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Ronald Canestrari

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Ronald Canestrari
Ronald Canestrari.jpg
New York State Assembly District 106
Former Member
In office
1989 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFordham College, 1965
J.D.Fordham University School of Law, 1968
Date of birth05/22/1943
Place of birthCohoes, NY
Office website
Ronald Canestrari (b. May 22, 1943) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 106 from 1989 to 2013. Canestrari was also the Majority Leader for the New York State Assembly; vice-chair of Albany City Democratic Committee; and part of the executive committee for Albany County Democratic Committee. His political experiences also include chair of Cohoes Democratic Committee; mayor for the City of Cohoes; and deputy majority leader for the New York State Assembly.

Canestrari's professional experiences include being enlisted in the United States Army; attorney for the Federal Government; and an attorney for the United States Army.

Canestrari earned a B.S. from Fordham College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Canestrari ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. His is unopposed in the general election on November 2.[2] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 106 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Canestrari (D) 26,583


On November 4, 2008 Canestrari won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 106. He ran unopposed.

Canestrari raised $214,335 for his campaign.[3]

New York State Assembly, District 106 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Canestrari (D) 37,952

Campaign donors


In 2010, Canestrari received $163,172 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ronald Canestrari's campaign in 2010
New York State Correctional Officers$3,800
New York State United Teachers$3,800
New York State Funeral Directors Association$3,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$3,000
State Street Associates$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $163,172

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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Assembly District 106
Succeeded by
Didi Barrett (D)