Michael H. Ranzenhofer (born August 15, 1954) is an American politician from the State of New York. Since 2009, Ranzenhofer has been a Republican member of the New York State Senate from New York's 61st State Senate district.
Michael H. Ranzenhofer
|Member of the New York Senate|
from the 61st district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Mary Lou Rath|
|Member of the Erie County Legislature |
from the 4th district
16th district (1989-2004)
|Preceded by||Robert B. Anderson|
|Succeeded by||Raymond Walter|
|Born||August 15, 1954|
Queens, New York
|Residence||Amherst, New York|
|Alma mater||SUNY at Albany|
SUNY at Buffalo School of Law
Ranzenhofer graduated from SUNY at Albany with a B.A. magna cum laude in 1976. He then earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Law in 1979. He is a partner at the law firm of Friedman and Ranzenhofer. Ranzenhofer is a longtime resident of the town of Amherst, New York. He and his wife Sue have two children: Lisa and David.
Ranzenhofer served in the Erie County Legislature from 1989 through 2008. While a legislator, he has served as the Legislature's Majority Leader during the budget crisis with then County Executive Joel Giambra and Minority Leader. He served on the Community Enrichment Committee and the Human Services Committee. He reportedly considered a race for Justice of the New York State Supreme Court during his tenure in the County Legislature.
In December 2019, Ranzenhofer announced that he would not seek re-election the following fall.
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Mary Lou Rath
| New York State Senate, 61st District
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