John A. DeFrancisco's Photos

Senator DeFrancisco with 2012 New York State Middle School Principal of the Year Award Winner James Werbeck

Senator John A. DeFrancisco honored Solvay Middle School Principal James Werbeck with a Resolution on May15, 2012. Werbeck was named the 2012 New York State Middle School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State.  James Werbeck and his wife, Susie, were recognized by Senator DeFrancisco from the Senate Floor in Albany. 

May 21, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in the Unveiling of the Paul Seymour Playground

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped dedicate the Paul Seymour Playground at Skiddy Park in Syracuse on May 17, 2012.  The playground is named after the captain of the 1955 NBA Championship Syracuse Nationals team, Paul Seymour.

May 18, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks During Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters and Deputies

Standing outside the Onondaga County Justice Center in Syracuse, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco paid tribute to local firefighters and sheriff's deputies who have died in the last year.  The memorial service was held on May 17, 2012.

May 18, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Congratulates Recipients of New York State's First Veterans Build

On May 17, 2012, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped celebrate the first-ever Veterans Build through Syracuse Habitat for Humanity. The two houses, located at 113 and 115 Fitch Street, were built for disabled veterans, Mike Smith and Felicia Plunkett. They are affordable, energy efficient, and handicap accessible. The Senator is pictured with home owner Felicia Plunkett (center).

May 17, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Kindergarteners at the Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco read the story, Bullies Never Win, to a group of students from two outstanding kindergarten classes at the Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School on May 17, 2012.  He also answered some of the students' questions about his job. 

May 17, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Award to the Family of 2012 Women of Distinction Honoree Colleen H. Mastine

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with the family of Colleen H. Mastine, the Senator's 2012 "Women of Distinction" honoree.  Mastine, who passed away earler this year, was Director of Constituent Services in the Senator's district office.  An awards ceremony was held in Albany on May 15th.  

To watch the presentation, click here.

May 17, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco with Liverpool High School Teacher Jeff Peneston and Family

Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Liverpool High School teacher Jeff Peneston and his family at the capitol building in Albany.  The Senator presented Mr. Peneston with a New York State Senate Resolution for winning the 2012 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. 

May 15, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Serve Lunch During Annual Crouse Hospital Employee Picnic

Senator John A. DeFrancisco serves lunch to Crouse Hospital employees for their annual employee picnic, which was held on May 10, 2012.

May 11, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco At the 2012 Silver and Gold Gala

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the 2012 Silver and Gold Gala on May 9th.  The event, hosted by the Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs, took place at Pensabene's Casa Grande. 

May 10, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day with the Camillus Little League Baseball Team

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with members of the Camillus Little League baseball team.  He also helped kick off the season with the Camillus Little League softball team. 

May 7, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco At Camillus Little League Baseball Game

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco threw out the first pitch on opening day of the Camillus Little League baseball season.

 

May 7, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Meets with Seniors at St. Daniel School in Lyncourt

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke with senior citizens during a luncheon on May 4, 2012, hosted by the Wisdom People St. Daniel Senior Citizens Group. The Senator addressed ongoing state issues and provided helpful information on various state programs and services that are available to seniors.  About 90 people attended the luncheon.

May 4, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Promote New York Youth Works Program

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Paul Nojaim and Anette Rivera on April 27, 2012, at Nojaim Brothers Supermarket in Syracuse.  Senator DeFrancisco was at the supermarket to raise awareness about the New York Youth Works program, which encourages businesses to hire unemployed, disadvantaged youth.  Rivera, who has been an employee at Nojaim Brothers Supermarket since age 14, will graduate from LeMoyne College.  Nojaim has signed up for the New York Youth Works program.  Businesses may apply for certification online at www.jobs.ny.gov/youthworks.

April 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day of the North Syracuse Little League Baseball Season

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with members of the North Syracuse Little League baseball team on Saturday, April 28, 2012.  The Senator, who played baseball in high school and at Syracuse University, participated in opening ceremonies and threw out the first pitch.  He also helped kick off the season with members of the Valley Little League and the Southside American Little League teams.

April 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Helped Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps

Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented a Citation to members of the Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps on April 28, 2012.  The GBAC is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

April 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day of the 2012 Little League Baseball and Softball Season

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with members of the Southside American Little League team in Syracuse on Saturday, April 28th.  The Senator participated in opening ceremonies.   

April 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco with the Bishop Ludden Boys Basketball Team

Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented the Bishop Ludden Boys Basketball Team with a Resolution in Albany on April 26th, 2012.  He honored the team for winning the State Class B Championship.

April 27, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Enjoys a Performance in Albany from the Ramsdell Middle School Junior Eagles

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with the Ramsdell Middle School Junior Eagles.  The band from Jordan-Elbridge Schools performed in the Concourse as part of NYS School Music Association - Music in Our Schools Month. 

March 28, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Marches in the Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco marched in the Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Organizers estimate that there were more than 50,000 people in attendance for the 30th annual parade. 

March 21, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Students at Solvay Elementary School

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco visited Solvay Elementary School on March 16, 2012, to read some entertaining books to a class of second grade students.  The Senator also answered many of the students' questions about his job.  His visit was part of Solvay Elementary's Parents As Reading Partners Program.   

March 16, 2012
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