Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and his fellow members of The Independent Democratic Conference joined their colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government.
A veteran of World War II, Albert Paviglianti has been an active member of the American Legion for many years at the county, state and national levels.Born in New York City in 1923, Mr. Paviglianti served four years in the Marine Corps during World War II, as a sergeant. He earned the Pacific Award for his service.After his military career, Mr. Paviglianti stayed active in the American Legion, serving as a commander of the Madison County American Legion. He currently serves as adjutant.For years, Mr. Paviglianti was involved with the Boys’ State program, a weeklong leadership program that teaches high schoolers about government. He interviewed candidates, conducted oratorical contests and served as post adjutant.
State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) named Mary Nelson, of Syracuse, as the 49th Senate District’s “Woman of Distinction” as part of the New York State Senate’s 14th Annual 2011 Women of Distinction celebration.
The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and featured in a report by the Independent Democratic Conference that will help further expand the sale of New York State -grown agricultural products.
With his colleagues in the Independent Democratic Conference, State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today unveiled a legislative package designed to preserve, promote and grow farming in New York State.
Mary Nelson is a true humanitarian who embodies the spirit of giving to others. She is committed to empowering and inspiring others. In her home town of Syracuse, she is the founder of the Annual Youth Day Barbeque, and President/ CEO of The Mary Nelson’s Youth Center, a Not for Profit agency.
In 2009, Ms. Nelson’s Youth Center was opened and offered education, health, and career services. She has also made a commitment to provide free meals to all families in the community when needed. The center’s administrative expenses are paid for by Mary Nelson and her proud and committed sponsors.
The Independent Democratic Conference today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and released a report showing that New York State stands to generate some $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue, and savings during the three years after it is made law.
State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has been named co-chair of the New York State Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. The bi-partisan group, made up of legislators from both the Assembly and Senate, focuses on legislative issues concerning sportsmen and women, including fishing, hunting and other outdoor-related activities.