|Name||J. Gary Pretlow|
|Address||30 Ehrbar Ave |
Mount Vernon, New York , United States
|| August 27, 1949
Sep 08, 2018 12:36am
|Info||J. Gary Pretlow, Democrat, was elected to the New York Assembly in 1992, and re-elected in 1994 and 1996. In 1998 and 2000, the Assemblyman was re-elected without a major party opponent. He represents the 84th Assembly District, which includes Mount Vernon and Yonkers. |
Assemblyman Pretlow was born on August 27, 1949 in New York City and raised in Queens. He currently resides in Mount Vernon. The Assemblyman has one son, James Gary Pretlow II.
Assemblyman Pretlow received his degree in Business Administration from Baruch College in 1972 and is a licensed stockbroker and insurance agent.
Before entering politics, Assemblyman Pretlow was the Manager of Accounting for Bloomingdale's department store. In 1980, he joined The Limited, a national retail company, as the Assistant Controller and in 1985, started a partnership, Moncur-Pretlow & Company, a financial planning and management-consulting firm.
During his first year in business, Assemblyman Pretlow was elected to the Mount Vernon City Council and served until December 1992. During his tenure on the City Council, Assemblyman Pretlow served as Chairman of the Finance and Planning Committee and Chairman of the Capital Projects Board. Also, as a member of the Urban Renewal Agency and Commissioner of the Mount Vernon Housing Authority, Mr. Pretlow was instrumental in bringing new affordable housing to Mount Vernon.
In the State Assembly, Mr. Pretlow currently serves as Chairman of House Operations. Assemblyman Pretlow is also a member of the committees on Ways and Means, Social Services, Cities, Racing and Wagering, Codes, Insurance and the Assembly Steering Committee. Assemblyman Pretlow also serves on the New York State Task Force on Auto Insurance. He is also a member of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, an organization for which he serves as treasurer. In addition, Assemblyman Pretlow is a member of The Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, and the New York State Senate and Assembly Hispanic Task Force.
Assemblyman Pretlow is the recipient of numerous awards for 2001 to date including: Westchester Board of Legislators Proclamation; Mount Vernon Youth Bureau, Youth Service Award; and the Yonkers YWCA Trailblazer in Government Award. In 2000, the Assemblyman was awarded the African-American Chamber of Commerce Elected Official of the Year Award; Westchester Entrepreneur Assistance Center Special Recognition Award; The Mount Vernon Task Force on AIDS Appreciation Award; and the Institute for Student Achievement Recognition Awarded. In 1999, Assemblyman Pretlow received the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee Distinguished Service Award; Yonkers Community Mental Health Center, Dedicated Service to Mental Health Award; Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club Certificate of Excellence and Recognition of Achievement Award; and the Collin Allen Daycare Center Recognition Award.