As one of the strongest advocates of discouraging drunk driving, Senator Alesi helped to pass Leandra's Law, which creates a new crime of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a child as a passenger. Senator Alesi was the sponsor of New York State’s toughest repeat offender DWI laws.
Special Committee Recommends Serious Sanctions – Including Expulsion – for Senator Monserrate. Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), after serving as a member of the Special Committee on Ethics to review Senator Hiram Monserrate’s misconduct, believes the final report submitted by the Special committee imposes severe sanctions on Senator Monserrate.
On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, the New York State Senate voted to expel Senator Hiram Monserrate. I was a member of the Select Ethics Committee established by the Senate to investigate the matter. The committee rendered its report on January 14, 2010. This report was based on exhaustive and deliberative review of hours of testimony, documents, and other evidence. The committee exercised due diligence in reaching its unanimous recommendations to the Senate to consider either sanction or expulsion. The Senate determined by a vote of 53-8 to expel Senator Monserrate.
The town of Irondequoit celebrated its annual National Night Out event on August 4th. Adults and children of all ages got an up-close look at public safety as fire, police and ambulance services were all on hand. The rally, hosted by the Irondequoit Crime Prevention Coalition and Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association in cooperation with the Irondequoit Police Department, is an annual event where neighborhoods across the country demonstrate their unity against crime. The National Night Out aims to increase crime prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs and strengthen police-community relationships. Thank you to all who attended Irondequoit's National Night Out and demonstrated their commitment to help keep Irondequoit a safe commun