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Michael Montesano
New York State Assembly District 15
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 9, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sNassau County Community College
Bachelor'sSaint John's University
J.D.City University of New York Law School at Queens College
Office website
Michael Montesano is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010 after winning a special election. As of the 2013 session, he serves as State Assembly Assistant Minority Whip.

Montesano's other political experience is as president, vice-president, and trustee of North Shore School District Board of Education.


Montesano earned an AA from Nassau County Community College, a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Saint John's University, and a J.D. from City University of New York Law School at Queens College. [1]

Montesano is a retired police officer and detective for New York Police Department. His other professional experience includes practicing law, working as a emergency medical technician supervisor and investigator for New York City Emergency Medical Service, an adjunct professor for New York Institute of Technology, and acting village justice for Village Prosecutor Roslyn Harbor.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Montesano served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Oversight, Analysis and Investigation


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Montesano served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Montesano served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Montesano ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 15. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated Mario Ferone in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Montesano Incumbent 59.6% 27,954
     Democratic Mario Ferone 40.4% 18,951
Total Votes 46,905


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Montesano ran unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Leon Hart (D) in the general election on November 2.[4] In addition to his slot on the Republican Party ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, the Conservative Party, and the Tax Revolt party.

New York State Assembly, District 15 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Montesano (R) 21,606
Leon Hart (D) 12,730

Special election, 2010

Montesano won a special election on February 9, 2010 to replace Robert Walker, who resigned to become chief deputy Nassau County executive.[5]

Montesano defeated Democrat Matthew T. Meng.[6]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Montesano received $33,941 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Montesano's campaign in 2010
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte Of New York$3,000
Banfi Products Corp$2,500
North Shore Republican Club$1,500
Friends Of John Venditto$1,500
Bacon, Louis Moore$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $33,941


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Michael Montesano endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]


Montesano and his wife, Donna, have four children; Amanda, Carmine, Jennifer, and Michael.

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Preceded by
Robert Walker
New York Assembly District 15
February 2010-present
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