Honoring former Assemblymember and Erie County Legislator Robin Schimminger

A Tonawanda native, Schimminger retired from the New York State Assembly in 2020 after a nearly 50 year career in public service

Legislators Lisa Chimera and Kevin Hardwick recently presented retired Assemblyman Robin Schimminger with a proclamation honoring his long career in Erie County and New York State government. A lawyer by training, Schimminger was first elected to the Erie County Legislature at the age of 26.

Serving until 1976 in the Erie County Legislature, Schimminger went on to successfully run for the New York State Assembly where he served for 44 years. Over his long career, Schimminger chaired multiple committees including Small Business and Economic Development. He was a champion for workforce training and job creation in our area, always striving to make New York a better place for all to live and work.

“We have been so fortunate to have Robin Schimminger advocate for our community for such a long time. I am grateful for his service, and I know Tonawanda is a better place because of him. He has been a great mentor and friend to me during my own career in public service,” said Legislator Chimera.

Legislator Kevin Hardwick stated, “During my years on the City of Tonawanda Council and on the Erie County Legislature, I always found Assemblyman Schimminger to be approachable and well-respected. He was someone who worked for all people regardless of partisanship. His retirement is well-earned after a long and very dedicated career and we were pleased to recognize him for his service.”

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