Oswego County's: Guide To Government

John Zagame

John R. Zagame, Republican, was born on July 27, 1951, He was raised on a family farm, and attended Oswego High School. In 1967 he received an appointment from Congressman Robert C. Mc-Ewen (R-Ogdensburg) to serve as a Page in the U.S. House of Representatives, graduating from the Capitol Page School in 1969. In 1973 he received his B.A. degree from Syracuse University, magna cum laude. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society.

After college Mr. Zagame returned to farming. In September, 1974, he won the Republican primary election for the 117th District Assemblyman. He went on to win the general election, thereby becom-ing one of the youngest members of the New York State Assembly in recent times. He was reelected in 1976 and 1978, and is a full-time Assemblyman. Assemblyman Zagame and his wife, Susan, reside in Oswego. They are members of St. Mary's Church and the Grange.

Zagame also belongs to several fraternal and civic organizations, including the Elks, Sons of Italy and Jaycees. Committee assignments-Ways and Means, Environmental Conservation, Higher Education and Agriculture.

Vote in 1978 general election
John R. Zagame, Republican 23,919; Conservative 2,406................. 26,325
James W. McCarthy, Democrat 9,247; Liberal 550............................. 9,797

New York State Red Book 1979 -1980. Page 304