Donna Lupardo

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Donna A. Lupardo
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 123rd district
Assumed office
January 1, 2005
Preceded by Robert Warner
Personal details
Born (1954-08-17) August 17, 1954 (age 62)[1]
Staten Island, New York[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Scott J. Peters[2]
Residence Endwell, New York[2]
Alma mater Wagner College
Binghamton University[2]
Profession educator, politician
Website Official website

Donna A. Lupardo (born August 17, 1954)[1] is a member of the New York State Assembly representing the 123rd Assembly District, which includes the city of Binghamton, New York, as well as the towns of Vestal, New York and Union, New York.[2] The villages of Johnson City, New York and Endicott, New York are contained within the Town of Union and also make up part of the district.

Lupardo was born in Staten Island, New York. She earned a B.A. degree from Wagner College in 1976, and an M.A. degree in philosophy from the Binghamton University in 1984.[1] Prior to her election to the Assembly she served in several capacities, including as a member of the Broome County Legislature. She has also worked as a community mental health educator and was a faculty member at Binghamton University from 1980 to 1990.[1]

She was first elected to the State Assembly in November 2004, defeating the incumbent Robert Warner in the 126th Assembly District.[3] In November 2006, Lupardo was re-elected, defeating challenger Jay J. Dinga by a margin of almost 2 to 1.[4] She ran uncontested in the November 2008 general election[5][6] and won the November 2010 general election with 56 percent of the vote.[7][8]

After reapportionment, the boundaries to Lupardo's Assembly District remained unchanged, but the district number was changed from 126 to 123.[9] She was elected to her fifth term in 2012, easily defeating Broome County Legislator Julie Lewis, 62% to 38%.[10]

In 2013, Assemblywoman Lupardo was appointed Chair of the Committee on Children and Families, having previously served as the Chair of the Legislative Commission on Science and Technology.[11] She currently serves on the following committees: Children and Families; Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry; Election Law; Environmental Conservation; Higher Education; Transportation; and, Veterans' Affairs.[12] Her other leadership positions include First-Vice Chair of the Legislative Women's Caucus[13] and President of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators.[11]

Assemblywoman Lupardo's legislative accomplishments include authoring the State Green Building Construction Act and Contract Disclosure Act.[2] She also helped pass the Work Zone Safety Act and Yield-Right-Away legislation designed to keep our roadways safer.[2]

Lupardo lives in Endwell, New York with her husband, Scott J. Peters.[2]


External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Robert J. Warner
New York State Assembly, 123rd District