George Onorato

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George Onorato
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New York State Senate District 12
Former Senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Retired
George Onorato was a Democratic member of the New York State Senate. Onorato has been the Democratic District Leader of the 36th Assembly District since 1977. He joined the New York State Senate in 1983 and served in that position utnil 2011. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Minority Conference, representing the 12th District.

Onorato served in the 118th Medical Battalion for the United States Army from 1950 to 1952. He then worked as Secretary/Treasurer for Bricklayer's Local #41 from 1968 to 1983.

Onorato received his diploma from Long Island City High School.



On November 4, 2008 George Onorato won the election for New York State Senate, District 12 with 52,667 votes.

Onorato raised $114,275 for his campaign.[1]

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

Committee assignments

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


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

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Political offices
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New York Senate District 12
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