Investing in our communities

Supporting Families' and Individuals' Success

I am committed to serving us in the New York State Senate, bringing our true rural experience to the work and delivering the resources we need for all of our families to accomplish their goals, to enact laws and policies that remove barriers to people's success and empower them to live the lives they choose.

Ensuring Public Safety

The top concern for most of the people in the Finger Lakes has been public safety. People cannot thrive in a community where they are afraid and uncertain about their safety. Working to address the root causes of uncertainty and crime, supporting the emergency responders who answer when needed, and making sure we have a system for recovery allows us freedom from fear and enables us to move forward

Building Trust

Before we can do anything to move forward we have to re-establish the relationship between the People and Our Government. We have allowed ourselves to be divided and led into constantly fighting amongst ourselves and our government.

Moving forward means increasing transparency, accessibility, and participation so the government is held accountable and serves all of the People.

Amplifying the Rural Voice

Too often the rural areas of our state are left out of the work being done for us by New York State, and our needs are not being met.

Yet the state depends on our rural areas and their contributions to the culture, and economy of the state.

There is opportunity for rural areas like the Finger Lakes to thrive, but only with representation that actively seeks collaboration instead of opposition.

Protecting Rights

In a democracy, we believe it is the purpose of government to strive to make the values and rights of freedom, justice, and opportunity a reality for all. Freedom of expression, freedom of religion, rights to education, healthcare and health decisions, and justice are guaranteed in New York State and the United States and we must always preserve and protect our rights.

Strong Economy: Make NY Affordable

New York State, and the Finger Lakes in particular, is an incredible place to live, work, play, and raise a family. With the right investments in education, infrastructure, and development we can ensure a strong and sustainable economy that provides for everyone's basic needs, enables people now and in the future to improve and achieve the lives they choose.