Republican State Senator Andrew J. Lanza has represented Staten Island’s 24th New York State Senate District since November 7, 2006.
Before entering politics, Andrew was an accountant, a business owner and Assistant District Attorney under Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau.
He received his BS in accounting from St. John’s University, and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law, 1993.
Prior to his election to the State Senate, Andrew was elected to the New York City Council in 2001 and re-elected for a second term in 2003 to the 51st Council District on the South Shore of Staten Island, representing over 150,000 constituents. He was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2005 as well.
Out of 51 councilmembers, he was just one of three Republicans. At the City Council he sat on the Education Committee, Land Use Committee, Sanitation and Solid Waste Committee, Standards and Ethics Committee, Environmental and Transportation Committee, as well as the sub-committee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions.
In the State Senate, he serves on a number of committees, including the Committee on Aging, Cities Codes, Education, Judiciary, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and Transportation. He is also Chairman on the Ethics Committee, and most recently, he has worked tirelessly to give assistance to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Andrew lives in Great Kills with his wife Marcele and the couple’s three children: Olivia, Abigail and Andrew Jack.