John A. DeFrancisco's Photos

Senator DeFrancisco with the Lyncourt/LeMoyne Travel League

Senator John A. DeFrancisco takes a picture with the Lyncourt/LeMoyne Travel League team during opening day ceremonies for the Lyncourt/LeMoyne Little League on April 27, 2013. 

April 29, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Celebrate Opening Day of the Southside American Little League

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with the Southside American Little League team on April 27, 2013.  Senator DeFrancisco, who played competitive baseball through high school and college, was honored to participate in the Opening Day ceremonies, located at Frank Harrigan Field in Wadsworth Park. 

April 29, 2013
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Paying Tribute to Colleen Mastine

Senator John A. DeFrancisco looks on as the director of Casey's Place unveils a plaque in memory of the late Colleen H. Mastine.  Mastine, a long-time staffer in Senator DeFrancisco's district office, passed away last year.  She was an active member of the board of directors for Casey's Place and a tireless advocate for all local constituents.  Casey’s Place in Syracuse provides more than 300 families with respite services for their children. 

April 29, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Soccer Shoot-Out Winner Mari DeTota at the NYS Capitol

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured holding a Resolution with Liverpool student, Mari DeTota, in Senate Chambers on April 22, 2013.  Mari won first place in the Elks Area 1 National Soccer Shoot-Out.  Senator DeFrancisco, along with Senator David Valesky who is pictured on the right, passed a Resolution to congratulate and recognize Mari for her achievements.  Mari's family accompained her to Albany for the presentation.

April 24, 2013
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Liverpool High School Students Visit Albany

On April 16, 2013, students from the Liverpool High School Student Government Class met with Senator John A. DeFrancisco and toured the State Capitol.

April 22, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Congratulates the Regional Champions of the 2013 National Science Bowl

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco had the pleasure of congratulating the Syracuse Academy of Science team for winning the regional championship of the 2013 National Science Bowl.  The students and teachers pictured above met with Senator DeFrancisco at his district office in Syracuse on April 19, 2013. 

April 19, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits Auburn Fire Department

Pictured with Senator John A. DeFrancisco are (from left to right) City of Auburn Fire Chief Jeff Dygert, Assistant Fire Chief Scott DeJoy and City of Auburn Manager Doug Selby.  Senator DeFrancisco visited the fire department on April 18, 2013.

April 19, 2013
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West Genesee High School Students Visit Albany

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured (bottom left) with students from West Genesee High School.  The students toured the capitol building in Albany on March 12, 2013.  They also met with Assemblyman Gary Finch, who is pictured in the photo (bottom right).

March 19, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Meets with Girl Scout Troop 1970 in Albany

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with members of Girl Scout Troop 1970 from Guilderland.  The picture was taken in Senator DeFrancisco's Albany office on March 12, 2013.  They were drinking green milk in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.  Senator DeFrancisco's granddaughter, who is pictured standing in front of him, is a proud member of the Girl Scout Troop.

March 13, 2013
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Auburn High School Social Studies Students Visit the State Capitol Building

Senator John A. DeFrancisco, along with Senators Nozzolio and Seward, met with Auburn High School Social Studies students at the State Capitol Building on March 11, 2013.

March 12, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents the Best Jazz Award to ESP at the 2013 SAMMYS

Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped present the Best Jazz Award to ESP during the 2013 Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS). 

(photo courtesy of Juan Junco)

March 11, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Third Graders at Solvay Elementary School

Senator John A. DeFrancisco had a great time reading to third graders at Solvay Elementary School.  He visited the school on March 8, 2013, to promote reading and answer students' questions.

March 8, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco at the NYS Art Teachers Association 23rd Legislative Student Exhibit in Albany

Senator John A. DeFrancisco would like to congratulate all of the students from the Baldwinsville School District, who had their artwork on display as part of the NYS Art Teachers Association 23rd Legislative Student Exhibit: A Celebration of Young Artists exhibit in Albany.  Participating schools from Baldwinsville were Reynolds Elementary, McNamara Elementary, VanBuren Elementary, and L.Pearl Palmer Elementary.

March 8, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco with Fayetteville-Manlius Student Alyssa Napier During the Music in Our Schools Month Celebration

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Alyssa Napier, a Fayetteville-Manlius High School student, who performed in the New York State School Music Association Celebration of Music in Our Schools Month.  The concert was held in Albany on March 4, 2013.

March 8, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Tyler Rouse, a Baldwinsville High School Football Player, with a New York State Resolution

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Baldwinsville high school football player Tyler Rouse with a Senate Resolution in Albany on March 7, 2013.  Rouse was named Gatorade's 2012-2013 New York Player of the Year.  Rouse is a student at C.W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville, NY.  Standing with Senator DeFrancisco from the Baldwinsville Central School District are Head Football Coach Carl Sanfilippo, Tyler Rouse and Athletic Director Chris Campoleta. 

March 7, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Patricia Gansz with a Senate Resolution

On March 6, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Patricia Gansz with a Senate Resolution upon the occasion of her designation as the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education 2013 Student of the Year Award.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Ms. Gansz at his Albany office. 

March 7, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Reginald Dennis with a Senate Resolution

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Reginald Dennis with a Senate Resolution in Albany on March 6, 2013. Mr. Dennis was the recipient of the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education 2013 Student of the Year Award.

March 7, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Performs with The Blacklites

Senator John A. DeFrancisco had the honor of performing with The Blacklites on January 26, 2013.  He is pictured singing "Play That Funky Music" with band members.

February 7, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco's Cell Phones for Soldiers Collection Drive Raises a Record Amount - Thanks to the Support of the CNY Community

On February 1, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco officially wrapped up his 2013 Cell Phones for Soldiers collection drive to benefit our deployed soldiers.  Senator DeFrancisco announced that his office collected 1,500 donated cell phones this season- a record amount!   These phones will provide nearly 6,000 hours of free talk time to soldiers stationed around the world. 

Senator DeFranciso is grateful to the Central New York community for its overwhelming support.  He also thanks all of the local businesses, schools and organizations that served as his designated collection sites.  These sites were expanded into Auburn, Fayetteville and Manlius this season:

February 1, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Meets with Leaders in the Village of Cato

On January 25, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco met with Mayor Carl Lincoln and other elected officials in the Village of Cato.  Senator DeFrancisco has been reaching out to leaders who are new to his 50th Senate District, in order to introduce himself and to hear more about ongoing issues.

January 30, 2013
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