|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the 15th district
|Assumed office |
February 9, 2010
|Preceded by||Rob Walker|
|Born||October 16, 1954|
Brooklyn, New York
|Residence||Glen Head, New York|
|Alma mater||St. John's University|
CUNY Law School
Montesano was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Gravesend, Brooklyn. He attended Saints Simon & Jude Elementary School. He graduated from William E. Grady High School in 1973, after which he worked for the Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority. He became at dispatcher/EMT with the New York City Emergency Medical Service in 1974, and was eventually promoted to supervising EMT. Montesano moved to Glen Head, New York, in 1979. He became a police officer in the New York City Police Department in 1981, and was later promoted to detective.
Montesano received an A.A.S. degree in Police Science from Nassau County Community College in 1983, followed by a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from St. John's University. In 1989 he earned his law degree (J.D.) from the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association.
Montesano started his own private practice law firm in 1990. He has served as Acting Village Justice and a Village Prosecutor for Roslyn Harbor. He has also been President of the North Shore School District Board of Education, and adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology.
In February 2010, he won a special election to replace Assembly Rob Walker, who vacated the seat after being named Deputy County Executive of Nassau County, New York. Montesano has two grown children, Jennifer and Carmine, and resides in Glen Head with his wife Donna and her two children, Amanda and Michael.
February 2010 special election, NYS Assembly, 15th ADEdit
November 2010 general election, NYS Assembly, 15th ADEdit
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- "Special Election Results, 15th Assembly District: February 9, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. March 23, 2010.
- "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 18, 2013.