NEW YORK – Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R, C, I- Staten Island/Brooklyn) has been selected by Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay (R, C, I- Pulaski) to serve on the Legislative Commission on Solid Waste Management and the Commission on Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste for the 2021-2022 legislative term.
These commissions are tasked with researching new methods by which the state of New York can improve the way waste and toxic materials are handled and disposed of, as well as finding policy solutions to the environmental challenges.
“I am honored to be chosen by Minority Leader Barclay to serve on the Legislative Commission on Solid Waste Management and the Commission on Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste,” said Tannousis. “These commissions are an important force in making sure that hazardous and potentially dangerous waste materials are handled responsibly. We must be diligent in protecting our citizens and protecting our environment.”
“This is just another way for me to fight for our residents, and I’m grateful for the opportunity. I’m ready to get to work,” said Tannousis.
He is also a member of the Committees on Aging, on Cities, on Governmental Employees, and on Judiciary.
Tannousis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 3, 2020. His district represents parts of Southern Brooklyn and the East Shore of Staten Island. He is a lifelong Staten Islander and the son of Greek immigrants who came to America to seek a better life after being displaced by armed conflict in Cyprus.
Tannousis is a graduate of Public School 23, Intermediate School 24, and Monsignor Farrell High School. He earned an undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton and his Juris Doctor from Pace Law School.
Proud of his Greek and Cypriot community roots, Tannousis previously served as a board member of the Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce and was a delegate for the Cyprus Federation of America.
He currently resides in the Great Kills neighborhood with his wife, Anna, and their morkie, Alex.