Anthony J. Picente, Jr.

Anthony J Picente, Jr, County Executive
Oneida County Building
800 Park Avenue, Tenth Floor
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: +1(315) 798-5800
Age: 59 (2019)
Residence: Rome, NY
Family: Married to his wife, Eleanor (Griffo) Picente, no children.
Parents: Mother (deceased- November 4, 2011): Rose Marie (Colonna) Picente (parents- John B. and Pasqualina (Lisanti) Colonna) and,
Father (deceased- December 17, 1995) Anthony J. "Priest")" Picente, Sr. (parents- Picente Frank and Macchione Rose).
Sisters: Catherine Dumka (Marcy, NY) and Anne Marie Lombard (Whitesboro, NY).

10th Oneida County Executive

Oneida County's Board of Legislators.

Connections & Relationships

Oneida County Board of Elections - County Executive Picente's sister "Catherine Dumka" is Oneida County Board of Elections Deputy Commissioner, see GOP chairman calls for resignation of election commissioner. Another 2018 BOE story [Here]

County Executive's Staff/Key Contacts

Genovese, James - The name "Genovese" appears 340 times in the Dwtn Hospital #Emailgate.

Carroll, Amanda -

Phil Vanno - Page 151 of #emailgate, James Genovese (above) writes on January 4, 2017 to "Microsoft Office User" (?), "I'm CCin Phil Vanno and I know you may be thinking "Hey, that's the guy from the OD" but rest assured he isn't anymore. He is now working in the County Executive Office. We are progressing through a change in roles and as the new Assistant, Phil will begin handling press and public relations and communications while I move more into the meat of the initatives and projects (so you're not done with me yet)"

Candido, Alfred - The name "Candido" appears 155 times in the Dwtn Hospital #Emailgate.

Henry, Christopher - Christopher Henry new member of county planning, brough on in to help plan downtown hospital... .

Venettozzi, Regina - Chief Planner for the Oneida County Office of Planning... [Ref.]

Carvelli, Anthony R. - Oneida County Department of Finance... [Ref.]


February 13, 2019 - County Executive taking steps to use eminent domain for hospital parking garage. [ Ref.]

Feb 11, 2019 - Oneida County executive candidate calls on Picente, others, to resign.

Feb 6, 2019 - Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announces campaign for a 4th term. [Ref.]


Jan 11, 2018 - Anthony J. Picente, Jr.'s name Appears 603 Times in HIGHLY REDACTED FOILED emails in Downwtown Utica Hospital Scheme: #Emailgate

Jan 3, 2018 - Anthony J. Picente, lands in news, Are Oneida County legislators violating state law?, plus news links there of regarding; "4 Oneida County employees might get hefty pay increases", budget and "Picente, Legislature upbeat about shared services."


Dec 22, 2017 - Anthony J. Picente, Jr. says he supports use of eminent domain.


#NoHospitalDowntown is tracking Anthony J. Picente, Jr., operative in ill-concieved Downtown Utica Hospital proposal.


Dec. 2015 - #NoHospitalDowntown is tracking Oneida County Executive as he's heading the New York State Sports & Entertainment Facilities Association.

Jan. 16, 2015 - Became longest serving Oneida County Executive

Missions / Goals / Successes
- Improved County's financial outlook / credit rating
- Focused economic development on high tech (Nano, Cyber Security & Unmanned Aerial Systems)
- Vision 2020
- Oneida County Youth Council
- MV500
- Project ARGO (Action to Realign Government Operations, PDF), will result in County-wide benefits, including but not limited to long-term net savings, reductions...

Jan. 13 - Cuomo appoints to the New York State Power Authority Board of Trustees


Oct. 21, 2014 - Endorse Gov. Cuomo in his re-election bid

Sept. 25, 2014 -"Elected by peers" to be the President of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC)... seeking mandate relief as well as educating, representing and advocating on Counties [Ref.]


- Instrumental in the OIN settlement


- Elected, takes office Jan. 1 as County Executive


Oct 27, 2007 - "Utica native"? Born in Herkimer and raised in Utica, per Picente: I hit the ground running!

- Running for election Nov. 6 against Democrat Leon Koziol

- Appointed to take office Jan. 1 as County Executive

2006 to 2003

- Promoted to Vice President, Empire State Development Corporation, position held until 2006... (local Utica Office level, or Albany post?)


- Named Regional Director, Empire State Development Corporation
- Worked for various state and county government agencies


- Served in former Oneida County Executive Ray Meier's administration, first as his driver, later as chief of staff

- Worked on several political campaigns


- Bachelor of Science (BS) Criminal Justice, Utica College

- Grades?

Ten (10) Year Gap

- (Seeking to fill this gap, please send us information or check back as we populate this dossier)


- Associates (AAS) Criminal Justice, MVCC

- Grades?

Four (4) Year Gap

- (Seeking to fill this gap, please send us information or check back as we populate this dossier)


- Graduated from Notre Dame High School [Ref.]

- Grades?


- Attended Utica Public Schools

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