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Thomas Alfano
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New York State Assembly, District 21
Former member
In office
February 1996-2010
Bachelor'sFordham University
J.D.Fordham University School of Law
Thomas Alfano (b. September 9, 1959) is a former Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 21 from February 1996 -- after winning a special election -- until 2010. Alfano served as Assistant Minority Leader.


Alfano earned his B.A. from Fordham University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Alfano is counsel for Entwistle and Cappucci, Limited Liability Company. His professional experience includes counsel for New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos; partner of Lasora, Beneventano and Alfano, Civil LItigation; a former attorney for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom; and a former trial attorney for insurance companies.[1]

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See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Alfano did not run for re-election in 2010.


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Alfano won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 21, defeating opponent Alan Smilowitz (D).

Alfano raised $23,800 for his campaign while Smilowitz raised $3,155.[2]

New York State Assembly, District 21 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Alfano (R) 31,440
Alan Smilowitz (D) 19,010

Campaign donors

In 2008, a year in which Alfano was up for re-election, he collected $23,800 in donations.[3]

Donor Amount
New York State Association of Realtors $1,500
Stephan Schector $1,000
Sewanhaka Federation of Teachers $1,000
King Umberto Inc $600


Alfano and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children; Thomas Junior, Jacqueline and Stephanie.

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Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 21
Succeeded by
Edward Ra (R)