City/Town of Residence
Valhalla, New York
Current Political Office
Mount Pleasant Town Council
Manhattan College, B.A., Communication; Valhalla High School
Prior Civic Service
Valhalla School District Board of Education; Mount Pleasant Architectural Review Board; Westchester County Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board
Understanding our region’s high cost of living due primarily to property taxes, I supported four balanced budgets with an average tax levy increase of only 1.87% as a Board of Education trustee. All four complied with the tax cap. As a Councilman, I will once again support fiscally responsible budgets that provide essential services on a cost-effective basis. I will also promote smart economic development to expand the tax base without overburdening our schools, environment and first-responders.
Westchester continues to lose residents to more affordable regions of the state and country. After spending most of their lives in the communities where they raised their families, senior citizens in particular are finding themselves unable to stay in their hometowns. Elected officials across the county must continue to explore appropriate opportunities for affordable senior housing, workforce housing for local residents such as teachers and first responders, and housing for young professionals.
City/Town of Residence
BS, MA Georgetown University
Education Certification UNC Chapel Hill
In today’s environment, we need more people who can reach across the aisle and work with a great diversity of people. As a fluent Spanish, French and Russian speaker, having lived in several countries and as resident of Pleasantville for 25 years,I AM that person. I am thrilled to be running for a seat on the Mt. Pleasant Town Board where I will bring greater visibility and community engagement to the Board’s discussion process and increase the positive impact the Board can have on our community
The grant to develop the Master Plan is a fantastic opportunity. We need to seize the moment to create a plan that meets both the short and long-term needs of our town; a roadmap to become an accessible location where young adults want to live; young families want to raise their children; and, empty nesters can safely and affordably grow old. Then the Board must deliver a timely, responsible implementation of the plan.