New York State Senate
March 1997

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The New York State Senate is composed of 61 members, 36 Republicans and 25 Democrats. To pass legislation, a majority (31) is needed.


Majority Leader &
President Pro Tem:
Joseph L. Bruno
Minority Leader:
Martin Connor
Deputy Majority Leader:
Dean G. Skelos
Deputy Minority Leader:
David A. Paterson
The following Republican state senators are important as "swing" votes: they could potentially be "influenced" to bolt from the hard Republican line and vote for tenants if they knew their constituents would remember how they voted.

The following Democrat state senators are also important. Although they will most likely vote for tenants (except for Gonzalez), many of these senators could just as easily vote for major weakening of the rent laws and fooling tenants into believing that "Rent Control has been saved." Tenants must hold these senators personally responsible for any weakening of the rent laws.

NYS Senate Phone Numbers

Bill Status 1-800-342-9860
Journal Clerk 518-455-2245
Switchboard 518-455-2800
Document Room 518-455-2311
Web page

References to "LOB" indicate
Legislative Office Building
All Albany Senate Zip Codes are 12247

New York State Senators

Catherine Abate D-L; 27th Senatorial District Counties: Part of New York West Side of Manhattan, Clinton, Chelsea, Greenwich Village Albany: 415 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2451 fax (518) 432-8832 District: 270 Broadway, Room 608A New York, NY 10007 212-417-5504 fax (212) 964-4775 Email:

James S. Alesi R; 55th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Monroe Albany: 905 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2015 District: 220 Packett's Landing P.O. Box 66081 Fairport, NY 14450 716-223-1800 Email:

Neil Breslin D; 42nd Senatorial District Counties: Albany Albany: 808 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2225 District: 808 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2225
Joseph L. Bruno R-C; 43rd Senatorial District Counties: Rensselaer, part of Saratoga Albany: 909 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3191 District: 368 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-583-1001 Email:

Martin Connor D-L; 25th Senatorial District Counties: Parts of Kings and New York Lower East Side, East Village, Financial District, Brooklyn Heights Albany: 314 Capitol or 907 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2701 518-455-7927 fax 518-432-5419 Minority 270 Broadway, 18th fl. Leader New York, NY 10007 212-417-5531, fax 212-964-5776 District: 270 Broadway, Suite 612 Manhattan New York, NY 10007 212-417-5505 fax 212-537-3380 District: 125 1/2 Montague Street Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-596-8250 fax 718-596-8069 Email:

Charles D. Cook R; 40th Senatorial District Counties: Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, parts of Orange, Ulster Albany: 512 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3181 District: Box 351 Delhi, NY 13753 607-746-6675 Email:

John A. DeFrancisco R-I; 49th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Onondaga Albany: 903 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3511 District: 804 State Office Bldg. 333 East Washington Street Syracuse, NY 13202 315-428-7632 Email:

Richard A. Dollinger D; 54th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Monroe Albany: 604 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2691 District: 339 East Avenue Suite 309 Rochester, NY 14604 716-546-6890 Email:

Hugh T. Farley R-C; 44th Senatorial District Counties: Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, and part of Saratoga Albany: 412 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2181 District: 412 Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247 518-455-2181 Email:

Vincent J. Gentile D; 23rd Senatorial District Counties: Parts of Kings, Richmond Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, North Shore of Staten Island Albany: 615 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3137 District: 544 92nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11209 718-491-2350
Emanuel R. Gold D-L; 13th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Queens Forest Hills, Rego Park, Fresh Meadows, Bayside Albany: 918 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3431 fax (518) 432-8827 District: 70-17 Austin Street 2nd. Floor Forest Hills, NY 11375 718-544-9750 fax (718) 261-1179 Email:

Efrain Gonzalez D-L; 31st Senatorial District Counties: Part of Bronx: Fordham, Grand Concourse Albany: 617 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3395 fax (518) 432-8849 District: 1780 Grand Concourse, 1st Flr. Bronx, NY 10457 718-299-7905 fax (718) 583-8249 Email:

