103.9 LI News Radio was the first to break the news that Senator Chuck Fuschillo of the 8th district in the New York Senate will resign tonight at midnight. Senator Fushillo assumed office in March of 1998, his office has announced he will resign at midnight
STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CHARLES J. FUSCHILLO, JR.
“Tomorrow, we begin a new year which brings with it new beginnings,
new opportunities, and new challenges. With that in mind, I have decided
that it is time to begin a new chapter in my life and leave the New York
State Senate effective 11:59 pm tonight.
This was a hard and bittersweet decision to reach. The almost 16
years I have spent serving the residents of the 8th Senate District were
some of the most rewarding and enjoyable of my life. There were many great
accomplishments; over 200 state laws authored, including New York State’s
landmark Do Not Call Registry, the Clean Indoor Air Law, stronger penalties
for drunk drivers, and protections for individuals with autism are just
some of the many things we can look back on with pride. I am also
incredibly proud that we have been able to help countless residents with
problems as major as recovering from the devastation caused by Superstorm
Sandy to everyday quality of life issues.
However, I am at a point in my life where I am ready for a new
challenge. As of January, I will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of
the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. This is a new and exciting
opportunity which will allow me to continue to help improve the lives of
others while at the same time enabling me to spend more time with my
Though I will be leaving office, I will continue to be active in
serving the community and remain engaged in the issues that are important
to all of us.
Serving in the Senate is both an honor and privilege which I will
always cherish and be forever grateful. I thank everyone in the community
for giving me that privilege and wish each of you the very best in the