State Senator, New York Senate
Robert G. Ortt was sworn into office as a New York State Senator for the 62nd District in January of 2015.
From Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2014, Rob served as Mayor of North Tonawanda. In that role, he developed executive experience with an in-depth understanding of local government. As mayor, he cut the size of government by 16 percent, which resulted in $2.3 million in savings for taxpayers – all while maintaining services and avoiding layoffs.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Rob served as the City Treasurer and then, Clerk-Treasurer of North Tonawanda. On April 3, 2007, the Common Council appointed Rob as City Treasurer. On Nov. 6, 2007 he was elected to serve a four-year term by his fellow citizens, which began on Jan. 1, 2008 after he was officially sworn in at City Hall. On Nov. 4, 2008, the people of North Tonawanda voted to eliminate the position of City Clerk and combined the offices of the City Clerk and City Treasurer to form one position of Clerk-Treasurer, making him the first ever City official to hold that title.