Roy M. Goodman R-L; 26th Senatorial District Counties: Part of New York: East Side of Manhattan, 14th to 96th Streets Albany: 913 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2211 fax (518) 455-2960 District: Room 2400 270 Broadway New York, NY 10007 212-417-5563 fax (212) 417-5566 Email:

Kemp Hannon R-C; 06th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Nassau Albany: 707 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2200 District: 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 315 Westbury, NY 11590 516-222-0068 Email:

Nancy Larraine Hoffmann D-C-I; 48th Senatorial District Counties: Madison and parts of Oneida, Onondaga Albany: 606 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2665 District: 813 State Office Building 333 East Washington Street Syracuse, NY 13202 315-478-0072 Email:

Joseph R. Holland R-C; 38th Senatorial District Counties: Rockland and part of Orange Albany: 848 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3261 District: 150 Airport Executive Park Nanuet, NY 10954 914-425-1818 Email:

Owen H. Johnson R-C; 04th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Suffolk Albany: 409 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3411 District: 23-24 Argyle Square Babylon, NY 11702 516-669-9200 Email:

Carl Kruger D; 21st Senatorial District Counties: Part of Kings Sheepshead Bay, Canarsie, Marine Park, Manhattan Beach, Gerritson Beach Albany: 608 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2460 fax (518) 432-8843 District: 2201 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11229 718-743-8610 fax (718) 743-5958 Email:

John R. Kuhl R-C; 52nd Senatorial District Counties: Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates, parts of Ontario, Tompkins Albany: 310 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2091 District: P.O. Box 153 18 Buell Street Bath, NY 14810 607-776-4111 Email:

Seymour Lachman D; 22nd Senatorial District Counties: Part of Kings Boro Park, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Seagate, Windsor Terrace Albany: 302 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2437 District: 2346 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11214 718-449-1443 Email:

James J. Lack R-C; 02nd Senatorial District Counties: Part of Suffolk Albany: 413 State Capitol 518-455-2071 District: 3B42 NYS Office Bldg. Veterans Memorial Highway Hauppauge, NY 11788-5525 516-360-0490 Email:

William J. Larkin R-C; 39th Senatorial District Counties: Parts of Orange, Ulster Albany: 947 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2770 District: 1093 Little Britain Road New Windsor, NY 12553 914-567-1270 Email:

Kenneth P. LaValle R-C; 01st Senatorial District Counties: Part of Suffolk Albany: 806 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3121 District: 325 Middle Country Road Selden, NY 11784 516-696-6900 Email:

Vincent L. Leibell R-C; 37th Senatorial District Counties: Putnam, parts of Dutchess (eastern), Westchester (northern) Albany: 802 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3111 District: South East Business Center Suite 301 Brewster, NY 10509 914-279-3773 Email:

Franz S. Leichter D-L; 30th Senatorial District Counties: Parts of Bronx, New York West Side from Chelsea to Inwood, Northwest Bronx Albany: 517 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2041 fax (518) 432-8842 District: 10 Columbus Circle, Suite 1470 New York, NY 10019-1203 212-397-5913 fax (212) 397-3201 Email:

Norman J. Levy R-C; 08th Senatorial District Counties: Parts of Nassau, Suffolk Albany: 811 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3341 District: 30 South Ocean Avenue, Room 305 Freeport, N.Y. 11520 516-546-4100 Email:

Thomas W. Libous R-C; 51st Senatorial District Counties: Broome, Tioga, part of Chenango Albany: 815 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2677 District: 1607 State Office Bldg. 44 Hawley Street Binghamton, NY 13901 607-773-8771 Email:

Serphin R. Maltese R-C; 15th Senatorial District Counties: Western and Southwestern Queens Albany: 803 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3281 fax (518) 465-5122 District: 71-04 Myrtle Avenue Glendale, NY 11385 718-497-1800 fax (718) 386-7803 Email:

