Senator Ranzenhofer Takes Oath of Office in Genesee County


Genesee County Court Judge Robert C. Noonan administered the Oath of Office to Michael H. Ranzenhofer as New York State Senator for the 61st District at the Genesee County Courthouse in Batavia today. 


Cutting wasteful spending, lowering taxes for middle income taxpayers, and ending state mandates are high on the new Senator’s priority list.


“I am on my way to Albany to represent the taxpayers who want to see New York State create a more business friendly environment to help create jobs and promote economic development,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. “I’ll always remember the reason the voters of the 61st State Senate District sent me to represent them in Albany.”


Friends, family, and members of the community attended the ceremony.  State Senator Mary Lou Rath and New York State Assemblymen Stephen Hawley praised the new State Senator for his work ethic and dedication to protecting the interests of Western New York. 


“Senator Ranzenhofer knows the needs of Western New York and has the determination to fight for us in Albany.  His experience will be invaluable for Upstate as we are now faced with a State government totally controlled by New York City,” said Senator Rath. 


Voters elected Ranzenhofer last November to replace Senator Rath, who is retiring at the end of this year.  Ranzenhofer will resign from the Erie County Legislature at the end of this year, where he never voted for a tax increase.


The 61st State Senate District encompasses Genesee County and the Towns of Newstead, Clarence, Amherst, Tonawanda, and the City of Tonawanda in Erie County.