About Joe Bruno
Joe Bruno represented the upstate 43rd New York State Senate District. In 1966 – Bruno was on the campaign staff of Governor Nelson Rockefeller – and from 1969 to 1974 he served as Special Assistant to Speaker of the Assembly. Bruno was first elected to the New York State Senate in 1976 and was re-elected every year until his resignation in 2008. While in office – the phrase “three men in room” was coined to refer to Governor George Pataki – Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver and Joe Bruno as the 3 men who ran the state of New York. Upon his retirement – Bruno was hit with 9 counts of abusing his office. The first trial found him guilty yet on appeal he was completely exonerated. Now lives on his upstate farm and is writing a book about his ordeal which will be published in December of 2016.