New York State Senator, Vice President Pro Tempore
44th District (parts of Albany County and parts of Rensselaer County)
Neil David Breslin, Democrat, is currently serving as New York State Senator representing the 44th District, which consists of parts of Albany County and parts of Rensselaer County. Born as one of six children, Neil is a lifelong resident of Albany.
Peter V. Coffey, having practiced law for almost 60 years, is currently semi-retired. Upon graduation from Albany Law School, where he was a member of law review, Mr. Coffey served as confidential law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Robert O. Brink. Mr.
Ellen Holtzman is a Rockland County attorney who has dedicated her legal practice to family and matrimonial law at the Law Office of Ellen B. Holtzman since 1989. Based in Rockland’s county seat, New City, she has established an impressive record of results throughout New York State in the Family Courts, Supreme Courts, and the Appellate Division and is well known for representing both men and women in complex matrimonial and child custody cases.
Anne E. McCaffrey is the President and CEO of Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport and was previously the 57th Mayor of the City of Lockport.
McCaffrey received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a Minor in French from Nazareth College of Rochester and went on to obtain a Master of Science Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Rochester, with a concentration in health policy.
Michael Montesano has served in the New York State Assembly since 2010. He is currently the Minority Whip and Ranking Minority Member on the Assembly Judiciary Committee, as well as a Member of the Rules, Ways and Means, Codes, Ethics and Guidance, and Oversight, Analysis and Investigation Committees.