This week, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) welcomed former Assemblyman Jim Bacalles to the Assembly Chamber in Albany. Bacalles, who preceded Palmesano, served in the Assembly from 1995 to 2010.
“It’s a great privilege for me to welcome former Assemblyman Jim Bacalles back to the Assembly,” said Palmesano. “Not only was Jim my predecessor, but he is also my mentor and friend. I had the honor of working for Jim from 1995 to 2004, and during that time, I gained a wealth of knowledge from him. Jim was a dedicated servant to the people of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes Region, and I want to personally thank him for his years of service to our area.”