Harry Bronson was elected to the New York State Assembly in November 2010. The district includes parts of the City of Rochester and the towns of Chili and Henrietta. Harry’s passion for social justice, equality and fairness has defined his public service, legal and business careers. One of twelve children, Harry knows the meaning of sacrifice and that working together helps families and communities grow. He understands the importance of a good education and as a county legislator he was a strong advocate for Monroe Community College. After earning his undergraduate degree in Public Justice from SUNY Oswego, Harry went on to the University of Buffalo, where he earned his Juris Doctor. He is a former partner at the law firm of Blitman and King, where he focused on anti-discrimination employment law, labor issues, employee benefits and litigation. In addition, Harry has practiced in the areas of commercial development, industrial revenue bonds and other complex business transactions. He is recognized as an authority in and has lectured throughout the state on employment law and public justice issues. Harry also teaches Employment Law at Cornell University, Industrial Labor Relations School as an adjunct instructor. As a small business owner, Harry also understands the struggles businesses face in our state. He knows that small businesses are the backbone of our economic engine, making-up a significant portion of the employment sector. Harry is a co-owner of Equal=Grounds, a coffee house noted as a neighborhood meeting place in the Southwedge part of the 138th Assembly District. Community service was instilled in Harry at an early age and giving back to the community is key to his service as a public official. He has served on numerous non-profit boards of directors holding leadership positions in many. He is honored to have served the families of the 24th Legislative District throughout his entire tenure as a leader, first as Assistant Minority Leader (2006-2007) and then Minority Leader of the Legislature (2007-2010). Harry will use his diverse background to serve the families in the 138th Assembly District.