To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Betty Little
Betty Little addresses Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, SUNY Plattsburgh, June 14, 2014 (14449639782) (cropped).jpg
Member of the New York Senate from the 45th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2003
Preceded byRonald B. Stafford
Member of the New York Assembly from the 109th District
In office
November 8, 1995 – December 31, 2002
Preceded byJames P. King
Succeeded byRobert Prentiss
Personal details
Born (1940-09-28) September 28, 1940 (age 78)
Glens Falls, New York
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceQueensbury, New York
Alma materCollege of St. Rose (B.A.)
WebsiteOfficial website

Elizabeth O'Connor "Betty" Little (born September 28, 1940) is a New York State Senator. A member of the Republican Party, she was first elected in 2002. She serves in the 45th Senate District, which includes all or part of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties.[1]

Betty Little during an interview
Betty Little during an interview


Little was born in Glens Falls on September 28, 1940, and currently resides in Queensbury.[2] Little is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose with a degree in Elementary Education.[3] She has worked as both teacher and a realtor.[4]

Little has six children and seventeen grandchildren.[5]

Political career

Little first entered public service as a member and later Chair of the Town of Queensbury Recreation Commission.[6] In 1986 she was elected to serve as an At-Large Supervisor to the Warren County Board of Supervisors for the Town of Queensbury, where she served on numerous boards and committees and as County Budget Officer in 1990 and 1991.[7]

In 1995, Little won a special election to serve in the New York State Assembly, and would serve in the Assembly until winning election to the Senate in 2002.[8]

New York Senate

In 2002, incumbent Republican Senator Ronald B. Stafford decided not to seek another term.[9] As a result, Little announced that she would run to replace him.[10] Despite the district being competitive on paper, Little easily won election to her first term in the Senate against Democrat Boyce Sherwin, 77% to 23%.[11]

Since her initial election, Little has never faced serious opposition, and was unopposed in 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.[12] She faced the closest election of her career in 2018, but still won 64% to 36%.[13]

After the appointment of Kirsten Gillibrand to the United States Senate in January 2009, Little expressed interest in running for U.S. Congress in New York's 20th congressional district and announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the special election for the seat.[14] The nomination went instead to Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco.[15]

Prior to Republicans losing the Senate majority in the 2018 elections, Little served as Chair of the Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee.[5]

Political positions


Little has said she believes universal health care should be passed at the federal level to avoid unduly burdening the state.[16]

Same-sex marriage

Little voted "No" on same-sex marriage legislation in December 2009 and the bill received no Republican Senate support.[17] Little has said she supports civil unions. In 2011, Little voted against the Marriage Equality Act, which the Senate passed 33-29.[18] The 2011 bill became law.[19]

Second Amendment

Little generally opposes new forms of gun control, receiving an A from the NRA in 2004 and a 0% from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence in 2002.[20]


  1. ^ Press-Republican, JOE LoTEMPLIO. "Sen. Little's Plattsburgh office to close". Press-Republican.
  2. ^, KATHLEEN MOORE. "Sen. Betty Little and challenger Emily Martz spar over abortion rights". Glens Falls Post-Star. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  3. ^ STAR, KATHLEEN MOORE GLENS FALLS POST. "Little wins big over Martz". Press-Republican. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  4. ^ Mann, Brian; Lake, in Schroon; NY. "State ed officials face "common core" rage". NCPR. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  5. ^ a b Press-Republican, JOE LoTEMPLIO. "State Sen. Betty Little to run again". Press-Republican. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  6. ^ Hornbeck, Leigh (2016-08-26). "Betty Little: Q&A on women in politics". Times Union. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  7. ^ "Little won re-election by a wide margin | News, Sports, Jobs - Adirondack Daily Enterprise". Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  8. ^ Mann, Brian; Falls, in Glens; NY. "Betty Little wins ninth term in NYS Senate 45 race". NCPR. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  9. ^ "Editorial: Political gamesmanship means loss to North Country". Press-Republican. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  10. ^ Press-Republican, JOE LOTEMPLIO. "Sen. Little to seek re-election after rumors of retirement". Glens Falls Post-Star. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  11. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY State Senate 45 Race - Nov 05, 2002". Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  12. ^ "Our Campaigns - Candidate - Elizabeth O'C. "Betty" Little". Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  13. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY State Senate 45 Race - Nov 06, 2018". Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  14. ^ "Betty Little Announces Plans To Replace Gillibrand". Hearst Stations Inc. on behalf of WPTZ-TV. 2009-01-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  15. ^ admin. "New York State Senator Betty Little Archives". Fort Ticonderoga Blog. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  16. ^ "Martz wants to pass bills Little hasn't | News, Sports, Jobs - Adirondack Daily Enterprise". Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  17. ^ June 15th, Brian Mann on; 2011. "North Country Sen. Betty Little "a No vote" on gay marriage". The In Box. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  18. ^ Johnston, Garth (2011-06-25). "FINALLY: NY State Senate Passes Gay Marriage". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  19. ^ Confessore, Nicholas; Barbaro, Michael (24 June 2011). "New York Allows Same-Sex Marriage, Becoming Largest State to Pass Law". The New York Times.
  20. ^ "Senator Elizabeth O'Connor 'Betty' Little (NY)". Project Smart Vote. Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2010-06-15.

External links

New York Assembly
Preceded by
James P. King
New York State Assembly, 109th District
Succeeded by
Robert Prentiss
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Ronald B. Stafford
New York State Senate, 45th District
This page was last edited on 14 September 2019, at 04:09
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.