ALBANY – Jim Tedisco continues to serve local constituents at the state level, but now he’s doing it in a different chamber of the New York State Legislature.
Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) was officially sworn-in to office Wednesday, Jan. 4 to serve as the new state senator for New York’s 49th State Senate District. The longtime state assemblymen was elected last November to fill the senate seat vacated by Senator Hugh Farley last year.
“While my job title has changed and I now have a much bigger district to represent, I’m still going to be the same Jim Tedisco — as outspoken and independent a fighter for my constituents as ever,” Tedisco said in a statement. “I will work hard each and every day to not let people down and continue to be a strong voice for the people of the 49th State Senate District who have given me the honor to be their state Senator.”
Tedisco was first elected to the Assembly in 1982 and served as Minority Leader from 2005 to 2009. In the coming session, the former educator said he plans to champion legislation to fight corruption in Albany.
The 49th District includes parts of Saratoga, Schenectady and Herkimer Counties and all of Fulton and Hamilton Counties.