Lupardo Elected President of NY Italian-American State Legislators

February 15, 2013

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she was elected to serve as President of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators for a two year term.

Lupardo has been a member of the conference since 2005. It is a bipartisan organization of New York State Assembly and Senate members of Italian descent. The Conference mission is to highlight Italian-American contributions to the State of New York and to promote Italian heritage and culture.

"My parents would be very proud to know that I am honoring my Italian heritage in this way," said Assemblywoman Lupardo whose relatives were all from the Salerno area of Italy.

They hold an annual Italian Festival at the Capital, and sponsor a college scholarship competition which has been won several times by area high school students.