Carl Marcellino R-C; 05th Senatorial District Counties: Parts of Nassau, Suffolk Albany: 812 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2390 District: 250 Townsend Square Oyster Bay, NY 11771 516-922-1811 Email:

John J. Marchi R-D-L; 24th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Richmond: Mid-Island, South Shore of Staten Island Albany: 416 State Capitol Building 518-455-3215 District: 358 St. Marks Place Staten Island, NY 10301 718-447-1723 fax (718) 981-1270 Email:

Marty Markowitz D; 20th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Kings Flatbush, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Ocean Parkway, Junction College, Prospect Heights Albany: 406 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2431 fax (718) 282-3585 District: 572 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225 718-284-4700 fax (518) 432-8834 Email:

George Maziarz R; 61st Senatorial District Counties: Orleans, parts of Monroe, Niagara Albany: 805 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2024 District: 60 Professional Parkway Lockport, NY 14094 716-438-0655 Email:

Raymond A. Meier R-C; 47th Senatorial District Counties: Lewis, parts of Herkimer, Oneida, St. Lawrence Albany: 944 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3334 District: 4th Flr., State Office Building 207 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501 315-793-2360 Email:

Olga A. Mendez D-L; 28th Senatorial District Counties: Parts of Bronx, New York East Harlem, South Bronx, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island Albany: 420 State Capitol Building 518-455-3361 fax (518) 426-6946 District: 2130 Third Avenue New York, NY 10035 212-860-0893 fax (212) 831-0530 Email:

Velmanette Montgomery D; 18th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Kings Fort Greene, Park Slope, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Boerum Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Red Hook Albany: 306 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3451 fax (518) 432-8826 District: 70 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 718-643-6140 fax (718) 237-4137 Email:

Anthony R. Nanula D; 57th Senatorial District Counties: Parts of Erie, Niagara Albany: 613 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3371 District: State Office Building, Rm. 213 65 Court Street Buffalo, NY 14202 716-854-8705 Email:

Michael Nozzolio R-C; 53rd Senatorial District Counties: Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, parts of Monroe, Ontario Albany: 902 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2366 District: 119 Fall Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148 315-568-9816 Email:

George Onorato D; 14th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Queens Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights Albany: 315 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3486 fax (518) 432-8829 District: 28-11 Astoria Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11102 718-545-9706 fax (718) 726-2036 Email:

Suzi Oppenheimer D; 36th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Westchester Albany: 515 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2031 District: 222 Grace Church Street 3rd Floor Port Chester, NY 10573 914-934-5250 Email:

Frank Padavan R-C; 11th Senatorial District Counties: Bayside, Bellerose, College Point, Douglaston, Little Neck, Floral Park, Flushing, Jamaica, Queens Village, Whitestone Albany: 505 State Capitol Building 518-455-3381 fax (518) 455-2008 District: 89-39 Gettysburg Street Bellerose, NY 11426 718-343-0255 fax (718) 343-0354 Email:

David A. Paterson D-L; 29th Senatorial District Counties: Part of New York Harlem, Upper West Side, Washington Heights Albany: 313 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2441 fax (518) 432-8831 District: Adam Clayton Powell SOB 163 West 125th St., Suite 932 New York, NY 10027 212-961-8500 fax (212) 678-0001 Email:

Jess J. Present R-C; 56th Senatorial District Counties: Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, part of Livingston Albany: 503 State Capitol Building 518-455-3563 District: 910 Hotel Jamestown Building Jamestown, NY 14701 716-664-4603 Email:

Mary Lou Rath R-C; 60th Senatorial District Counties: Genesee and part of Erie Albany: 817 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3161 District: Suite 260 5500 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221-6737 716-633-0331 Email:

David Rosado D; 32nd Senatorial District Counties: South Bronx Albany: 408 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2510 District: 861 East 149th Street Bronx, NY 10455 718-402-6591
Stephen M. Saland R-C; 41st Senatorial District Counties: Columbia, part of Dutchess Albany: 946 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2411 District: 22 IBM Road, Suite 110 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 914-463-0840 Email:

