Anthony J. Brindisi represents the 119th Assembly District. Situated in the Mohawk Valley, in the heart of New York State, the district includes the cities of Utica and Rome and the towns of Floyd, Frankfort, Marcy and Whitestown. He was elected to the State Assembly in a special election on Sept. 13, 2011. Born and raised in Utica, Brindisi studied history at Siena College before receiving his Juris Doctor Degree from Albany Law School in 2004. He wanted his children to grow up with grandparents nearby, just as he did, so he returned home to Utica after graduation where he lives with his wife, Erica, an instructor at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC), and their two children. As a former Utica School Board Member and father of two young children, Brindisi is committed to making sure kids have all the tools they need to succeed. That includes a safe environment to grow up in and our fair share of state education funding. Brindisi has pledged to work hard – both within his own party and across the aisle – to create more well-paying jobs in the Mohawk Valley, so our children and grandchildren also have the opportunity to stay close to home when they graduate. Brindisi was admitted to the New York State Bar and Federal District Bar for the Northern District of New York in 2004, and is affiliated with the Utica-based firm Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. In addition to his professional duties, Brindisi has held board positions with the Children’s Museum of History, Natural Science, Science & Technology in Utica and the Greater Utica Community Food Bank.