Golf Invitational Chair, James Gary Pretlow, New York State
Assembly, 87th A.D.
Gary Pretlow, a member of the New York State Assembly since
1992, represents the 87th Assembly District, which includes
Mount Vernon and Yonkers.
Gary received his degree in Business Administration from Baruch
College in 1972 and is a licensed stockbroker and insurance
entering politics, Gary was the Manager of Accounting for
Bloomingdale’s Department Store. In 1980 he joined The
Limited, a national retail company, as the Assistant Controller
and in 1985 started a partnership, Moncur-Pretlow & Company,
a financial planning and management-consulting firm.
his first year in business, Gary was elected to the Mount
Vernon City Council and served until 1992. On the Council,
Gary served as Chairman of the Finance and Planning Committee
and Chairman of the Capital Projects Board. In addition, as
a member of the Urban Renewal Agency and Commissioner of the
Mount Vernon Housing Authority, he was instrumental in bringing
new affordable housing to Mount Vernon.
the State Assembly, Gary currently serves as Chairman of the
Committee on Racing and Wagering. He is also a member of the
Assembly committees’ on Ways and Means, Rules, Codes,
Insurance, Cities and Assembly Steering Committee. In addition,
Gary is a member of the Black and Puerto Rican Legislative
Caucus, NYS Senate and Assembly Hispanic Task Force and past
chairman of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican
member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Gary is also a member
of the Black Democratics of Westchester and a member of the
Lions Club of Mount Vernon.
Pretlow is married to Donna and has a son, James who resides
Pretlow is the recipient of numerous awards received in honor
of his work on behalf of the people of New York State.