*On Nov. 6, 2012 Dave Valesky won his bid for re-election with 99 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Onondaga County Board of Elections.
Occupation— former vice-president of Communications and former host of the midday talk show “Hour CNY,” WCNY (1995-2004); former aide, former State Assembly Majority Leader Michael Bragman, (1989-1995);
Education— bachelor’s degree, SUNY Potsdam; master’s degree, University of Connecticut
Family— wife, Julie, and three sons, Brian, Nathan and Steven
Committees — chair, Temporary Committee on Rules and Administration Reform; member, Agriculture; Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation; Energy and Telecommunications; Finance; Health; Local Government; Rules; Transportation
2012 Endorsements and Ratings
For the 2012 election, the New York State Business Council has rated David Valesky with an 80 percent record of supporting legislation favoring the group’s positions on jobs, state government spending, taxes and energy.
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*In 2012, redistricting changed the 49th state Senate District to the 53rd state Senate District. The district lost DeWitt, but gained Cicero and Salina. The newly drawn 53rd Senate District includes the city of Syracuse and the southeastern corner of Onondaga County, all of Madison County and two towns in Oneida County.