Michael H. Ranzenhofer

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Electronics Recycling Event is a Huge Success!

Chili, NY - More than 800 residents recycled a total of 106,000 pounds of electronics at Senator Ranzenhofer's event in May. Senator Ranzenhofer sponsored the electronics recycling event to prevent hazardous e-waste from going to landfills.  Part of the proceeds will go to the Greater Rochester Robotics Team. 

July 2, 2015

Celebration of Hope at UB Stadium

Amherst, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins hundreds of advocates, patients, survivors and doctors for Roswell Park's Celebration of Hope at UB Stadium.

June 26, 2015

Results: 2015 Constituent Questionnaire

Senator Ranzenhofer has released the results of the 2015 Constituent Questionnaire.  Thousands of residents filled out the 14-question survey either by mail, via Facebook or at Senator Ranzenhofer's website. 


1. Do you believe that New York State is headed in the right direction?

Yes - 21%

No - 57%

Undecided - 22%


2. How would you rate New York's economy?

Good - 5%

Strong and Improving - 11%

Average - 43%

Weak and Worsening - 33%

Poor - 8%

June 23, 2015

Press Conference at Daemen College

Amherst, NY - Daemen College hosted a press conference with Senator Ranzenhofer to announce that he has secured a $480,000 state grant to establish a Graduate Studies Technology Center at the college’s Research and Information Commons building. This is believed to be the second largest state grant ever received in the college’s history. Click here for more information. 

June 22, 2015

Ranzenhofer Secures $480,000 State Grant for New Graduate Studies Technology Center at Daemen

Amherst, NY – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer announced today that he has secured $480,000 in state funding to establish a Graduate Studies Technology Center in Daemen College’s Research and Information Commons building. This is believed to be the second largest state grant ever received in the college’s history.


June 22, 2015

Senate, Assembly Pass Bill to Spur Investment in Vacant, Abandoned Residential Properties

New program aimed at about 70 properties located in City of Batavia


Albany, NY – A bill (S.5196A/A.7570A) has passed the State Senate and State Assembly that would allow the City of Batavia to provide tax relief for residents willing to redevelop abandoned properties into owner-occupied single-family residences.


The new program would create a real incentive for residents to redevelop distressed properties since the high level of investment often required outpaces the value of the redeveloped home, keeping these types of properties vacant for many years. 


June 19, 2015

Monthly Column: 2015 Constituent Questionnaire Results

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer


As your State Senator, your views are important to me; your input helps me to best represent you, your family and our community.  Earlier this year, I offered residents an opportunity to share their opinions with me in a 2015 Constituent Questionnaire.


The 2015 Constituent Questionnaire collected input on a number of important legislative issues, including New York’s economy, Common Core, minimum wage, and more.  Thousands of residents, all across the 61st Senate District, filled out the 14-question survey either by mail, via Facebook or at my website.  


The results of the questionnaire have been compiled, and I would like to share some of the figures with you:

June 17, 2015

Flag Day Ceremony

Williamsville, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer participates in a Flag Day Ceremony at Forest Elementary School.

June 12, 2015

Welcome to my website!

Dear Resident of the 61st Senate District:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website! 

At my website, you’ll be able to check out what I’m doing in Albany and in our community, learn more about my positions on important issues, and take a look at legislation I’m sponsoring in the State Senate.

Here are a few quick links to different areas of my website:

Click here to view legislation before the State Senate.

Click here for a map of the 61st State Senate District.

June 6, 2015

Ranzenhofer Reads to First-Grade Class

Rochester, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer reads Splish, Splash, Splat! by Rob Scotton to a group of first-grade students at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10. 

June 5, 2015

News & Views - June 3

Senator Ranzenhofer provides an update on the Keep the Cap campaign, hunting legislation for Genesee County and a recent Electronics Recycling Drop-off event in the Town of Chili.

June 3, 2015

Ranzenhofer Partners with Greater Rochester Robotics Team

Chili, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer and the Greater Rochester Robotics Team at Churchville-Chili School District partner to keep our landfills free of hazardous electronic waste.  Part of the proceeds from Senator Ranzenhofer's Electronics Recycling Event will go to the Robotics Team.

May 30, 2015

State Senate Passes Bill Permitting Rifles for Deer Hunting

Legislation for Genesee County heads to State Assembly


Albany, NY – A bill, S.1292, to allow the use of rifles for big game hunting in Genesee County has passed the State Senate by a vote of 52 to 4.  State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer is the bill’s author and sponsor in the State Senate.


“In several areas of New York State, sportsmen are allowed to hunt deer with rifles, and this change in law would allow the use of rifles in Genesee County,” said Ranzenhofer.  “I am pleased to report that the bill has passed the State Senate, and I am hopeful that the State Assembly will pass it before session ends next month.”


May 28, 2015

Ranzenhofer Presents at Akron Lions Club

Akron, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer provides a legislative update to members of the Akron Lions Club. 

May 26, 2015

Williamsville Memorial Day Parade

Williamsville, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer honors our nation's brave service men and women by participating in the Williamsville Memorial Day Parade.

May 25, 2015

Clarence Memorial Day Parade

Clarence, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer greets residents on the sideline of the Clarence Memorial Day Parade.

May 25, 2015

Ranzenhofer to Offer Free Electronics Recycling

Green practice stops hazardous e-waste from going to a landfill


State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer will offer residents an opportunity to recycle old electronics at a free drop-off event on Saturday, May 30th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chili Paul Plaza, 3240 Chili Avenue in Chili.  Residents are encouraged to enter the plaza off of Paul Road.


Senator Ranzenhofer is committed to using green practices to positively impact the environment.


May 22, 2015

Pavilion High School Visit

Pavilion, NY - Twelfth grade students, in the government classes of Mr. Chrzanowksi and Ms. Battista, ask Senator Ranzenhofer questions about his job as a State Senator and legislative issues, including Common Core, taxes, bullying and the NY Safe Act.


May 22, 2015