Thomas Alfano

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Thomas Alfano
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
22nd district: 1996–2002
21st district: 2003–2010
Personal details
Born (1959-09-01) September 1, 1959 (age 57)[1]
Brooklyn, New York[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jacqueline[1]
Children three[1]
Residence North Valley Stream, NY[1]
Alma mater Fordham University[1]
Profession lawyer, politician

Thomas W. "Tom" Alfano (born September 9, 1959)[1] was a Republican Party member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 21st Assembly district. The district includes Elmont, Franklin Square, North Valley Stream, Malverne, Floral Park, and West Hempstead.


He was an honors graduate of St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary. He then earned a B.A. from Fordham University, where he was valedictorian. In 1984, he received a Juris Doctor degree from the Fordham University School of Law.[1][2]

Alfano worked as an attorney at several law firms in New York City, including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.[2] He served as counsel to New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos from 1988 to 1996. He then became the Chairman of the Town of Hempstead Public Employees Relations Board from 1990 to 1996.

He became a member of the New York State Assembly in February 1996, after winning a special election. He stepped down from the Assembly at the end of 2010.[3]

Alfano resides in North Valley Stream, New York. He and his wife Jacqueline have three children: Thomas Jr., Jacqueline, and Stephanie.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Thomas W. Alfano". Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Tom Alfano". Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ Murphy, William (June 7, 2010). "Two veteran LI GOP assemblymen calling it quits". Newsday. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Vincent Muscarella
New York State Assembly, 22nd District
February 1996–2002
Succeeded by
Barry Grodenchik
Preceded by
Robert Barra
New York State Assembly, 21st District
Succeeded by
Edward Ra