Arthur “Jerry” Kremer has enjoyed a distinguished career in law and politics. After six years of local government service, he was elected to the State Assembly in 1966 and served as a member for 23 years. During his tenure, he became Chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. He lectured frequently around the country on fiscal strategies and reform of the budget process. He was Chair of the Legislative Commission on Expenditure Review.
One of his continuing interests has been how to get government to be an effective voice for the people. He was a co-author of a study on the value of a tax amnesty program for New York State. While a member of the Assembly, he was a frequent observer of the proceedings at the 1967 Constitutional Convention and decided there was a need for an in-depth study of previous conventions.