Monday, Jan. 9, began the formal start of legislative work in Albany, and marked the introduction of one of Grand Island's representatives.
Sean Ryan was officially introduced to his colleagues as a member of the New York State Assembly. Ryan was elected in a special election on Sept. 13th, to complete the term of former Assemblyman Sam Hoyt. Although Monday marked Ryan's first official day in the Assembly, he participated in the special legislative session in December, which saw the passage of historic tax reform legislation.
"It has been my distinct honor to represent the people of the 144th district since I was elected back in September," said Ryan. "As this legislative session kicks off, I look forward to partnering with my colleagues and the governor to continue to create an Albany that the people of New York can be proud of."
Ryan, pictured at far right, was joined by family members and, to his immediate right, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.