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James Tedisco's Biography
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State Senate (NY) - District 49, Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform
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James 'Jim' Nicholas Tedisco
Wife: Mary; 1 Child: Andrew
MA, Special Education, College of Saint Rose, 1977
BA, Psychology, Union College, 1972
Senator, New York State Senate, District 49, 2017-present
Former Minority Leader, New York State Assembly
Former Minority Whip, New York State Assembly
Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, District 112, 1982-2017
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 20, 2009
Member, Schenectady City Council, 1977-1982
Former Chair, Assembly Minority Task Force on Missing Children, New York State Assembly
Former Member, Banks Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member, Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member, Racing and Wagering Committee, New York State Assembly
Former Member, Rules Committee, New York State Assembly
Author, Missing Children: A psychological approach to understanding the causes and consequences of stranger and non-stranger abduction of children, 1996
Special Education Teacher/Varsity Basketball Coach, Bethlehem Central High School, 1973-1982
Athletic Director/Guidance Counselor/Varsity Basketball Coach, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School, 1973-1982
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Alumni Association, Union College, present
Member, Ballston Spa Elks Lodge 2619, present
Member, Center for HOPE, Ballston Spa, present
Member, Friends of the Schenectady Museum, present
Member, Principessa Elena Society, Saratoga Springs, present
Member, Schenectady Rotary Club, present
Member, Schenectady Saratoga County Big Brothers/Big Sisters, present
Member, Schenectady Sons of Italy, Lodge 321, present
Honorary Chair, Vascular Birthmarks Foundation, present
Member, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #514
Member, Schenectady County Republican Club
Pets (include names):
Dogs: Gracie and Guitta
Cats; Glinda and Elphaba
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