  • Support fair and equitable funding for area schools and colleges
  • Ensure quality human services for those in need
  • Encourage energy conservation and efficiency upgrades