I was born and raised in Central New York. I attended Skaneateles High School and went on to SUNY Oswego where I graduated with his BA in May 2010. Following my graduation, I began as an intern for U.S. Senator Charles Schumer's Syracuse Office, where I eventually became the office's managing intern. I gained a great deal of experience working with government agencies and operations.
After my time with Senator Schumer, I went on to work in the private sector. I was hired by Smart Sales, Inc. to manage and develop the company's communications effectively.
Following my stint with Smart Sales, I wanted to continue my public service career, and was hired by State Senator John A. DeFrancisco. I have been on his staff for over two and a half years, where I am responsible for constituent service issues such as environment, transportation, veteran's, economic development, education, healthcare, and many other issues. I have worked out of both the Syracuse District Office, as well as the Albany office in the State Capitol. I also assist Senator DeFrancisco with legislation and budget issues.
I am running for Syracuse Common Council for several reasons. Over recent years, our city has changed. Crime continues to be an increasing issue. The City is very troubled with financial issues, and leading us towards bankruptcy. Our city's economy remains stagnant, and the educational system needs serious improvements.
I have the compassion, leadership, and the experience to understand, and work toward resolve these issues. I have the determination to work with other elected officials at all levels to examine these issues. My character, and long standing reputation as a outstanding member of the community will make me an effective member of the council. I will stand up for what I believe in, and always be there to take the time and listen to constituents.
It is time for Less Talk, and More Action. We need to work together in this community to solve the issues at hand. I am willing to roll up my sleeves, get to work, and implement policy that will be long-lasting.
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