John Bonacic

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John J. Bonacic
Member of the New York State Senate
from the 42nd district
Assumed office
January 1, 2003
Preceded by Neil Breslin
Member of the New York State Senate
from the 40th district
In office
January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2002
Preceded by Charles D. Cook
Succeeded by Vincent Leibell
Member of the New York State Assembly from the 95th district
In office
January 1, 1993 – December 31, 1998
Preceded by Nancy Calhoun
Succeeded by Howard Mills III
Member of the New York State Assembly from the 94th district
In office
February 20, 1990 – December 31, 1992
Preceded by Mary M. McPhillips
Succeeded by Nancy Calhoun
Personal details
Born (1942-06-14) June 14, 1942 (age 74)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Pat Bonacic
Residence Mount Hope, New York
Alma mater Iona College (B.A.)
Fordham University (J.D.)
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]
Website Official website

John J. Bonacic (born June 14, 1942 in New York City) is the Republican New York State Senator from the 42nd District (which includes all or parts of Delaware, Sullivan, Orange, and Ulster Counties). Bonacic was first elected in November 1998.

Personal life and education[edit]

Bonacic is of Croatian ancestry,[2] his grandparents were immigrants from Croatia.[3] He received his Bachelor of Arts from Iona College in 1964, majoring in Economics. He received his JD at Fordham University School of Law in 1968.

Political career[edit]

On February 20, 1990, Bonacic was elected to the New York State Assembly, to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Mary M. McPhillips as Orange County Executive.[4] Bonacic was re-elected four times and remained in the Assembly until 1998, sitting in the 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st and 192nd New York State Legislatures. In November 1998, he was elected to the New York State Senate, and has been re-elected every two years.

He currently serves as a member of the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction & Community Development.

He serves as a member of several other Senate committees, including: Judiciary; Banks; and Racing, Gaming and Wagering.[5]

Bonacic voted against same-sex marriage legislation on December 2, 2009; the bill was defeated.[6] He also voted against the state's 2011 Marriage Equality Act, which the Senate passed 33-29.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blain, Glenn. "NY abortion bill finally gets support from a GOP senator". NY Daily News. Retrieved 18 March 2017. I come from a Catholic family, I don't believe in abortions but that's a family choice, 
  2. ^ Dnevno.hr Ratko Martinović: Loš PR u dijaspori - Koje su svjetski poznate osobe podrijetlom Hrvati, a da to niste ni znali, 28. listopada 2012. (Croatian)
  3. ^ "Statement by Senator John Bonacic". NYSenate.gov. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ 3 Assembly Victors Favor Death Penalty in the New York Times on February 21, 1990
  5. ^ "About John J. Bonacic". Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  6. ^ Vote against same-sex marriage by Bonacic. Archived 2015-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Mary M. McPhillips
New York State Assembly
94th District

1990–1992
Succeeded by
Nancy Calhoun
Preceded by
Nancy Calhoun
New York State Assembly
95th District

1993–1998
Succeeded by
Howard Mills III
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Charles D. Cook
New York State Senate
40th District

1999–2002
Succeeded by
Vincent Leibell
Preceded by
Neil Breslin
New York State Senate
42nd District

2003–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
John L. Sampson
New York State Senate
Chairman of the Judiciary Committee

2011–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Eric Adams
New York State Senate
Chairman of the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering

2011–present
Incumbent