Phil Palmesano

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Philip A. Palmesano
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 132nd district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Jim Bacalles
Personal details
Born (1969-04-25) April 25, 1969 (age 48)[1]
Hornell, New York[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Laura[2]
Children two[2]
Residence Corning, New York[2]
Alma mater St. Bonaventure University[2]
Profession politician
Website Official website

Philip A. "Phil" Palmesano[2] (born April 25, 1969)[1] is an American politician and member of the New York State Assembly. He represents the 132nd Assembly District which includes parts of Steuben and Chemung counties and all of Schuyler and Yates counties.

Palmesano was born in the city of Hornell, New York,[1] and graduated from Hornell High School in 1987.[2] He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from St. Bonaventure University in 1991.[2] After college he worked as an aide to several federal and state lawmakers including former State Assembly members Donald Davidsen and Jim Bacalles, who both represented parts of the district that Palmesano now represents.[2] He worked as the district director for former Congressman Randy Kuhl in 2004 before joining the staff of former State Senator George Winner.

In 2009, Palmesano was elected to represent the city of Corning in the Steuben County Legislature. He served on the Agriculture, Industry and Planning Committee, and the Human Services, Health and Education Committees. In 2010, he was elected to the State Assembly as a Republican, defeating Independent democrat Jason Jordon.[3]

Palmesano and his wife Laura reside in Corning with their two children, Leah and Sam.[2]


  • Energy Committee
  • Libraries and Education Technology
  • Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
  • Real Property Taxation
  • Oversight, Analysis and Investigations Committee
  • New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Legislative Preview: Meet The New Members". The Capitol. Manhattan Media. January 6, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Philip A. Palmesano: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Palmesano to keep district office location". January 12, 2011. [dead link]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Francis L. Gehl
Steuben County, New York Legislator, 2nd District
January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
Succeeded by
Hilda T. Lando
New York Assembly
Preceded by
James G. Bacalles
New York State Assembly, 136th District
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Succeeded by
Joseph D. Morelle
Preceded by
Joseph D. Morelle
New York State Assembly, 132nd District
January 1, 2013 – present