Andrew Lanza named number 2 Republican in New York Senate

“While arrogant and misguided policies have put our State in a downward spiral, I am confident that we can turn the tide and put New York back on track,” he said. “We shall fight back government infringements upon the liberty of our citizens, and unleash the spirit and genius of our people to change the trajectory of New York ever upward.”

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Republicans in the New York Senate announced Tuesday that State Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-South Shore) would be named their deputy leader for the session set to begin next month.


Lanza, the South Shore’s state senator since 2007, cruised to an unopposed victory in his November election. He’s been a vocal critic of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approach to COVID-19 shutdowns, and said he looks forward to joining his fellow Senate Republicans to advance their agenda.


“While arrogant and misguided policies have put our State in a downward spiral, I am confident that we can turn the tide and put New York back on track,” he said. “We shall fight back government infringements upon the liberty of our citizens, and unleash the spirit and genius of our people to change the trajectory of New York ever upward.”


Earlier this month, the senator made a visible show of support for the owners of Mac’s Public House, who drew national attention when they continued to open their doors to customers in violation of Cuomo’s order banning indoor service at restaurants and bars, which at the time impacted only half the borough.


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