James Bacalles
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James Bacalles

Republican

American politician

Corning, New York
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James Bacalles

American politician
Summary
Experience
72
Years of Age
28
Years of Experience
NYResidence (state)

James Bacalles (born March 26, 1949) is a former member of the New York State Assembly, for the 136th district first elected in 1995. He is a Republican. Prior to his election to the assembly he served as mayor of Corning. He served on the Steuben County Board of Supervisors and then the Steuben County Legislature from 1980 till 1989. Bacalles unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the New York State Senate 53rd District seat held by George Winner; the nomination went to Tom O'Mara, who also went on to win the general election. As a result, Bacalles could not seek re-election to his seat in the Assembly, and Phil Palmesano was elected to take his place.

Experience

Education

  (1 of 1)  
Ithaca College
Attended

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 8)  
Assembly Member
New York State Assembly
1995 - 2010
Assistant Minority Whip
New York State Assembly Minority Conference
2003
Experience
New York State Assembly
1995
Mayor
City of Corning
1992 - 1995
Member
Steuben County Board of Supervisors/Steuben County Legislature
1979 - 1989
Minority Conference Vice Chair
New York State Assembly
Curtis Industries
Incorporated, former Area Sales Manager
Owner
Bacalles Glass Engravers

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 19)  
Board of Directors
Corning Hospital/Founders Pavilion
Board of Directors
Southern Tier Catholic Charities, present
Boy Scout Troop 61
present
Chapter Adviser
Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America
Executive Board
Five Rivers Council
Member
Institute of Human Services
Member
Finger Lakes Association
Member
Corning Regional Science Center
Member
Corning Area Youth Center
Member
Career Development Council
Member
United Way
Member
Southern Tier Central Regional Planning Board
Member
New York State Association of Counties
Member
Steuben County Youth Board
Member
Office for Aging Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
President
Five Rivers Council, present
Member
Legislative Commission on Rural Resources
1999 - Current
Member
Steuben County Committee
Member
Medicaid and Welfare Reform Task Force, New York State Association of Counties