As an elected official and government employee, John Perone spent 32 years serving his local community in a number of public positions. As a resident of Mamaroneck, New York, he ran for election to the Town Councilman seat. His win led to a three-year tenure in that position. In 1978, John Perone was elected to the role of New York State Assemblyman, representing Westchester County's South Shore Communities. He served four straight two-year terms, leaving the position in 1986.Following his time as an elected official, John Perone became an Appointed Council, first to New York State Senator John Flynn and later to State Senator Nicholas Spano. He held this position until 1996 when New York Governor George Pataki selected him as the newest Active Justice of the Supreme Court. Although normally a 10-year term, Perone left in 2002 to re-enter private practice.Today, John Perone continues to practice law as a Partner at the law firm, McMillan, Constabile, Maker & Perone, LLP. As a trial lawyer, he deals with civil litigation, criminal law, commercial law, and real estate law. In addition, he serves as an Arbitrator and Hearing Officer. Perone also has held the role of an officer in the New York Guard since 1998. With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he is stationed with the Civil and Military Affairs Unit at Yonkers Armory. In this position, he has undergone sever deployments as a Jag Officer and assisted in the Ground Zero cleanup after the 9/11 tragedy in New York City. John Perone is a graduate of Merrimack College and the Villanova University School of Law, from which he earned his Juris Doctor in 1970. He continues to live in Mamaroneck, New York.