John J. Sampson D-L; 19th Senatorial District Counties: Canarsie, East New York, Flatbush East, Brownsville Albany: 506 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2788 District: 9114 Flatlands Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11236 718-649-7653
Nellie Santiago D; 17th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Kings Bushwick, Cypress Hills, East New York, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brownsville Albany: 513 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2177 fax (518) 426-6947 District: 3386 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11208 718-827-5743 Email:

Larry Seabrook D; 33rd Senatorial District Counties: Northeast Bronx, Gun Hill, Williamsbridge, Co-op City, Westchester Albany: 413 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2061 District: 3765 White Plains Road Bronx, NY 10467 718-547-8854 Email:

James L. Seward R-C; 50th Senatorial District Counties: Cortland, Otsego, Schoharie, parts Chenango, Herkimer, Tompkins Albany: 307 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3131 District: 41 South Main Street Oneonta, NY 13820 607-432-5524 Email:

Dean G. Skelos R-C; 09th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Nassau Albany: 609 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3171 District: 55 Front Street Rockville Centre, NY 11570 516-766-8383 Email:

Ada L. Smith D-L; 12th Senatorial District Counties: Parts of Kings, Queens Springfield Gardens, Broad Channel, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Jamaica Albany: 304 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3531 fax (518) 432-8825 District: 116-43 Sutphin Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11434 718-322-2537
Nicholas A. Spano R-C; 35th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Westchester Albany: 509 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2231 District: 1 Executive Blvd. Yonkers, NY 10701 914-969-5194 Email:

William T. Stachowski D-C; 58th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Erie Albany: 508 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2426 District: 2030 Clinton Street Buffalo, NY 14206 716-826-3344 Email:

Ronald B. Stafford R-C; 45th Senatorial District Counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren, Washington Albany: 502 State Capitol Building 518-455-2811 District: 37-39 Clinton Street Plattsburgh, NY 12901 518-561-2430
Leonard P. Stavisky D-L; 16th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Queens: Flushing, Electchester, Corona, Jackson Hts., Woodside, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Lefrak City, Mitchell-Linden, Pomonok, Sunnyside Albany: 711B Legislative Office Building 518-455-3461 fax (518) 426-3991 District: 144-36 Willets Point Blvd. Flushing, NY 11357 718-445-0004 fax (718) 445-8398
Caesar Trunzo R-C; 03rd Senatorial District Counties: Part of Suffolk Albany: 711 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2111 District: NYS Office Building Veterans' Memorial Highway Hauppauge, NY 11788 516-360-3236 Email:

Michael J. Tully R-C; 07th Senatorial District Counties: Part of Nassau Albany: 612 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2471 District: Suite 201, Expressway Plaza 1 Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 516-484-7070 Email:

Guy J. Velella R-C; 34th Senatorial District Counties: Upper Bronx, Westchester Albany: 915 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3264 fax (518) 426-6951 District: 2019 Williamsbridge Road Bronx, NY 10461 718-792-7180 fax (718) 792-3924 Email:

Dale M. Volker R-C; 59th Senatorial District Counties: Wyoming, Parts of Erie, Livingston Albany: 708 Legislative Office Building 518-455-3471 District: 620 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 716-655-0993 Email:

Alton R. Waldon D-L; 10th Senatorial District Counties: Southeast Queens Albany: 504 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2195 fax (518) 432-8836 District: 172-12 Linden Blvd. St. Albans, NY 11434 718-291-9097 fax (718) 291-9398
James W. Wright R-C-I; 46th Senatorial District Counties: Jefferson, Oswego and part of St. Lawrence Albany: 814 Legislative Office Building 518-455-2346 District: State Office Building 317 Washington Street, 4th Floor Watertown, NY 13601 315-785-2430 Email: