Senator Andrew Lanza Named Deputy Leader of NYS Senate Republican Conference

Robert G. Ortt

December 22, 2020

Albany, NY — Senator Andrew Lanza, who serves his Staten Island Senate district with passion and distinction as a member of the Senate Republican Conference, today was named Deputy Leader of the Conference.

“Senator Lanza is the perfect partner to lead our Senate Republican Conference forward. He is a seasoned prosecutor and will be a strong and articulate defender of our members’ values in the same way he has been for his constituents on Staten Island. He has consistently stood up for individual freedom, small business, our law enforcement, and against Bill de Blasio and his socialist allies. His dedication to the Senate Republican Conference and depth of experience will enable him to follow the commendable path of leadership forged by Senator Joe Griffo. I look forward to Senator Lanza and our entire leadership taking on their new roles, leading our conference to success, and providing New Yorkers with the representation that they deserve,” said Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt.

“It is an honor to serve as the Senate Republican Deputy Leader during these challenging times. While arrogant and misguided policies have put our State in a downward spiral, I am confident that we can turn the tide and put New York back on track. Together with Senator Ortt and my fellow Senators, we will give a voice to the millions of New Yorkers who know that public safety, education, justice, and free market economic opportunity for all is the pathway to a better life. We shall fight back government infringements upon the liberty of our citizens, and unleash the spirit and genius of our people to change the trajectory of New York ever upward,” said Deputy Leader Lanza.

Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt also announced conference leadership positions and ranking members of committees for the 2021-2022 session. 

“I look forward to working with all of my colleagues as they take on these roles, and together the Senate Republican Conference will work to help middle-class families, struggling small businesses, and taxpayers throughout this state,” said Leader Ortt.


Andrew Lanza, Senate Minority Deputy Leader and Ranking Member of NYC Education

Tom O’Mara, Ranking Member of Finance and Ranking Member of Investigations and  Government Operations

Patty Ritchie, Chair of the Senate Minority Conference, Ranking Member of Energy and  Telecommunications, and Ranking Member of Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

Pat Gallivan, Senate Minority Whip, Ranking Member of Health, and Ranking Member of Labor

Joe Griffo, Senate Minority Assistant Leader, Ranking Member of Transportation, and Ranking Member of Cities

Sue Serino, Vice Chair of the Senate Minority Conference, Ranking Member of Aging, and Ranking Member of Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Pam Helming, Ranking Member of Housing, Construction and Community Development, and Ranking Member of Insurance

Fred Akshar, Ranking Member of Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, and Ranking Member of  Civil Service and Pensions

George Borrello, Ranking Member of Agriculture and Ranking Member of Banks

Phil Boyle, Ranking Member of Judiciary and Ranking Member of Higher Education

Daphne Jordan, Ranking Member of Racing, Gaming and Wagering, and Ranking Member of Women’s Issues

Michael Martucci, Ranking Member of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Ranking Member of  Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business

Mario Mattera, Ranking Member of Consumer Protection and Ranking Member of Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions

Peter Oberacker, Ranking Member of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and Ranking Member of Internet and Technology

Anthony Palumbo, Ranking Member of Codes and Ranking Member of Ethics and Internal Governance

Ed Rath, Ranking Member of Elections and Ranking Member of Local Government

Dan Stec, Ranking Member of Environmental Conservation and Ranking Member of Children and Families

Jim Tedisco, Ranking Member of Education and  Ranking Member of Domestic Animal Welfare

Alexis Weik, Ranking Member of Budget and Revenue and Ranking Member of Social Services