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Alexander B. "Pete" Grannis is the New York State Commissioner of Environmental Conservation (DEC). He formerly served as a Democrat representing District 65 in the New York State Assembly, which is comprised primarily of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island.

Grannis was nominated by Governor Eliot Spitzer as DEC Commissioner on January 25, 2007. He was approved in April.

First elected to the Assembly in 1974, Grannis served as Chairman of the Insurance Committee in the Assembly, and was a member of several other standing committees. In his capacity as Chairman he claimed responsibility for authoring New York State's Community Rating/Open Enrollment law as well as the 1996 Managed Care Consumer Protection Act.

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