|New York Senate District 55|
|1996 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|1992 - 1996|
|Place of birth||East Rochester, NY|
Alesi is currently owner/operator of Allstate Commercial Laundries, Incorporated. Alesi attended Saint John Fisher College.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alesi served on these committees:
- Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Chair
- Energy and Telecommunications
- Higher Education
- Investigations and Government Operations
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Alesi served on these committees:
- Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee, New York State Senate
- Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee, New York State Senate
- Energy and Telecommunications Committee, New York State Senate
- Higher Education Committee, New York State Senate
- Insurance Committee, New York State Senate
- Labor Committee, New York State Senate
Senator Alesi on the Property Tax Bill
Alesi's campaign website listed four main issues:
- Job Creation: "A proven business leader, he has fought for worker’s rights, as well as for reforms to the bureaucracy, high taxes, healthcare and worker’s compensation costs that impair New York’s ability to attract and retain businesses and good-paying jobs. Senator Alesi’s committment to Small Business was recognized when he received both the “Champion of New York Business Award” by the New York State Business Council and the “Champion of Small Business Award” from the Support Services Alliance, and was reaffirmed when he was twice named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business."
- Education: " A key component to stimulating the economy is investing in education. The greater Rochester region is home to nineteen colleges and universities and Senator Alesi continues to be a tireless champion of their academic and research initiatives. Believing that Rochester can lead the way in high-tech research and jobs, the Senator was instrumental in securing funding for the new Math and Science Center housed at Nazareth College. Developed by the Rochester Area Colleges, a consortium of the region’s nineteen colleges and universities, the Center will work to attract the best and brightest math and science faculty and students to the region."
- Promoting the Arts: "A strong believer that the arts are an integral part of the local economy and a child’s education, Senator Alesi continues to fight for and fund programs and organizations that allow the arts to thrive in the greater Rochester region. Two years ago, the Senator was nominated by Garth Fagan Dance for the first annual National Public Leadership in the Arts award from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Senator Alesi is also a founding sponsor of the extremely successful Rochester International Jazz Festival, which will host its ninth edition this June. Additionally the Senator has secured millions of dollars for local area arts organizations, museums and scholarship programs."
- Public Health: "Senator Alesi's concern for the health and well-being of his constituents is evident throughout the local community. He has helped to secure millions of dollars for the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital and Rochester General Hospital for research, treatment, emergency services and preventive health. The Senator sponsors an annual Family Health and Fitness Fair in Monroe County. "
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Alesi did not run for re-election in 2012.
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 55 (2010)|
|James Alesi (R)||57,025|
|Mary Wilmot (D)||50,163|
On November 4, 2008, James Alesi won the election for New York State Senate, District 55 with 85,403 votes.
Alesi raised $711,534 for his campaign.
|New York State Senate, District 55 (2008)|
|James Alesi (R)||85,403|
|David Nachbar (D)||56,229|
Listed below are the largest contributors to Alesi's 2010 campaign.
|New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Alesi's campaign in 2010|
|Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of New York||$410,000|
|New York State United Teachers||$13,500|
|James Giuliano III||$9,500|
|Cmte To Promote Upstate Manufacturing||$9,000|
|Chris Lee For Congress||$8,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$791,607|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to James Alesi's 2008 campaign.
|Monroe County Republican CMTE||$111,982|
|1737 York Realty LLC||$9,500|
|Friends for the Election of Dean Skelos||$9,500|
|Barclay Street Realty||$9,500|
|CMTE to Re-elect Senator Joseph Bruno||$9,500|
- Official New York State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Democrat and Chronicle, "Election funds fly out door in state Legislature races," October 28, 2010
- Victor Post, "Jim Alesi not running for re-election this year," May 10, 2012
- James Alesi YouTube channel
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Report on James' 2008 campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Alesi's 2010 Campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
|New York Senate District 55
| Succeeded by|
Ted O'Brien (D)