Andrew LanzaSenator 24th SD
Senator Andrew J. Lanza was elected to represent Staten Island’s 24th New York State Senate District on November 7, 2006. As a former New York City Council member, prosecutor, accountant and business owner, Senator Lanza brings extensive public and private experience to the Senate.
Lanza earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John’s University. In 1992, he received a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. Senator Lanza and his wife Marcele, a NYC public school teacher, have three children, Olivia, Abigail and Andrew Jack. They reside in the town of Great Kills.
During his tenure in the City Council, Lanza established himself as one of Staten Island’s most effective leaders, standing up for the best interests of the people of Staten Island. He has led the fight against overdevelopment by authoring and enacting tough and comprehensive zoning laws which will prevent overly dense and out of character construction. These new laws, the most sweeping in decades, will help preserve Staten Island’s small town suburban character, which make it such an attractive place to live and raise a family.