Party affiliation: Republican
Intern to John H. Terry United States House of Representatives, 1971, district aide to Republican William F. Walsh, 1973, campaign manager to Gary Lee, 1978, counsel to Republican Gary Lee, 1979—1982. Research assistant for Taylor Law New York Joint Legislature Committee, 1971—1972. Senior staff assistant to the minority leader New York State Assembly, 1976—1978, member District 128, 1983—1992.
Member District 53 New York State Senate, 1993—2002, member District 54, since 2003. Judge Advocate General officer United States Naval Reserve, Commander New York Naval Militia.
Denomination: Roman Catholic