J1544

Commending former Senator John J. Bonacic for his illustrious service as a dedicated political leader and strong advocate for the pe...

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J1544


Senate Resolution No. 1544

BY: Senator ORTT

COMMENDING former Senator John J. Bonacic for his
illustrious service as a dedicated political leader
and strong advocate for the people of the State of
New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those individuals of distinguished purpose whose lives have been
committed to public service and the pursuit of excellence in the conduct
of the legislative process in this noble Empire State; John J. Bonacic
is one such individual; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend former Senator John J. Bonacic for his illustrious service as a
dedicated political leader and strong advocate for the people of the
State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Prior to serving the State of New York, John J. Bonacic was
elected as the Assistant District Attorney in Orange County and to the
Town of Mount Hope Planning Board; from 1973 to 1989, he was also an
Orange County Legislator; and

WHEREAS, Senator John J. Bonacic then represented the
Middletown-area residents of the 42nd Senate District from 1998 until
2018; he first served as a New York State Assemblyman for eight years,
beginning in 1990; and

WHEREAS, As a New York State Senator, John J. Bonacic's priorities
included healthcare, property tax relief, and housing; he served as the
Deputy Republican Conference Leader for state/federal relations and
formerly served as Deputy Republican Whip; furthermore, he fought to
keep hospitals open, successfully negotiating to keep two open within
his district; and

WHEREAS, Senator John J. Bonacic was named Chairman of the Senate
Judiciary Committee and was responsible for the oversight of the
Governor's Judicial Nominations (2011); and

WHEREAS, John J. Bonacic resides in Mount Hope, New York, with his
wife, Pat, and together they are the proud parents of two children and
the loving grandparents of three grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Every citizen in New York State has most certainly
benefited, in one way or another, from the deep dedication, intelligence
and commitment former Senator John J. Bonacic brought to his work as a
legislator, loyal friend, and trusted advisor; and

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to reflect upon
those outstanding individuals who have made everlasting contributions on
behalf of their fellow man and have truly left their mark on this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize and applaud the many accomplishments of former Senator John J.
Bonacic, and to wish him well in all his future endeavors; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to former New York State Senator John J. Bonacic.

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  • 06 / Jan / 2022
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

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