2012 Outstanding Legislator Award

The New York State Ophthalmological Society has presented its 2012 Outstanding Legislator Award to Senator Ranzenhofer for his commitment to the preservation of quality medical eye care for all New Yorkers. Senator Ranzenhofer received the award at a dinner for the Buffalo Ophthalmological Society.

October 5, 2012

Ranzenhofer organizes car seat safety check

• 3 out of 4 kids’ car seats are not being used correctly• Vehicle crashes: leading cause of death for kids, ages 1 to 12 • Car seats decrease risk of fatality by 71% for infants, 54% for toddlers

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will sponsor a free car seat safety check on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clarence High School parking lot, 9625 Main Street in Clarence.

September 28, 2012

Crossing signal time to increase at Route 5, Ross Street

Helping walkers to cross East Main Street more safely

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will be increasing the crosswalk signal time by 20 percent for pedestrians at the intersection of Route 5 and Ross Street in Batavia.

Senator Ranzenhofer requested the NYSDOT conduct a study late last year.

“After receiving complaints that the time allotted by the signal had been too short – especially for residents at a nearby senior housing facility – to walk across a multi-lane road safely, I requested the State Department of Transportation determine essential improvements for the intersection,” said Ranzenhofer.

September 26, 2012

Alpina Foods opens first yogurt plant in Batavia

Batava, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer joins Alpina Foods' leadership, Empire State Development Corporation CEO Ken Adams, and other elected officials for a ground-breaking ceremony at the company's first manufacturing facility in the United States. The $20 million factory currently employes 30 people, with another 20 more jobs expected in the next few months.

September 24, 2012

Genesee County Bar Association marks 100th year anniversary

Senator Ranzenhofer offers remarks at a ceremony near the steps of the Old County Courthouse in Batavia to mark the 100th year anniversary of the Genesee County Bar Association.

September 20, 2012

Monthly Column: New York is starting to get back on track

By Michael H. Ranzenhofer

New York State is starting to get back on track.  Our ongoing efforts – throughout the last two budget cycles – to put the State’s fiscal house back in order have started a turnaround, and it’s getting noticed too. 

First, one of the nation’s top credit agencies, Standard & Poor’s, has boosted its outlook from stable to positive for New York, citing two balanced and on-time budgets in a row, deficit reduction and long-term spending reforms that reined in pension and Medicaid costs.  That’s good news for taxpayers because, similar to individual credit scores, higher ratings mean lower borrowing costs and other expenses. But there is still more good news.

September 19, 2012

ITT Tech Graduation Ceremony

Senator Ranzenhofer serves as a guest speaker for the graduation ceremony of ITT Technical Institute's Getzville Campus.

September 13, 2012

Clarence Chamber Legislative Breakfast

Clarence, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer joins other elected officials for the Clarence Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Legislative Breakfast at WBBZ-TV station at the Eastern Hills Mall.

September 8, 2012

UnitedHealthcare to add 150 new employees at Tonawanda facility

Tonawanda, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer speaks to members of UnitedHealthcare's leadership team, employees and other elected officials and community leaders at a jobs announcement.

September 1, 2012

Ranzenhofer encourages parents to get their child’s car seat checked

Sponsors free car seat safety check this Saturday

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will sponsor a free car seat safety check this Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, 165 Park Road in Batavia.

“Every parent knows installing a car seat can be difficult.  Certified technicians from local police agencies will be on hand to check your child’s car seat.  I encourage all parents, as well as grandparents, to stop by to have their child’s car seat checked this Saturday morning.  Even if you may think it has already been installed properly, it never hurts to double-check,” said Ranzenhofer. 

August 22, 2012

Monthly Column: 2012 Legislative Session makes investments in local colleges, students

By Michael H. Ranzenhofer

As I mentioned in my July column, the 2012 Legislative Session has New York continuing to move in a more positive direction.  Just as important though are the actions taken during this year’s session to move our higher education institutions in a more positive direction as well, particularly the University at Buffalo, Erie Community College and Daemen College.

August 15, 2012

Hundreds attend Senator Ranzenhofer's 2012 Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer talks to two residents of the many hundreds of participants attending the 2012 Family Health Fair.

August 7, 2012

UB Pharmacy School participates in 2012 Family Health Fair

A student of UB School of Pharmacy checks Senator Ranzenhofer's blood pressue at the 2012 Family Health Fair.  The UB School of Pharmacy provided blood pressure checks and precription reviews for participants at Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair.

August 7, 2012

Kaleida Health co-sponsors 2012 Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer stops by one of Kaleida Health's tables, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Team, at the 2012 Family Health Fair.

August 7, 2012

ECC, Ranzenhofer mark completion of North Campus consolidation

Williamsville, NY - Representatives of Erie Community College joined New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer to celebrate a $50,000 state allocation to consolidate and enhance ECC’s North Campus Student Services wing on Monday, August 6th inside the college’s Spring Student Center in Williamsville. “Here at Erie Community College, we consider ourselves a student-first institution,” said ECC President Jack Quinn. “With the help of Senator Ranzenhofer, we’re now able to serve our students better than ever before.” In 2010, ECC teamed with the second-term senator to acquire the funds necessary to consolidate the college’s student services—such as admissions, registration and financial aid offices—into one location.

August 6, 2012

Ranzenhofer to host Family Health Fair

Free health services, screenings and information from more than 80 vendors
Free admission / No reservations needed
Bring the whole family

Amherst, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that he will host a Family Health Fair on Saturday, August 4th  from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway.

July 19, 2012

Monthly Column: Changing the way Albany works

By Michael H. Ranzenhofer

With the 2012 Legislative Session drawn to a close, one thing is clear: the gridlock and dysfunction that once characterized New York State government are now things of the past.   For the second consecutive year, we’ve worked together in a bipartisan way with Governor Cuomo to keep New York moving in a new, stronger and more positive direction.

July 18, 2012

Amherst Chamber Business After Hours at Ingram Micro

July 17, 2012 - Senator Ranzenhofer speaks to Ingram Micro employees and members of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce during a Business After Hours event.



July 17, 2012

Ranzenhofer sponsors Unyts community blood drive

Encourages enrollment in NYS Donate Life registry

New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will sponsor a Unyts blood drive at the Batavia Downs Casino Paddock Room on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Residents can schedule an appointment to donate blood by contacting Unyts at 1-800-227-4771.

“As the only community blood bank in Western New York, Unyts ensures your blood donation helps families, friends and neighbors right here in our community.  Your donation can save up to three Western New York lives.  I encourage residents to help save lives by participating in my Unyts blood drive at Batavia Downs,” said Ranzenhofer.

July 5, 2012

Video: Ranzenhofer's floor comments on domestic violence legislation

June 12, 2012 - Senator Ranzenhofer comments on the floor of the State Senate about the passage of domestic violence legislation. Click here for more information.

June 28, 2012