Bill Nojay

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Bill Nojay
Awaiting the start of the 2014 Memorial Day parade in Conesus, New York. (Nojay is wearing the blue blazer.)
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 133rd district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded by David Gantt by redistricting
Personal details
Born (1956-11-24) November 24, 1956 (age 59)
Rochester, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Debra
Children three
Residence Pittsford, New York
Alma mater Colgate University and Columbia University
Profession Politician, Attorney and Radio Host
Website Official website

Bill Nojay (born 1956) is an American politician and member of the New York State Assembly.[1] He represents the 133rd Assembly District which includes parts of Steuben and Monroe counties and all of Livingston County.[1]

Nojay was born and raised in Rochester, New York, where his father worked at Eastman Kodak.[1] He earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and graduated from Columbia University with degrees from their law school and business school.[2] In 1996, Nojay was appointed by Governor George Pataki as commissioner of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority.[1] He would also serve on the Executive Committee of the Genesee Transportation Council and as chairman of the Regional Trails Initiative Steering Committee for the Rochester region. He later served as chief operating officer of Detroit’s transportation system under Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.[1]

Nojay also has a long history of support for international democratic movements. He has worked in Nepal, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Libya. He also worked extensively inside Cambodia on behalf of the Khmer People’s National Liberation Front. He is currently the director and secretary treasurer of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, a group that advocates for democracy in Iran.[3]

After redistricting Nojay challenged and defeated Steuben County Legislator Randy Weaver winning a vacant seat in the newly created 133rd Assembly District.[4]

Nojay also hosts a regionally syndicated conservative talk radio show, which predates his election to the state legislature. The program originates from WYSL.


  • Committee on Cities
  • Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
  • Committee on Election Law
  • Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development
  • Committee on Transportation


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New York Assembly
Preceded by
David F. Gantt
New York State Assembly, 133rd District
January 1, 2013 – present