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.
A Glen Head resident since 1979, Montesano was a police officer and detective for the NYPD for a decade and also served as an EMT supervisor and investigator for the NYC Emergency Medical Service.
Montesano started his own private practice law firm in 1990 and served as Acting Village Justice in Roslyn Harbor. He also was a Village Prosecutor for Roslyn Harbor and adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology.
He also served as a President, Vice-President and Trustee of the North Shore School District Board of Education and has volunteered for a variety of community groups.
He received an associate degree from Nassau County Community College, bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University, and law degree from CUNY Law School at Queens College.