Contact Information for our Elected Officials

All voters have the right to contact their lawmakers to make their opinions known.  Make your opinion heard so Averill Park can continue to provide quality education.  Express why you decided to move into or stay in Averill Park.  Express how the district becoming financially insolvent is unacceptable.  Do you want to ask your local representative for mandate relief and removal of the Gap Elimination Assessment (GEA)?  Would you like to see education aid restored?  It is time to make sure they understand there is a need for mandate relief and the removal, once and for all, of the GEA.

Below is contact information for our representatives as well as others in position of power within the state.  A sample letter as well as talking points to create your own letter is available for use.  Feel free to edit as you see fit.  In your communication, please exhibit the class and virtues that make our district so special.


Letters mailed via the US postal service tend to be most effective.

Download the sample letter to send to your elected officials (Microsoft Word)

Download the sample talking points to create your own letter or call your elected officials (Microsoft Word)

Please check back as we will be organizing additional opportunities to reach out to our elected officials.


Governor Andrew Cuomo
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-8390
Submit comments through the Governor's Web site:


Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos
Legislative Office Building, Room 909
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-3171

Submit comments through the Majority Leader's Web site:


Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
Legislative Office Building, Room 932
Albany, NY 12248
(518) 455-3791
Submit comments through the Speaker's Web site:


Senator John J. Flanagan

Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Education


District Office

260 Middle Country Road Suite 102

Smithtown, NY 11787

United States

Phone: (631) 361-2154

Fax: (631) 361-5367


Albany Office

Room 805 Legislative Office Building

Albany, NY 12247

United States

Phone: (518) 455-2071

Fax: (518) 426-6904


Contact Senator Flanagan through his website:


Senator Roy J. McDonald

Albany Office

188 State Street Room 918, Legislative Office Building

Albany, NY 12247

Phone: (518) 455-2381

Fax: (518) 426-6985


District Office

433 River Street Hedley Building, Suite 1004

Troy, NY 12180

Phone: (518) 274-4616

Fax: (518) 274-4635


Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin

Albany Office

Legislative Office Building, Room 533

Albany, NY 12248

Phone: (518) 455_5777



District Office

1654 Columbia Turnpike

Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033

Phone: (518)-479-0542

FAX:(518) 479-0653


Download a printable copy of the above list (PDF)