Wife: Christel; 2 Children: Owen, Chirsten
- BA, History/Political Science, Hofstra College, 1956
- Vice President Pro Tempore, New York State Senate
- Senior Assistant Majority Leader, New York State Senate, 2010-2012
- Senator, New York State Senate, 1972-2012
- Assistant Minority Leader for Policy and Administration, 2008-2010
- No committee memberships found.
- No caucus information on file.
- United States Marine Corps
- National Director, American Legislative Exchange Council, present
- Member, Babylon Lodge #793, Free & Accepted Masons
- Member, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Babylon, present
- Founding Chair, Foster Grandparents Program, Suffolk County
- Member, New York State Public Authorities Control Board
- Former Vice-President, Salvation Army, Babylon Town Unit
- Former President, West Babylon Lions Club