My name is MICHAEL H. RANZENHOFER and as partner in the Friedman & Ranzenhofer law firm, I feel a deep responsibility to the citizens of the Western New York area.

I grew up in New York and received my BA (Magna Cum Laude) in 1976 from S.U.N.Y Albany and my law degree in 1979 from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo.

I was admitted to all New York State Courts in 1980 and to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1985.

I currently serve the 61st District as a member of the New York Senate. For 20 years I was an Erie County Legislator.

From 1993 -1995 and 2004 I was Erie County’s Legislature minority leader and in 2003, majority leader.

Between 2002-2004, I served on the Erie County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors.

From1998 – 2002, I was a task force mentor of the Western New York Meals-on-Wheels and the S.U.N.Y Health Services Institutional Review Board of Directors.