I am running for the 27th District because in my 40 years of working throughout many counties in this district I have encountered deep glaring needs that affect our families and citizens. Before my retirement from engineering, I worked twenty-eight years for communities and industries as a water supply/wastewater treatment engineer. I was very fortunate to be a civil servant, a public trust, for twelve years managing the Erie County Department of Public Health’s Environmental Engineering group where I worked hard to make significant changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of serving our citizens.
As a committed community member, I have stood up with others to an illegal Walmart rezoning in Orchard Park. I publicly defended the firing of the town’s well respected, professional planner because she had pointed out the law was being broken. I served as president and member of the St Ann’s Community Center Board in Buffalo for 13 years that provided education services to youth in the City of Buffalo
As champion of education and strong academics, I served as President of the grass roots education reform group, the Orchard Park Citizens Group, that grew to over 400 families to fight for higher academic expectations and more cost-effective operation.
Even when it may not be popular or follow one party's agenda, I seek to do what truly serves the people in spite of sometimes vehement opposition by special interests. My public track record shows I have done this and I will do it again for the People of the 27th District
To make constructive progress I pledge I will not participate in negative, divisive, dishonest campaigning and will respectfully and honestly work with all members of Congress when elected to pass needed laws. George Washington in his farewell speech hoped his words “now and then recur to moderate the fury of party spirit…” I was fortunate to see first-hand over the years, working with Jim Woodruff from Genesee County, Ed Mink from the Village of Warsaw and Tom Perry from the Village of Akron, actions for the common good, sometimes in spite of strong opposition. We need to follow their examples.