Chairman Ryan McMahon
Ryan represents the 15th Legislative District including Syracuse and Geddes. Ryan was elected chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature in 2011. Since then he has taken on multiple major projects and development initiatives. His major focus has been on job creation and ensuring good fiscal discipline in the county.
Ryan is a graduate of Bishop Ludden High School and LeMoyne College. Previously he worked in the private sector and held office as a Syracuse Common Council Member. He is a lifelong resident of Strathmore and currently resides there with his wife and two children.
Pat Kilmartin - Majority Leader
Pat represents the 11th Legislative District including the Town of Onondaga and the Town of Camillus. He has been a leading voice for lower taxes and making the area more affordable for families to live. Pat has a made a priority of creating an environment where the private sector can thrive.
Pat is a graduate of the University of Rochester and New England School of Law. He was an assistant district attorney and has since worked in private practice as an attorney. He currently resides in the Town of Onondaga with his wife and four children.
Dave Knapp - Ways and Means Committee Chairman
Dave represents the 12th Legislative District which includes all of the Towns of LaFayette, Pompey, Fabius, and Tully and parts of Onondaga, Dewitt, Manlius, and the City of Syracuse. As Ways and Means Chairman Dave is in charge of the county's finances. Dave has prioritized being a good steward of taxpayer money and keeping taxes low.
Dave is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as a captain in the United States Army. Prior to his election to the legislature he served on the Town Board in LaFayette. Dave currently resides at his family farm in LaFayette with his wife and three children.
Danny Liedka - Health Committee Chairman
Danny represents the 7th Legislative District which includes the Town of DeWitt, the Northside of the City of Syracuse and the entirety of the Village of East Syracuse. Danny has stood on the principles of keep taxes and spending low and ensuring that our community remains safe and affordable.
Danny got his start as a Village Trustee in East Syracuse and was elected Mayor of East Syracuse in 2007 and elected to the legislature in 2011. He currently works as an announcer for Time Warner Cable Sports and as a regional manager for Marriott Hotels. He resides in East Syracuse with his wife and children.
Brian May - Public Safety Committee Chairman
Brian represents the 1st Legislative District which includes the Town of Lysander and part of the Town of Clay (Radisson). Brian has been a fighter for reducing spending and exercising fiscal discipline at the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department. As chairman of the Public Safety Committee he has brought the Sheriff's budget into balance for the first time in a decade.
Brian was first elected to the legislature in 2011 and currently lives in Baldwinsville with his wife and children.
Kathy Rapp - Planning and Economic Development Committee Chairwoman
Kathy represents the 5th Legislative District that includes parts of Cicero, Dewitt, Salina and Syracuse's Northside as well as the Village of North Syracuse. Kathy has been a leader for regional economic development and job creation including assisting in the implementation of several major projects for the area in and around her district.
Kathy has been a member of the legislature since 1998 and has extensive experience in various issues impacting Onondaga County. She owns a small business - a marketing firm in Liverpool. She has three grown children and currently resides in Liverpool with her husband Bill.
Judy Tassone - County Facilities Committee Chairwoman
Judy represents the 4th Legislative District which includes the area around Onondaga Lake - including a majority of the Towns of Geddes and Salina and some of the City of Syracuse. Judy has been known as a tenacious legislator with a track record of getting things done for her district and the region.
Judy is a small business owner and has been on the legislature since 2009. She currently resides in Liverpool with her husband Bill.
Mike Plochocki - Environmental Protection Committee Chairman
Mike represents the 6th Legislative District which includes the Towns of Spafford, Otisco, Skaneatles, Marcellus and part of the Town of Camillus. Mike has made a priority of hard work and getting things done for his district.
Mike is a private practice attorney and the former Mayor of Marcellus. He has represented the 6th L.D. since 2011 and currently resides in Marcellus with his wife Debi.
Tim Burtis - Health Committee Vice-Chairman
Tim represents the 3rd Legislative District which includes Cicero and a part of Manlius. Though Tim is the newest member of the legislature he already has a reputation of being a fighter for lower taxes, controlling spending, and a fighter for job growth.
Tim served on the Cicero Town Board as Deputy Supervisor until January of 2015 when he was appointed by the County Executive to replace retiring Legislator Jim Corl. Jim currently lives in Cicero with his wife and children.
John Dougherty - County Facilities Committee Vice-Chairman
John represents the 2nd Legislative District which includes the western half of the Town of Clay. John has been known as a fiscal conservative who has worked to keep taxes low and create a better atmosphere for job creation in Onondaga County.
John is an engineer by trade and has a master's degree in business administration. He has been a member of the legislature since 2009 and resides in Clay with his wife and children.
Casey Jordan - Ways and Means Committee Vice-Chairman
Casey represents the 14th Legislative District which includes the eastern half of the Town of Clay and a portion of the Village of North Syracuse. Casey is an outspoken member of the legislature and an independent voice for the people of his district.
Casey was first elected to the legislature in 2005 and is one of the most senior members of the body. Casey has a J.D. from Hofstra Law School and works in private practice as a litigator. He currently resides in Clay with his wife and children.
Derek Shepard - Environmental Protection Committee Vice-Chairman
Derek represents the 13th Legislative District which includes the Towns of Camillus, Van Buren and Elbridge. Derek has been an advocate for his district fighting for rural and agricultural issues as well as fighting to reduce property taxes and costs on small businesses.
Derek was first elected to the legislature in 2011 while still a student at Syracuse College of Law. He currently has a J.D. from Syracuse and resides in Baldwinsville.
Kevin Holmquist - County Legislator 10th District
Kevin represents the 10th Legislative District which includes a majority of the Town of Manlius. A conservative, and outspoken Ronald Reagan supporter, Kevin has fought for the principles of smaller government and lower taxes.
Kevin has been on the legislature since 2005, when he was appointed by Nick Pirro, and has been re-elected to the seat ever since. Kevin works as a Relationship Manager with Key Bank and holds a B.A. from Syracuse University. He currently resides in the Erie Village area of Manlius.