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Betty Little's Biography

Office: State Senate (NY) - District 45, Republican, Conservative, Independence Party Assistant Minority Leader for Policy and Administration

Contact Information

Legislative Office Building, Room 711B
Albany, NY 12247

5 Warren Street, Suite 3
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Full Name:

Elizabeth 'Betty' O'Connor Little

Gender:

Female

Family:

Divorced; 6 Children: Elizabeth, David, Robert, Thomas, Carolyn, Luke

Birth Date:

09/28/1940

Birth Place:

Glens Falls, NY

Home City:

Queensbury, NY

Religion:

Roman Catholic

BS, Elementary Education, College of Saint Rose, 1962

Assistant Minority Leader for Policy and Administration, New York State Senate, 2019-present

Senator, New York State Senate, District 45, 2003-present

Former Minority Program Development Chair, New York State Senate

Former Deputy Majority Whip, New York State Senate

Majority Steering Chair, New York State Senate, 2017-2019

Candidate, New York State Senate, District 45, 2018

Deputy Majority Leader for Intergovernmental Affairs, New York State Senate, 2010-2016

Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, 1995-2002

At-Large-Supervisor, Queensbury, Warren County Board of Supervisors, 1986-1995

Budget Officer, Warren County, 1990-1991

Former Member, Civil Services & Pensions Committee, New York State Senate

Former Member, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, New York State Senate

Former Chair, Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks, and Recreation Committee, New York State Senate, present

Former Member, Education Committee, New York State Senate

Former Member, Energy and Telecommunications Committee, New York State Senate

Former Member, Local Government Committee, New York State Senate

Former Member, Medicaid Reform Task Force, New York State Senate

Real Estate Agent, Fitzgerald Realty of Glens Falls, 1995-2002

Teacher, Queensbury School, 1962-1966

Teacher, New York City Public School 8, Staten Island, 1963-1965

Director, Double H Hole in the Woods Camp, 2005-present

Trustee, Paul Smith College, 2003-present

Director, Arrow Financial and Glens Falls National, 2000-present

Member, New York State Commission on Restoration of Capitol, 1996-present

Member, Zonta Club of Glens Falls, 1990-present

Former Member, Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission

Member, League of Women Voters

Former Chair/Member, Recreation Commission, Town of Queensbury

Member, Regional Advisory Board of Directors, Glens Falls National Bank

Former Chair, Warren County Recycling Advisory Committee

Member, Women's Republican Club of Warren County and Essex County

Member, Warren County Board of Realtors, 1994-1999

Awards:

Liberty Bell Award for Community Service, 1992
Adirondack Girl Scouts' Women of Distinction Award, 1997
Public Service Sector Partnership Award, 2000
Legislative Leadership Award, 2005
Legislator of the Year, 2005 - Families Together
Advance New York Leadership Award, 2006
Charles Stewart Parnell Award, 2007
Honorary Doctorate, The College of Saint Rose, 2007
Mary G. Roebling Distinguished Service Award, 2011 - Association of the United States Army First Region
State Leader of the Year Award - New York State School Boards Association

Number of Grandchildren:

15

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