Biography

Assemblyman Michael J. Norris
Michael J. Norris was elected on November 8, 2016 to the New York State Assembly and re-elected on November 6, 2018. His district includes parts of Niagara, Erie and Orleans Counties.

As a Member of the Assembly, Mike has fought for stronger ethics laws including pension forfeiture, supported more transparency in state government by sponsoring the State Contracts Sunlight Act, championed legislation to expand coverage and opportunities for our volunteer fire service, and has advocated for a greater emphasis of vocational job training opportunities. He has also worked to improve our infrastructure, roads, parks and library system in the Western New York region.

Mike currently serves as the Ranking Minority Member of the Election Law Committee, and also is a member of the Ways and Means, Transportation, Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development, and Judiciary committees. Mike has also previously served as a member of the Aging, Cities, Health and Higher Education committees.

Mike received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Niagara University and Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2006.

Since his admission to the Bar, Mike has engaged in general practice and is a partner in the law firm of Seaman Norris, LLP. He has served as the Attorney for the Town of Lockport, Town of Somerset, and Village of Cassadaga, the Third Corporation Counsel for the City of Lockport and the Prosecutor for the Towns of Lockport and Hartland. Mike is a member of the Lockport, Niagara County, Erie County and New York State Bar Associations.

Mike also previously worked for the New York State Senate and Assembly, served as a Niagara County Election Commissioner and interned in the City of Lockport Mayor’s office.

An active community leader, Mike is a member and past president of the Lockport Rotary Club and member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Lockport. He is also a past member of the Tony Nemi’s Youth Sportsman’s League and LCTV Board of Directors. Mike was one of 12 members selected in the Greater Niagara Newspapers’ Inaugural Under 40 Class in 2015, and received the Paul Harris Award from Lockport Rotary in 2013.

He is a lifelong Lockport resident and graduate of Lockport High School.