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politician , member of the New York State Senate

Caesar Trunzo, American State legislator. Member Islip (New York) Town Planning Board; president Brentwood (New York) Republican Club, 1960-1961; treasurer Islip Republican Town Committee, 1962-1989, chairman, since 1989; councilman Town of Islip, 1965-1972. Member National Association Accts., Knights of Columbus (charter), Sons of Italy, Brentwood Lions.


Trunzo, Caesar was born on May 11, 1926 in Brooklyn. Son of Louis and Josephine (Gangemi) Trunzo.


He graduated from Fort Hamilton High School, Brooklyn, and Heffley & Browne Business College.


Chairman, environment conservation committee. State senate New York. Bookkeeper Pyramid Motor Freight, 1947—1948.

Accounting clerk Sun Chemical Corporation, Long Island City, 1948—1950, Frigidaire Sales Corporation, New York, 1950—1952. Accounting supervisor Fairchild Stratos Division, Bay Shore, 1952—1962. Member, town planning board Islip, New York, 1959—1965.

President Brentwood Republican Club, 1960—1961. Assistant treasurer Dayton T. Brown Inc., Bohemia, 1962—1967. Treasurer, representative town committee Islip, 1962—1989.

Councilman, 1965—1972. State senator District 3 New York, since 1973. Chairman, since 1989.

Chairman, majority program development committee. Member, finance, housing & community development, investigations, taxation & government operations, local government & veterans committees. Chairman, civil service & pensions committee.


He also entered politics as a Republican. Trunzo remained town party chairman until March 2009.


He was a member of the Islip Town Planning Board from 1959 until he became councilman of the Town of Islip in 1965. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1973 to 2008, sitting in the 180th, 181st, 182nd, 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th, 196th and 197th New York State Legislatures.


Married Lorraine M. Ashraway, 1948. Children: Laura, Michael.

Louis Trunzo

Josephine (Gangemi) Trunzo

Lorraine M. Ashraway

Laura Trunzo

Michael Trunzo