John DeFrancisco

John DeFrancisco represented District 50 in the New York State Senate from 1993 to 2018.
The former state senator recounts his 26 years in Albany.
Mark Peters
Rounding up the week’s political news.
District 50
He wanted to run for governor. Now Democrats want his district.
Grey box with words "Winners & Losers" written in black
It's a "slam-bang, difficult world" that produces plenty of Winners & Losers.
State Sen. John DeFrancisco arguing on the floor of the New York Senate.
As session winds down some small measures squeak through.
New York State Capitol
A missing GOP senator lead to a chaotic power struggle.
Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman leaves his apartment building hours after resigning.
Who fell off the Albany Power 100 in 2018.
Marcus Molinaro in Rockefeller Center
GOP gubernatorial candidate on how to beat Cuomo, and which "Star Wars" character he'd be.
The empty Assembly Chamber in the state Capitol in Albany
A host of forthcoming retirements will put some GOP seats in play.
Departures by Marchione, DeFrancisco and Bonacic give the GOP more reason to worry.