Guy V. Molinari was born on November 23, 1928 in New York. He received a BA from Wagner College in 1949 and a Law Degree from New York Law School in 1951.
Mr. Molinari is the only Staten Island official to serve at all three levels of government: as a New York Assemblyman (1975-1980); as a United States Congressman (1981-1989); and as Borough President of Staten Island (1990-2001). One lasting legacy of Mr. Molinari’s three terms as Borough President was the landmark agreement with then New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and former State of New York Governor George Pataki to close the Fresh Kills Landfill – ending fifty continuous years of dumping on Staten Island. As a United States Congressman, he successfully lobbied for the one-way toll on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to ease traffic congestion, he saved the former Public Health Service Hospital and orchestrated its conversion to Bayley Seton Hospital, averted environmental disasters by preventing the operation of dangerous liquefied natural gas tanks and coal burning power plants, and gained national attention for his report on airborne toxic waste and its relation to cancer. Guy V. Molinari is revered as a national figure in Republican politics, whose support, dedication, and hard work has culminated in the election of numerous prominent elected officials including former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York City’s Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Staten Island Borough President James P. Molinaro and Congressman Michael Grimm. He currently serves as the New York State Campaign Director for Presidential Candidate Governor Mitt Romney.