American politician who became the Majority Leader of the New York State Senate in 2011 and has also served as the Minority Leader of the New York State Senate from 2009 until 2010 and the Deputy Majority Leader of the New York State Senate from 1995 until 2008.
He graduated with a B.A. in History from Washington College in 1970 and received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1975.
He was appointed to sit on the four-member Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Program Review Board in 1998.
He married Gail Skelos.
Ronald Reagan visited his district and campaigned for him in 1984.