- Party: Republican, Conservative
- Occupation: Partner in national law firm Manatt Phelps and Phillips, LLP
- Education: John Faso graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens and the State University of New York at Brockport
- He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979.
- Served in the New York State Assembly from 1987-2002.
- Chaired Governor Pataki's 1994 budget transition team that developed the first reduction in state spending in 52 years, closing a $5 billion deficit.
- Served as Assembly Republican Leader from 1998-2002.
- Candidate for state Comptroller in 2002.