|Name Michael Nozzolio|
Role New York State Senator
|Education Cornell University|
Mural dedication letter from senator michael f nozzolio and govenor paterson
Michael F. Nozzolio (born April 10, 1951) is the former New York State Senator for the 54th district. He is a Republican. He was first elected in 1992. The 54th district includes parts of the city of Auburn, New York, Geneva, New York, and part or all of the following counties, Wayne County, Ontario County, Cayuga County, Tompkins County, Seneca County, and Monroe County. Nozzolio did not seek re-election in 2016, and was succeeded by Pam Helming.
Nozzolio was born on April 10, 1951, in Seneca Falls, New York, the son of Anna and Albert F. Nozzolio. He and his wife, Rosemary, live in Fayette, in Seneca County, New York. He studied Industrial and Labor Relations as an undergraduate at Cornell University where he also earned a master's degree in Public Administration and Agricultural Economics. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law. Nozzolio also served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves and is currently a Commander in the New York Naval Militia.
In 2011, Nozzolio voted against the Marriage Equality Act, which the Senate passed 33-29. roll call
Nozzolio has also been awarded the Father Joseph P. Beatini Memorial Award and was the recipient of the prestigious Jerome Alpern Distinguished Alumni Award from the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a Cornell University alumnus. Nozzolio currently serves as a member of the Cornell University Council and on the Board of the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park. Nozzolio is also a member of the First Niagara Bank Advisory Board.
In 2016, Nozzolio announced that he would not seek reelection, citing the prohibitive recovery period for an upcoming open-heart surgery.