For over 10 years, I have been proud of my tenure of public service to the Irondequoit community. Now more than ever, it is critical to be represented by someone who will work collaboratively to unite rather than divide our community. I am confident that my personal experience as husband and father of three and my professional experience as a healthcare leader coupled with my community involvement have more than prepared me to be that person.
Legislative District 16
From the river to the bay, Legislative District covers the northern part of Irondequoit. Click here for a map of LD16.
After meeting in high school, dating through college, and settling in Monroe County, my wife Lindsey and I have lived in our same Irondequoit neighborhood for 15 years. We absolutely love it here. Our children are growing up in a loving and supportive community. For my children and all the families here in Irondequoit and across Monroe County, I want to help shape the best future possible.
As President of the West Irondequoit Central School District’s Board of Education, I was honored to work with a wide variety of constituents and district administration to oversee the safe delivery of education during a global pandemic. I have been a part of collaborating with my board colleagues to form policy, to create new programs, and adhere to responsible district budgets. More than anything, I have learned how devastating COVID has been on our community with regard to our economy and the mental health of our neighbors. Issues like systemic racism, access to healthcare, economic disparity have been brought to the forefront, and we must have strong and community-minded County leadership to help ensure essential services are provided where and when needed.
My education and experience have led me to a position at UR Medicine that challenges me every day. As operations and finance leader for a 100+ person and $20M department, I manage a large staff and make difficult decisions considering performance expectations and budgetary limitations. Even though I work for the largest company in our area, I apply the same level of energy and pride as I would if it were my own business. More than once, this entrepreneurial approach has garnered success and I would do the same for constituents as a member of the County Legislature.
Like you, I find the divisiveness in the County Legislature very troubling. County Executive Adam Bello was elected on a platform which included a desire to rebuild a county government that works for all of us. I am looking to be part of that team and work collaboratively to foster effective leadership that puts people, not politics, first.