George Onorato

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George Onorato
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New York State Senate, District 12
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected1982
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1950 - 1952
George Onorato is a former Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 12 from 1983 to 2010.

Onorato has been the Democratic District Leader of the 36th Assembly District since 1977. While in the State Senate, he served as Vice-Chair of the Minority Conference.


Onorato received his diploma from Long Island City High School. His professional experience included working as the Secretary/Treasurer for Bricklayer's Local #41 from 1968 to 1983. He served in the 118th Medical Battalion for the United States Army from 1950 to 1952.[1]

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Onorato served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, George Onorato won re-election to the New York State Senate, District 12 with 52,667 votes.[2][3]

Onorato raised $114,275 for his campaign.[4]

New York State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png George Onorato (D) 52,667
Thomas F. Dooley (R) 12,199

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to George Onorato's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers $5,000
Sheet Metal Workers $2,000
Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Co $2,000
New York State Laborers $2,000
Pistilli Realty Group $1,500


Onorato and his wife, Athena Georgakakos, have three children.

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Preceded by
New York Senate District 12
Succeeded by
Michael Gianaris (D)