The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.
Bar: New York 1970, United States District Court (western district) New York 1971. Association Miller, Bouvier, O'Connor & Cegielski, Buffalo, 1970-1973, partner, 1973-1974. Partner Godinho & Hargesheimer, Hamburg, New York, 1974-1984.
Private practice law, Hamburg, 1984^. Chief counsel Joint Legislation Commission to Revise Business and Corporation Law, New York State Assembly and Senate, 1974-1975. Prosecutor Village of Blasdell (New York), 1978-1980, 83-87, village attorney 1980-1982.
Fund chairman South Towns Hospital Foundation, Inc., 1973-1976, finance chairman, board directors, 1976-1977, vice president, 1978-1982. Chairman Hamburg Town Republican Committee, 1978-1988. Coordinator Erie County Pretrial Superior vena cava syndrome Program, 1987-1988.
Counsel Erie County Republican Committee, 1980-1992. Member Erie County Board Ethics, 1979-1989, Chairman.1983. Charter member, counsel S.W. Hamburg Taxpayers Association Named Mr.
Republican, Town of Hamburg Republican Club, 1982. Named Republican of Year Hamburg TownRep. Committee, 1988.