Bill Reilich

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William D. Reilich
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Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 134th district
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2013
Preceded by Joseph E. Robach
Supervisor of the Town of Greece, New York
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded by John T. "Jack" Auberger
Personal details
Born 1957 (age 56–57)
Political party Republican
Other political
affiliations
Conservative
Spouse(s) Amy
Children 5
Residence Greece, New York
Occupation Small businessman
Website www.billreilich.com

William D. Reilich (born 1957) is an American politician best known for having served as a New York State Assemblyman. As of 2014, he serves as Supervisor of the Town of Greece.

Reilich is a small businessman who founded an alarm systems company in 1975 which he eventually sold. He now owns Rochester Auto Design.[1]

Reilich began his political career by serving on the Greece, New York zoning and environment boards, eventually becoming the GOP chair for the Town of Greece.[2] In the early 1990s, he considered running for the Monroe County, New York legislature, but his campaign failed to materialize when redistricting required by the 1990 census left him without a seat for which to run. In 1997 he was picked by the Republican members of the county legislature, to succeed John T. Auberger who resigned to become Greece town supervisor.[3]

While in the legislature, Reilich served on the Planning and Economic Development Committee and rose to become the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He also served on the board of the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA).

Reilich successfully defended his county legislative seat in 1999[4] and ran unopposed in 2001.[5]

He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2002.[6]

In November 2013, Reilich was elected to serve as the Supervisor for the Town of Greece.[7]

In Town of Greece v. Galloway, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the practice of opening town meetings with a prayer—a practice Reilich continued from his predecessor.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brooks Picks Reilich to Top Monroe GOP", The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 2008-07-03: A1 
  2. ^ "Legislature Races about Taxes, Roads, and Growth", The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 1999-10-23: 5B 
  3. ^ "Reilich Likely to Join Legislature", The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 1997-12-03: 3B 
  4. ^ "GOP Maintains Its Hold on Monroe Legislature", The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 1999-11-03: 8A 
  5. ^ "Roundup of Monroe District Races", The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 2001-11-04: 24A 
  6. ^ "Reilich Wins in 134th Assembly District", The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 2002-11-06: 8A 
  7. ^ "Voters put Reilich in charge in Greece", Democrat and Chronicle, 2013-11-06 
  8. ^ "Town Meetings Can Have Prayer, Justices Decide". The New York Times (New York). 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
John T. "Jack" Auberger
Monroe County, New York Legislator, 19th District
January 1, 1998 – December 31, 2002
Succeeded by
Jeffrey L. McCann
Preceded by
John T. "Jack" Auberger
Greece, New York Town Supervisor
January 1, 2014 – present
Incumbent
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Joseph E. Robach
New York State Assembly, 134th District
January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2013
Vacant
Resigned to become Greece Town Supervisor
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chairman of the Town of Greece, New York Republican Committee Succeeded by
Preceded by
Stephen Minarik
Chairman of the Monroe County, New York Republican Committee
July 2, 2008 – present
Incumbent