John Lemondes was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 3, 2020. His district is made up of parts of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, and Onondaga counties.
As an Assemblyman, John will work to reduce taxes, create jobs, support our small businesses, and protect Second Amendment rights. He believes agriculture and business are the backbone of our economy and will push to end overregulation for hardworking farmers.
John comes from a family of veterans and is a graduate of Paul Smiths College, Penn State University, and Syracuse University, after which he served in the army for 27 years. In 2014, he retired as a Colonel after a career that spanned 27 years and included numerous overseas tours. After his retirement from the Army, John and his family began operating a farm in La Fayette.
John most recently served as the president of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of New York state, an active member of the American Sheep Industry Association, and served on the Board of Directors of the Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District. He is also a proud member of the New York State Farm Bureau. Committed to the environment and its critical role in the agricultural industry, as an Assemblyman, John will fight to protect the preservation of his region’s natural resources as well as its watershed needs.
John is also a staunch advocate for public safety.
John and his wife, Martha, reside in LaFayette with their children.