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Ronald 'Ron' J. Canestrari
JD, Fordham University School of Law, 1968
BS, Fordham College, 1965
Executive Committee, Albany County Democratic Committee, 1988-present
Assemblymember, New York State Assembly, 1988-present
Deputy Majority Leader, New York State Assembly
Vice-Chair, Albany City Democratic Committee, 1994-2012
Majority Leader, New York State Assembly, 2007-2012
Chair, Cohoes Democratic Committee, 1982-1991
Mayor, City of Cohoes, 1976-1989
Chair, Assembly Intern Committee, present
Chair, Assembly Working Group on Television Coverage, present
Chair, Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment
Attorney, Federal Government
Attorney, United States Army.
Enlisted, United States Army, 1969-1971
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board Member, Saint Anne's Institute School Foundation, 1991-present
Executive Committee, American Legion E.T. Ruane Post, 1979-present
Board Member, Samaritan House Foundation, 1977-present
Founding Member/Chair, Hudson-Mohawk Urban Cultural Park Commission
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, New York State Conference of Mayors, 1976-1989
President, New York State Conference of Mayors, 1983
Board, Cohoes-Waterford Elks Club, 1977
Cohoes Knights of Columbus, 1977
Loyal Order of Moose - Cohoes, 1977
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