John A. DeFrancisco's Photos

Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Brookdale Fayetteville

Senator John A. DeFrancisco helps cut the ribbon to celebrate the renaming of Clare Bridge of Manlius to Brookdale Fayetteville. The senior living center offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and dementia care.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with David Balliette, Executive Director of Brookdale Fayetteville, and Assemblyman Ale Stirpe.   

July 2, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Ceremony Marking St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center's New Affiliation with Trinity Health

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured next to Trinity Health CEO Richard Gilfillan, St. Joseph's Hospital President Kathryn Ruscitto, Assemblyman William Magnarelli and Assemblyman Ale Stirpe. The ceremony marked the first day of St. Joseph Hospital's new affiliation with Trinity Health.

July 2, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Poses with Roosevelt Bouie at the Grand Re-opening of a GMC Dealership in Auburn

Senator John A. DeFrancisco jokingly stands on a chair next to former Syracuse University basketball star Roosevelt Bouie, after the grand re-opening ceremony of the revamped Chevrolet-Buick GMC Dealership in Auburn on Monday, June 22, 2015. Roosevelt Bouie was at the event signing autographs.

June 24, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Receives 2015 Robert J. Colvin Literacy Leadership Award from Ruth Colvin

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Ruth Colvin, the founder of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse (now LiteracyCNY), at the State Office Building in Syracuse on Friday June 19th. Senator DeFrancisco was extrmemely honored to be presented with the Robert J. Colvin Litereacy Leadership Award, which is named after Ruth's late husband.

June 24, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Annual Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Mike Caron, 1st Vice President with the Onondaga County Volunteer Fireman's Association.  Senator DeFrancisco spoke at the Central and Northern Central New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Joint Convention on June 13, 2015, thanking the firefighters who were in attendance for their dedicated service. 

 

June 15, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Plays the Saxaphone During the 115th Legislative Correspondents Association Show

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured playing the saxaphone to "My Favorite Things" during his rebutall at the 115th Annual Legislative Correspondents Association Show on Tuesday June 9, 2015. Senator DeFrancisco also told a number of jokes and played a couple pre-reorded videos that brought down the house with laughter.  Senator DeFrancisco and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie offered separate rebuttals at the LCA Show, an annual satirical revue that roasts state lawmakers.

To watch Senator DeFrancisco's full rebuttal, visit https://vimeo.com/130289172

 

June 12, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours the New Film Hub in the Town of DeWitt

On June 12, 2015, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco took a tour of the new Film Hub that is being built at 24 Aspen Park Boulevard in the Town of DeWitt. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Steve Aiello with the COR Development Company.

June 12, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Raises Awareness about Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) in the State of New York

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Kelleigh Gustafson, and Kelleigh's parents and doctor, in Senate Chamber on June 10, 2015.  Kelleigh was diagnosed with Arteriovenous Malformation, known as AVM, at the age of four and remains dedicated to promoting awareness about this rare medical condition. 

Senator DeFrancisco helped introduce and pass in the State Senate a Resolution memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to decalre July 19-25, 2015, AVM Awareness Week in the State of New York. 

June 11, 2015
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Wheeler Elementary Student Council Members Meet with Senator DeFrancisco

The Wheeler Elementary Student Council visited Albany on June 2, 2015, and is pictured with Senator John A. DeFrancisco.  The students toured the State Capitol Building and had the opportunity to watch legislative session.  

June 5, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Memorial Day Observances Throughout Central New York

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with members of the Boys Scouts at the Butterfly Garden in Liverpool on Memorial Day, 2015. The Scouts are from the Lowanne Nimat Lodge, Order of the Arrow - Scouting's national honor society, which is dedicated to cheerful service. They were serving as the color guard for the Memorial Day service.

 

 

May 27, 2015
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO RECOGNIZES DONALD D. FIDA AS HIS 2015 VETERANS HALL OF FAME HONOREE IN ALBANY

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was extremely pleased to recognize World War II combat veteran and Syracuse resident, Sgt. Donald D. Fida, as his 2015 Veterans’ Hall of Fame honoree, during an Albany ceremony in the Legislative Office Building on May 19, 2015.  

