Former Assemblyman Jim Bacalles with Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning).
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano was pleased to enjoy some time with his predecessor, Jim Bacalles, during Bacalles recent visit to Albany.
Palmesano had the honor of introducing Bacalles to the Assemblys new membership during a formal recognition during session this week.
It was a great privilege for me to welcome Jim back to Albany, said Palmesano. Jim is a true friend of this institution and was a dedicated public servant.
Palmesano noted that he and Bacalles have maintained an excellent relationship over the years.
Not only was Jim my predecessor, but he was my mentor and is still a very good friend. I had the honor of working for Jim from 1995 to 2004, and during that time, I gained a wealth of knowledge. He epitomizes what public service should be all about, said Palmesano. Jim was dedicated to the people of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and I again want to thank him for his many years of service to our community.