John A. DeFrancisco
  • Republican
  • Independence
  • Conservative
First Elected: 1992
Age: [agecalc  birthdate="1946-10-16" years="" ]
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*On Nov. 6, 2012 John DeFrancisco won his bid for re-election with 86 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Onondaga Board of Elections.

Occupation— DeFrancisco Law Firm in Syracuse; Adjunct Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law; Assistant District Attorney, Onondaga County; associate, Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett law firm in New York City; Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force

Education— high school, Christian Brothers Academy; bachelor of science, Syracuse University’s College of Engineering; Juris Doctor, Duke University

Family— wife, Linda, three grown children, eight grandchildren

Committees— chairman, Finance; member, Banks; Codes; Judiciary

Community Involvement— past Vice President of the Conference of Large City Boards of Education; two terms as President of the Central New York Leukemia Society, member of the National Board of Trustees of Central New York Leukemia Society, charter member of the Board of Trustees and first President of the Central New York Combined Health Appeal.

Voting Record (from Project Vote Smart)

Social Media


2012 Endorsements and Ratings

For the 2012 election, the New York State Business Council has rated John DeFrancisco with a 90 percent record of supporting legislation favoring the group’s positions on jobs, state government spending, taxes and energy.


Search disclosure reports from the New York State Board of Elections
View a summary of DeFrancisco’s fundraising from the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

Contact Information

Albany Office
Room 307 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-3511

Syracuse District Office
800 State Office Building
333 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 428-7632

District Description

*In 2012, voting districts were redrawn. The district now includes parts of Onondaga and Cayuga counties.

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