“Though it is impossible to repay our veterans for all that they have sacrificed and contributed to this nation, the Veterans’ Hall of Fame does help to recognize their meritorious service as a fitting expression of gratitude,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

Donald Fida, who was born and raised in Syracuse, enlisted in the United States Army in 1942, becoming a member of the 184th Infantry Regiment of the 7th Infantry Division.

May 20, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Meets with the Boy Scouts of America in Albany

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with a local group of boy scouts at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, on May 13th after the Boys Scouts of America presented its Report to the State.   

May 15, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Students at Bear Road Elementary

Senator John A. DeFrancisco visited Bear Road Elementary School on May 8, 2015.  Senator DeFrancisco read a story to the 3rd graders and then answered their questions about New York State government. 

May 11, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes the Baldwinsville Firebees for their 2014 New York State Title

Senator John A. DeFrancisco poses with members of the Baldwinsville All-Star Girls Softball team upon the occasion of the team’s New York State Senior League Softball Championship, which was won on July 21, 2014, in Haverstraw, New York. Senator DeFrancisco held a recognition event at the State Office Building in Syracuse On May 8, 2015, to congratulate the players and to present them with a NYS Senate Resolution.  Senator DeFrancisco is holding the team's mascot.  

 

May 11, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Holds 2015 Teachers of Excellence Ceremony

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco held his second annual Teachers Of Excellence awards program on May 7, 2015, at Solvay Middle School. More than 30 educators from throughout Onondaga County were honored for their outstanding efforts to help children learn during the 2014-15 school year. They were nominated by students, school administrators, faculty and staff.

“Teachers are instrumental in enabling our youth to succeed in life,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “I am very pleased to recognize those dedicated educators within my district, who consistently go above and beyond to educate, mentor and inspire their students.”

The 2015 Teachers of Excellence honorees are listed in alphabetical order of schools:

May 8, 2015
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO HONORS MARSHA CONNOR AS HIS 2015 NEW YORK STATE SENATE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

 

Senator John A. DeFrancisco was extremely pleased to honor Marsha K. Connor, an American Gold Star Mother president and Marcellus resident, as his 2015 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

Each honoree was recognized at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Marsha’s photograph and biography will also be displayed in an exhibit proclaiming the special contributions of each New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is a service organization of mothers, who have lost sons and daughters in military service. Marsha Connor was elected President and Treasurer of the American Gold Star Mothers, Chapter #15, in October 2013.

May 6, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Salina Crossing in Syracuse

This morning, Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended a ceremonial groundbreaking for Salina Crossing, a $14.8 million mixed-use development project comprised of 6,000 square feet of retail space and 49 housing units. Eight of these housing units will be reserved for people with traumatic brain injuries, with another seven units reserved for people with hearing impairments or mobility issues.

May 1, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Welcome Home Ceremony for Honor Flight Syracuse Mission 5

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco poses with cadets and a World War II veteran after the Honor Fight Syracuse "Welcome Home" ceremony at Hancock Airport on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Senator DeFrancisco helped welcome home the 81 veterans who were on the Honor Flight and to thank them for their dedicated military service. 

Honor Flight is a not-for-profit organization that flies veterans to and from their war memorials in Washington, D.C.  Hundreds of family and friends of the veterans also participated in Saturday's ceremony.  

April 27, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Symphoria Wind Quintet Performance at Petit Branch Library

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco enjoyed a medley of tunes, performed by the Symphoria Wind Quintet, at Petit Branch Library in Syracuse on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  The community concert was supported by a library grant that Senator DeFrancisco helped to secure. 

April 27, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Fort Drum Day at the Capitol

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Commanding General Stephen Townsend and members of the 10th Mountain Division during Fort Drum Day at the Capitol on March 17th, 2015.

The event celebrated Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division’s contributions to the State of New York.  Joining General Townsend at the Capitol were Colonel Gary Rosenberg, Fort Drum Garrison Commander; Captain Scott Dawe, Commanding General’s Aide; Lieutenant Colonel Tage Rainsford, Public Affairs Officer, and many active-duty soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division.

March 20, 2015
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