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John W. Lavelle

Born: Jan 26, 1949

Death: Jan 24, 2007

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

John W. Lavelle

Date of Birth : Jan 26, 1949
Date of Death : Jan 24, 2007
Birth Place : Brooklyn

John W. Lavelle formerly represented the 61st Assembly District in the New York State Assembly, which comprises much of the North Shore of Staten Island. Lavelle, a former executive with Met Life, was a champion for the poor and less fortunate. He served as a member of the New York State Charter Commission for Staten Island in 1993, and became Staten Island Democratic Party Chairman in 1999. He was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 2000, filling the seat formerly occupied by Assemblywoman Betty Connelly. He served on a number of committees, including Government Employees, Social Services, Veterans Affairs and Mental Health, among others. Assemblyman Lavelle was known for sponsoring bills calling for the same benefits of those who died in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing as those who died in the 2001 attack and for being an advocate for stronger gun control laws. In addition, Lavelle spent over 20 years working for quality health care by serving on the Community Advisory Board for the Sisters of Charity Health Care System at St. Vincent's Medical Center.


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