George A. Amedore, Jr. was first elected to the New York State Senate on November 4, 2014. He represents the 46th District, which consists of all of Montgomery and Greene Counties, and portions of Schenectady, Albany, and Ulster Counties.
Senator Amedore serves as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and as co-Chair of the bipartisan Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. In this role, he has been a leader in passing legislation to help those who are struggling with addiction. Senator Amedore’s four-pronged approach to addressing the addiction issues in our communities focuses on prevention, treatment, recovery services, and giving law enforcement the resources they need to get high level drug dealers off the streets. Under Senator Amedore’s leadership, this year’s budget included a record increase for resources to address the heroin crisis, and a comprehensive legislative package will finally give real help and relief to so many New Yorker’s who are battling addiction.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, he served as the Assemblyman for the 105th Assembly District, covering Montgomery and Schenectady Counties. He was first elected in a special election on July 31, 2007; and was re-elected in 2008 and 2010.
The oldest of five boys, George Amedore was born and raised in Schenectady County. He serves as Vice-President of Amedore Homes, a second-generation, family-owned business that has built homes for thousands of families throughout the Capital Region and has created hundreds of jobs. He brings his experience as a small business man to his role as a Senator, championing lower taxes and reducing regulations on New York businesses to encourage them to grow and improve the states’ economic climate.
In 2011, George Amedore was active in connecting state and local resources to families and communities that were impacted by the devastating floods that followed Tropical Storms Irene and Lee, and today, as the Senator for those communities, he remains involved in their efforts to rebuild stronger than ever and is committed to seeing a complete revitalization in the affected communities.
The Amedore family has been involved in many charitable endeavors throughout the Capital Region, including rebuilding the family room at Albany’s Ronald McDonald House, the construction of a new hospice facility, the remodeling of Camp Amedore — an Adirondack-style family space at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center – and the construction of a local memorial to honor our veterans.
Senator Amedore resides in Rotterdam with Joelle, his wife of more than 25 years, and their three children: George, Anthony and Bria.