Michael J. Norris was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2016. His district includes parts of Niagara, Erie and Orleans Counties. Mike received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Niagara University and Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2006. He will fight to create jobs by eliminating needless regulations suffocating businesses, advocate for stronger ethics laws and champion the protection of local home rule. Since his admission to the Bar, Mike has engaged in general practice concentrating in the areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estate Planning, and Municipal Law and is a partner in the law firm of Seaman Norris, LLP. He has served as the Attorney for the Town of Lockport, Town of Somerset, and Village of Cassadaga, the Third Corporation Counsel for the City of Lockport and the Prosecutor for the Towns of Lockport and Hartland. Mike is a member of the Lockport, Niagara County, Erie County and New York State Bar Associations. Mike also worked for the New York State Senate and Assembly, served as a Niagara County Election Commissioner and interned in the City of Lockport Mayor’s office. An active community leader, Mike is a member and past president of the Lockport Rotary Club and member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Lockport. He is also a past member of the Tony Nemi’s Youth Sportsman’s League and LCTV Board of Directors. Mike was one of 12 members selected in the Greater Niagara Newspapers’ Inaugural Under 40 Class in 2015 and received the Paul Harris Award from Lockport Rotary in 2013. He is a lifelong Lockport resident and graduate of Lockport High School.