John A. DeFrancisco's Photos

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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Senator DeFrancisco Meets with Town of Sennett Leaders

Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Town of Sennett Supervisor Jeffrey Herrick, County Legislator Joe Runkle and Town Justice Clerk Deborah French.  Senator DeFrancisco has been reaching out to leaders who are new to his 50th Senate District.  He visited Sennett on January 25, 2013.

January 30, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Village of Minoa

The Village of Minoa celebrated its 100th Anniversary on January 25, 2013, with a Centennial Celebration at the Minoa Municipal Building.  During the ceremony, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Minoa Mayor Richard Donovan with a Senate Resolution to honor the village for its proud history and accomplishments. 

January 30, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the Grand Opening of Christian Health Services of Syracuse

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Christian Health Services of Syracuse, Inc.  The event was held on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 3200 Burnet Ave.  The nonprofit center will primarily serve individuals who are covered by Medicaid or Medicare.

January 10, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Announce Regional Economic Development Council Awards

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined various state leaders in Albany on December 19, 2012, to help award a $93.8 Million Regional Economic Development Council Award to Central New York representatives.  He is standing on stage in between Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor and CenterState CEO President Robert Simpson. 

December 20, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Students at Main Street School

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was a guest reader at Main Street School in North Syracuse on December 14, 2012.  Senator DeFrancisco read a holiday story about a snowman to students part of the early education program.

December 14, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Annual Library Resources Council Legislative Breakfast

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco chats with members of the library community at the Central New York Library Resources Council Annual Legislative Breakfast, held at the CNY Philanthropy Center on December 14, 2012.

December 14, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Announces His Annual Cell Phones for Soldiers Collection Drive

On December 7, 2012, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco kicked off his fifth annual Cell Phones for Soldiers Collection Drive.  He is pictured at his district office with Syracuse Army Recruiting Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Darville and Public Affairs Specialist Jacqueline Wren of the Syracuse Army Recruiting Battalion. 

December 7, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Announces New Round of Grants for Growth

On November 1, 2012, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped announce a new round of funding for Grants for Growth. The program, now entering its 10th round, awards grants to various companies.  During a press conference at The Tech Garden, Senator DeFrancisco addressed the program's impact on our economy through product development and job creation. Senator DeFrancisco has secured an additional $2 million dollars in funding for the program.  Companies that want to apply for Grants for Growth can visit www.thetechgarden.com/.

 

 

November 1, 2012
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Gillette Road Middle School Visits Albany

Students from Gillette Road Middle School toured the State Capitol Building and learned about state government on October, 18, 2012.

October 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco with Edward Menkin, the 2012 Distinguished Lawyer Award Recipient

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Edward Z. Menkin, the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Lawyer Award.  Senator DeFrancisco spoke about Menkin's exceptional experience, character, skill and commitment to the profession during the Onondaga County Bar Association's annual dinner, held on October 25, 2012. 

October 29, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits West Genesee High School Government Class

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with West Genesee High School senior Olivia Onoff, who invited the Senator to speak to her government class on October 25, 2012.  Senator DeFrancisco discussed several issues including state government and his role as a Senator, education cuts, animal rights, and hydrofracking.   

October 26, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Chats with RSVP Volunteers During the Catholic Charities Recognition Brunch

On October 23, 2012, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the Catholic Charities Recognition Brunch for more than 500 Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers, who serve about 70 non-profit organizations.  The event was held at Barbagallo's Restaurant.

October 23, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Observes the Use of Computing Tablets at Soule Road Elementary School

Students at Soule Road Elementary School demonstrate for State Senator John A. DeFrancisco how they use tablet computing devices during interactive learning projects.  Senator DeFrancisco helped secure discretionary funding for the Liverpool School District, which was used to purchase the tablets.  He visited two first and fifth grade classrooms on October 22, 2012, to observe the tablets in use.

October 22, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Employee of Distinction Recipient Warren Stearns

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with St. Camillus Senior Physical Therapist Warren Stearns (and family) during a ceremony to recognize Stearns for receiving the Employee of Distinction award from LeadingAge NY.  During the event, which was held at The Centers at St. Camillus on October 16, 2012, Senator DeFrancisco presented Mr. Stearns with a NYS Resolution that honors him for his accomplishments.

October 22, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Ribbon Cutting at Webster's Pond

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured speaking during a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the beautification project at Webster's Pond in Syracuse.  Senator DeFrancisco helped secure some funding for the project.

October 16, 2012
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