Michael Venditto was elected into the New York State Senate in 2014. He believes we should be working together to give all New Yorkers the opportunity to succeed. He wants to make state government more responsive and by working in a collaborative, bi-partisan manner, he is achieving results. His hard work and dedication, will help improve our lives and make Long Island a more enjoyable and affordable place to live and work.
Michael has spent his entire life in the South Shore communities that make up the 8th Senate District. He attended public schools and graduated from Farmingdale High School. Earned his college and law degrees on Long Island and now he lives in Massapequa, with his wife, Antonella, and their son, Andrew.
Michael cares deeply about helping our middle class families. A homeowner, he understands the impact of high property taxes on hardworking families, young professionals and senior citizens who struggle to make ends meet on fixed incomes. As a Nassau County Legislator, Michael was a bridge between government and private businesses to promote new housing opportunities for families and he never voted to raise county taxes.
He's been a champion for small business, working with local Chambers of Commerce to recognize and promote the risk takers who are creating jobs in our community.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Michael was frequently seen rolling up his sleeves to bring supplies and relief to families displaced by the raging storm. He worked tirelessly to help homeowners and businesses with post-storm cleanup and even hand-delivered relief checks to some families to help with recovery.
Michael believes that there is no better place than Long Island to live and raise a family and he is committed to preserving our outstanding quality of life. He's an advocate for strong schools, and responds to citizens' concerns about issues that threaten our communities.
Michael can frequently be seen at street fairs, youth athletic activities, dedications and events that benefit local charities, because he believes elected representatives need to be accessible to their communities.
Michael wants to use his energy to keep improving our communities, fight for our fair share of state aid for Long Island schools, hold the line on taxes, and help create jobs and opportunities to allow hardworking Long Islanders to succeed.
For the 2015-16 Session, Senator Venditto serves as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection. He also serves on the following committees: Codes, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, Higher Education, Insurance, Judiciary, Labor, Libraries , and the bipartisan Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.